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2015 Patriots GIF of the Year: Malcolm Butler Saves the Season vs Gronk Does Gronk Things

Which GIF makes it to the GIF of the Year Finals?!

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1. Malcolm Butler Saves the Season

Malcolm Butler tore through the Tedy Bruschi Division, winning every single match-up with at least 90% of the vote. My question to you is what were those other 10% thinking?

This GIF is a behemoth, a leviathan of sorts, that was built perfectly and destined to win this contest. It's a blend of skill and emotion, with a shameless splash of camera angles meant to enhance the moment.

There was no moment bigger than this all season. There was never a more impactful play in the history of football. It will be a long time before we see another play like this.

2. Gronk Does Gronk Things

Rob Gronkowski is represented in the Final Four with a convincing stroll through the Kevin Faulk Division. After winning the first three rounds handily, Gronk had to squeak past a scrambling Tom Brady in order to secure his spot in the Final Four.

This remains the paragon of power and finesse in the best catch-and-run of the entire season. Gronkowski is not human. He accomplished something that no one knew was possible.