Welker neither received a standing ovation or a round of boos from the Gillette Stadium crowd, his first as a visitor since before his days in a Patriots uniform. But he finally caught the fans’ attention in overtime when he was back deep to field a punt, with the crowd chanting “Wellll-kerrrr, Wellll-kerrrr” in hopes of forcing a miscue.
It didn’t work that time, but the fans got what they wanted seven minutes later.
Welker awaited a punt from Ryan Allen with 3:11 left in overtime, but he decided to let the ball bounce. He waved his arms and yelled “Peter” in order to tell his teammates to run away from the area, but he apparently didn’t yell loud enough. Tony Carter ran right into the ball’s path, the punt hit his leg, and Pats special teamer Nate Ebner pounced on the loose ball "
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