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2015 Patriots GIF of the Year: Edelman was a College Quarterback vs Collins Covers Calvin

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The Matt Light Division plays in the second round!

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1. Edelman was a College Quarterback

Julian Edelman barely beat Julian Edelman in the opening round, with a score of 55% to 45%. It was a nail biter, but ultimately the voters believed that Edelman dishing out the hit was a little better than him fighting through a Bam Bam Kam Chancellor hit.

I don't think there's been a better play over the past few seasons that allowed Patriots fans to watch the play beat the opponent as it unfolds. Watching from my couch, I saw Edelman run to the top of the screen and immediately thought oh, look, he might throw the ball.

And then he caught the ball and then he threw it. I went from slouching in my seat to sitting at full attention because I knew what was happening. I don't know if I've been able to do that with the Patriots offense to this same degree.

9. Collins Covers Calvin

If Edelman versus Edelman was a nail biter, Jamie Collins absolutely smacked down Jamie Collins. Yes, this quartet of the bracket consisted of two players and, let's be serious, Collins was just as much fun to watch on defense as Edelman was on offense.

Collins possesses athleticism that no one should have. It's not fair. How can a linebacker absolutely annihilate the second most physically talented wide receiver of all time? Collins isn't fair and it's beautiful.