Referee Walt Coleman is officiating the last regular season match of his 30-year career at the PatriotsJets match.

Appropriately, it’s in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

New Englanders remember Coleman from the snowy 2002 playoff match against Oakland in which he mentioned that the then-obscure”Tuck Rule” to create a fumble call and keep the Patriots alive.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady lost the ballbut because he’d not tucked the ball back in to the own body it was believed to be in the act of throwing and thus an incomplete pass. A fumble might have essentially clinched the game for the Raiders. As an alternative, Adam Vinatieri tied it with a field goal and kicked the next in sudden death to win it.

The match is looked upon as the start of this Patriots’ dynasty.


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