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THE GRIDIRON — The New England Patriots faced the Atlanta Falcons in recent NFL action, but the game was a bit of a dud. For whatever reason, the Falcons came out uninspired and ultimately lost the game 25-0.
One of the few highlights of the game was when former BYU player Kyle Van Noy picked off Josh Rosen's pass and returned it for a Patriots touchdown (you can check out the replay here). It capped a stellar performance from Van Noy that also included two sacks.
The game's other notable play came on a 53-yard field goal from Patriots kicker Nick Folk.
Here's how it looked live, including a replay from Don Cornelli's camera.— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) November 19, 2021
"A well-placed camera."- Joe Buck pic.twitter.com/LjOGuxi4jb
Yes, the kick was good. But it wasn't particularly great for a FOX cameraman named Don Cornelli. As you can see, the ball smacks right into Cornelli. The latter half of the video actually shows his view of the incident, and it's crazy to watch the ball come flying straight at his camera.
Cornelli finished out the game and looked spry enough during the times he was seen during the broadcast. I guess you don't stand behind the goalposts during a football game unless you've accepted the fact that you might get hit by a ball.
But it's obvious that the collision hurt a bit. Check out the face that Cornelli makes right after it occurred. Ouch!