Observations from Sunday's close call

Praising the Pack, questioning Hochuli and being Connolly on his once-in-a-lifetime run

Updated: December 21, 2010, 12:53 AM ET
By Tedy Bruschi | ESPNBoston.com

Five observations from the New England Patriots' 31-27 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night:

1. Getting into the mind of Dan Connolly on the unforgettable 71-yard kickoff return. Connolly plays on the back row of the kickoff return unit. I was a member of that unit for the majority of my career. You're back there because you can block, but the coaches also have enough trust in your abilities to know if a ball is squibbed your way you can field it and get some ...

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