New England Patriots dominated the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night in one of the most one-sided AFC Championship Games in NFL history.
The 45-7 loss for the Colts was their most embarrassing of the season and a depressing way to end the campaign for Indianapolis fans. But possibly more embarrassing was the way the Patriots managed to create and execute a play that finished with left tackle Nate Solder rumbling into the endzone for the touchdown.
We won't remember of all of the six touchdowns the Patriots scored on Sunday, but we will always remember when Solder broke the plane on a glorious 16-yard TD.
The average NFL neutral loves it when a big man scores a touchdown. It's an incredible experience seeing a man that shouldn't be able to run 16 yards for a touchdown do that exact thing.
But while we might remember the epic feat of Solder on one of the grandest stages in the NFL, it seems that Solder himself does not remember a whole lot about the touchdown. Like anything incredible in life that feels so surreal you almost can't believe it, Solder says he blacked out.
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"I said, 'That's a great call, because it's going to work,'" Solder explained, NFL.com reported. "Then I thought, 'Catch the ball, hold onto it, and don't fumble it.' I had blinders on (after the catch). I was just going straight ahead, I blacked out. I don't remember half the play."
Solder was understandably over the moon when he found the endzone and it's understood that the play is something the Patriots had been practicing for 'years'.
While Solder's feat was quite unreal, it should be added that he did have the distinct advantage of having played at the tight end position during his college football years.