Like political coverage, it's usually best to cover both the good and the bad. So, after combing through the Patriots' 2,552 offensive and defensive plays in 2011 to come up with their top 10 plays of the season, this is the list for the bottom 10.
Maybe it was a complete gaffe in execution, a mental meltdown or something emblematic that contributed to the bigger picture. Either way, it's a subjective list that bears the burden of many elements.
There were also a handful of plays that didn't make the final cut. As is the case with the top-10 list, check out Wednesday's Two-Minute Drill for a rundown of the plays that didn't stick with this edition. And of course, apologies in advance for rekindling some not-so-kind memories for Patriots fans.