The Patriots steamrolled the Colts once again, en route to their sixth AFC conference title in the last fourteen seasons. In a blowout of this magnitude, it’s hard to pick the individual plays that the game hinged upon.
The easiest place to start is on the muffed punt catch by Josh Cribbs that set up the Patriots’ first score. This is exactly what the Colts did not want to do – hand the Pats an easy opportunity for an early lead.
The Pats finish the first drive with an impressive run by Blount where he probably could’ve been stopped but just kept fighting.
As soon as this next pass below was completed, I called Develin would get in. He’s just too much of a load to be stopped on the half-yard line.
Of all of these plays, the touchdown to Solder was really the one that sealed it. I’ve been waiting for them to throw to Solder ever since they drafted the former tight end, just like I was waiting for Edelman to throw one. Never thought they’d bust both of them out in back-to-back weeks.
Now the blowout is on, so let’s just enjoy some of these touchdowns. I don’t know how anyone defends this one on Gronk.
Next, things go from worse to worser as Revis explodes from the wash to pick off a floater from Luck. I don’t think I was alone in just not wanting Revis to get hurt after snagging this one.
Finally comes another tough run by Blount, taking it in from 13 yards out with another hard nose run that sums up how things went for the Colts trying to stop the Patriots on the ground the last few games.
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