Indianapolis Colts: 3 stars who saved Indy from 0-4 start vs Miami
By Adam Weinrib
2. Mo Alie-Cox
When you make three catches on five targets in a massive road win, it helps you sleep at night when two of them are for touchdowns.
Mo Alie-Cox’s first score came on a third-and-goal to extend the lead to 14-3 after Indianapolis nearly sputtered out at the goal line on an all-important drive. Staring the worst-case scenario right in the eyes, Alie-Cox leaked out wide and secured a big catch to avert disaster.
His second? Third-and-goal again, lead slipping away, 20-3 swiftly becoming 20-10, until … Alie-Cox scooped in another score, this one for 11 yards.
Twice in this game, Indianapolis had a chance to secure a pile of momentum, only to see their first two options snuffed out at close range. Both times, Carson Wentz fed the ball to his big-boned tight end, who managed to secure the ball and weave his way to paydirt.
We can’t escape the Alie-Cox section without giving Jack Doyle plaudits, too. This is a column predicated on fairness.
After that Alie-Cox catch to put Indy up 27-10, they nearly gifted away the lead once again, allowing Brissett to drive down field and score in under two minutes by converting a wild goal-line fourth down. With the season on the line (???) once again, Doyle snagged a 24-yard pass on a third-and-four, working around a defensive pass interference call to bring it home.
Couldn’t ask for more from the pair.