Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez gets emotional after staving off retirement

Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez celebrates as he leaves the field after defeating the Seahawks in...

Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez celebrates as he leaves the field after defeating the Seahawks in their NFC division game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 13, 2013. (TAMI CHAPPELL/Reuters)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:24 AM ET

ATLANTA - For a moment, Tony Gonzalez thought the end of his brilliant 16-year career was before him.

For a moment, he lost faith.

Thirty-one blinks of the electronic game clock separated Gonzalez from retirement, as his Atlanta Falcons had fallen behind the Seattle Seahawks, 28-27, with 31 seconds left.


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