The only thing that could stop Danny Amendola on this punt return was ... a teammate.

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After Julian Edelman left Sunday's Patriots-Giants game with a foot injury, Danny Amendola took over as the team's punt returner. And in the third quarter, he came seven yards from scoring a touchdown, only his teammates got in the way ... literally.

Amendola fielded a punt at the 11-yard line, got a few huge blocks, then sprinted down the sideline. With a convoy of blockers surrounding him, Amendola had nothing but open field between him and the end zone, but Duron Harmon inexplicably cut across him and tripped him up.

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The return went for 82 yards -- the longest of Amendola's career -- but he was robbed of the touchdown. Fortunately for the Patriots, LeGarrette Blount later punch it in for a TD.

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