Let's see. Dumbest call ever? Best play by a backup safety? Worst call in New England history? Not sure what I'd call it but we can definitely call it ANOTHER Colts win. Last Sunday's marquee matchup between the Colts and the Pansies lived up to the hype. If you're a Colts fan!
Trailing 34-28 with 2:08 to go I had the feeling. You know the feeling. The feeling that Tom Brady is going to make your life miserable. The feeling that he's going to leave you pregnant for a super model. That was the feeling I had when Bill Belichick decided to go for it on fourth-and-2 from his own 28. I thought oh no not again!!!
Guess what though ... IT DIDN'T WORK! The New England mastermind made a dumb decision! Tom Brady threw a short pass to Kevin Faulk to ice the game but backup safety Melvin Bullitt drove the Patriots running back into the ground a half-yard short of the marker. I jumped off the couch screaming.
Do you know what that play set up? It gave Peyton Manning and well you name em ... Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark, Joseph Addai, Pierre Garcon, all the time in the world to score. And score they did. With just under two minutes left to go in the game Manning hit Wayne for a 15 yard gain and then turned the ball over to Addai. The four-year pro from LSU in turn carried it 14 yards to the one yard line. I could not believe my eyes. Addai tried to get in but no TD so Manning went to his old standby. Mr. Wayne. Manning threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Wayne with 13 seconds left that rallied the unbeaten Colts to a 35-34 win over the Patriots.
Best Colts/Patriots game ever! The Colts have an 18-game regular-season winning streak, which is now tied for the second-longest in league history with well, you guessed it New England. Colts fans can rest a bit easier after this one. They only play one team with a record better than 5-4: the slumping Denver Broncos who are 6-3.