Bedard: What went wrong on Patriots’ final play, and was it too predictable?

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It's why they get paid the big bucks.

One yard to go. The entire game rests on this one play. Do or die.

If you score, you're a genius. If the play doesn't work, you're a moron and an infinite number of other plays would have worked.

Welcome to Josh McDaniels' world after the Patriots' final play on Sunday night— a 1-yard plunge by Cam Newton — lost 1 yard as time expired to saddle the Patriots with a tough 35-30 loss to the Seahawks.

What went wrong? What did the players and coach Bill Belichick say about it?

Let's first go through the previous three plays out of that package, which were all successful and scored touchdowns: