One thing that you do not want to give the New England Patriots, especially in the playoffs, is a gift. That’s exactly what the Indianapolis Colts did in their first possession of the AFC Divisional Playoff game on Saturday night.
On the opening possession of the game, Colts QB Andrew Luck dropped back to pass and was intercepted by New England’s Alfonzo Dennard, who returned the ball all the way to the two-yard line, narrowly missing giving the Pats the early 7-0 lead.
That’s okay, because LeGarrette Blount took care of that on the first play of the short drive.
After the interception was reviewed and it was found that Dennard did not score, all it took was one hand off from Tom Brady to Blount to put the ball in the end zone, capitalizing on the Colts’ mistake and taking the early lead.
Again, the last thing you want to give the Patriots in this position is any sort of gift.
I know that the Colts are great at coming from behind to win, as they showed last week, but this isn’t the team you want to try that against.