After defeating the Broncos Sunday in Denver, the Indianapolis Colts are making their first trip to the AFC Championship game under the helm of Andrew Luck. This is the second week in a row the Colts have put together a great game and there’s no better time than now to be playing so well.
The Colts came together to contribute to several great plays against the Broncos and very few poor plays.
Only drawing from a handful of imperfect plays, by the Colts on Sunday, it became difficult to come up with their worst moment of the game. It could have been the coverage of Julius Thomas by LaRon Landry, but, in my opinion, the worst moment occurred late in the game during a fourth-down run by C.J. Anderson.
On fourth-and-one from the Colts 36, Anderson broke three tackles in the backfield and managed to gained seven yards. Cory Redding was the first to get to him, then Bjoern Werner, and finally LaRon Landry was the last to whiff on a tackle.
This play could’ve turned into a key conversion but Denver’s offense stalled again and settled for another Connor Barth field goal.
It was the very next Colts’ possession that, to me, was the best moment of the game for Indianapolis. Luck drove the Colts 54 yards on 13 plays, eating up more than eight minutes before settling for an Adam Vinatieri field goal. This drive all but sealed the victory for the Colts giving them a 24-13 lead with only four minutes remaining in the game.
The Colts must keep this energetic style of play going as they travel to New England to face the Patriots in the AFC Championship game this Sunday. Indianapolis will be a big underdog again this week and will need another near perfect performance to win their second road playoff game and move on to the Super Bowl.