Connolly's return helps spur Patriots

Updated: December 20, 2010, 8:32 AM ET
By Steven Krasner | Special to ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots couldn't believe their eyes. The Green Bay Packers couldn't believe their eyes. The sellout crowd of 68,756 couldn't believe its eyes, either.

But there it was, for all to see Sunday night at Gillette Stadium, one of the most unexpected and electrifying kickoff returns in the history of the National Football League, a return that proved pivotal in New England's 31-27 victory.

And it was turned in by -- get this -- a 6-foot-4, ...

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