Dont'a Hightower normally doesn't play on the Patriots' punt return team.
However, according to Pro Football Talk, "special teams coach Joe Judge saw something in (Hightower's) preparations for Sunday's game against the Bears that made him have (him) in the game for a punt in the third quarter."
Hightower proceeded to truck through his blocker and deflect the Chicago Bears punt.
Teammate Kyle Van Noy recovered the blocked punt and returned it for 6 points.
It proved to be a huge play in a game where the Patriots won 38-31.