Colts wide receiver TY Hilton trolling the Texans after his breakout game is perfect.
You don’t often see teams who give Deshaun Watson the ball with a chance to win the game on the final possession emerge victorious, but that’s exactly what happened to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
Though the win helped Indy climb back to the top of the AFC South standings, fans will likely harp on the issues that need to be nipped in the bud prior to next weekend’s monumental showdown against the 7-5 Raiders.
From the offense’s glaring lack of execution in the second half to both units committing several costly penalties for the third game in a row, the coaching staff is going to have an absolute field day while reviewing film this week.
However, you know who won’t find himself part of that discussion? TY Hilton, who celebrated his breakout performance by trolling Houston with a savage comment on the heated division rivalry during his postgame interview.
Hilton has enjoyed some tremendous games at NRG Stadium over his career, and this showing no doubt deserves to be mentioned alongside some of his best. After all, the 31-year-old wideout led the team with eight receptions for 110 yards and a touchdown, breaking a streak of 21 straight games without topping the century mark in the process.
This breakout was a long time coming for Hilton, who proved last weekend that he was starting to find a groove when he hauled in four catches for a season-high 81 yards and a score (his first of the season) against Tennessee, and these comments capsulized how relieved he was to finally contribute to the offense in a big way.
The Colts’ offense has flourished throwing to Hilton and watching him bamboozle defenders in traffic along the sidelines in previous years and they should ride this momentum by continuing to feature him heavily for the rest of the season.
We were quick to eviscerate Hilton amid his sluggish start to the campaign, but his rejuvenation comes at a perfect time with Indianapolis gearing up for a playoff push over the remaining four games.
If the four-time Pro Bowler’s shameless troll job of Houston doesn’t prove that he’s back, then nothing will.