Connolly's return a top moment

In the video above, Boston Globe columnist Bob Ryan, a regular guest on "The Sports Reporters" on ESPN, delivered his "parting shot" with a Patriots twist.

The topic was the best NFL play of the year, and Ryan chose Dan Connolly's kickoff return against the Packers.

The enthusiastic Ryan explained it in his own unique way.

"I saw plenty of acrobatic catches, athletic interceptions, dazzling runs and even 59-yard field goals," Ryan said. "But there was only 'what was that?' moment for me. ... He started out right, cut sharply to his left, and 'holy Hester!' he was in the clear on the left sideline."