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Super Selections stands at 16

Sixteen remain in the Patriots Super Selections bracket to determine the best Super Bowl performance in team history. We break down some of the first round results and look ahead to the Sweet 16. 

Leading vote getter: Dont'a Hightower's Super Bowl LI strip-sack earned 92 percent of the vote to knock out David Givens' performance in Super Bowl XXXVIII. 

Buzzer beater:The narrowest margin occurred in an LI vs. LI matchup, as Trey Flowers edged out Malcolm Mitchell with 53 percent of the vote. 

Upsets: There were three upsets based on seeding: Danny Amendola (LI) over Troy Brown (XXXVI), Tedy Bruschi (XXXVIII) over Mike Vrabel (XXXIX) and Tom Brady (LI) over Tom Brady (XLIX). 

Brady v. Brady: The games occurred two years apart, but there was even more distance between Brady's performances in XLIX and LI in the bracket, with Super Bowl LI garnering 85 percent of the vote. 

11 beats 12: Julian Edelman's Super Bowl XLIX performance knocked out Brady's XXXIX game, with 66 percent of voters taking Edelman's go-ahead catch. 

LI: Five of the six Super Bowl LI contenders moved on, with the only defeat the Flowers over Mitchell LI vs. LI matchup.

Last week's voting sets up some intriguing Sweet 16 matchups:

Butler's interception vs. Seattle or Vinatieri's kick vs. St. Louis 

Ty Law picking off Kurt Warner vs. Dont'a Hightower forcing a Matt Ryan fumble

James White's MVP worthy performance in Super Bowl LI vs. Deion Branch's MVP worthy performance in Super Bowl XXXVIII

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