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Paul Sancya, Associated Press
New England Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft waves before the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game between the Patriots and New York Giants, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in Indianapolis.

INDIANAPOLIS — A season that began with heartbreak for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft ended with another loss.

The Patriots made no secret of wanting to win the Super Bowl Sunday night against the New York Giants for Kraft, whose wife Myra died of cancer shortly before the season began. His grief is still so deep just the mention of her name brings tears to his eyes, and the Patriots have honored him — and her — by wearing patches with her "MHK" initials above their hearts. Quarterback Tom Brady even tapped his patch twice after throwing his second touchdown pass.

But the Patriots couldn't win one last game for their owner, with Eli Manning leading the Giants on an 88-yard game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter. Brady had one last chance to win it, but his desperation heave into the end zone hit the ground.