Former Cleveland Browns kicker Billy Cundiff had a chance to tie the football game with a field goal, but he yanked it left. All that was left was the kneeling by Tom Brady as the Patriots get back to the Superbowl and the final AFC North team was sent home for the off-season.
Love or hate the Patriots, it still feels good to see the team associated with Art Modell go down in spectacular fashion without a championship as they did on Sunday 23-20.
For Bill Belichick and the Patriots it is another Superbowl appearance, their first since losing to the Giants in 2007 with a perfect season on the line.
Now, at least we can avoid the whole Baltimore team playing for a Superbowl on the home field of the team that used to play in Baltimore. We know how played out those storylines can get. Producers will have to work just a little bit harder to find something as contrived as Jerome Bettis being from Detroit.