25. Connolly's Scamper

What: Regular season vs. Green Bay
Date: 12/19/2010

Every sport has its novelty moment; an otherwise ordinary occurrence made incredible by the player involved. In baseball, it's a pitcher hitting a home run. In hockey, it's a goalie clearing the puck into an empty net. And in football, it's a fat guy running in the open field. One of the greatest fat-guy moments occurred when right guard Dan Connolly took a kickoff 71 yards for a near touchdown against the Packers. Not only did Connolly field the bouncing squib kick, he broke containment, shook a defender and was a block away from six points. His return was the longest ever by a lineman and it sparked the Patriots' 31-27 comeback win.