"After a long day on "NFL RedZone," eyes bloodshot and taxed, this was not a game I expected to stay glued to. Yet, I couldn't shut it off," Harrison writes. "Despite [Matt] Flynn at quarterback and the myriad of injuries Green Bay already had prior to losing [Aaron] Rodgers, the Packers showed -- cheesy sounding or not -- the heart of a champion. Meanwhile, New England gave a glimpse of its vulnerability, an ominous sign of an early playoff exit."
One of the highlights, of course, was offensive lineman Dan Connolly's 71-yard kickoff return.
"An O-lineman carrying the rock like it's a suitcase about to burst open for 71 yards -- the longest ever by an offensive lineman -- at an uber-important point in the game; this was one unbelievable kick return," Harrison writes.
This was the first game the Patriots played that showed up on Harrison's list.