Bills’ dirty hit on Carson Wentz gives Colts new life in first half
The Indianapolis Colts had a strong first half, aided by an illegal hit on Carson Wentz.
The Indianapolis Colts got off to a strong start on the Buffalo Bills, jumping out to a 24-7 lead behind a George Odom interception and three Jonathan Taylor touchdowns.
After the Bills’ only touchdown, they looked as if they were gaining momentum, nearly forcing the Colts offense into a three and out.
However, Buffalo defensive end Mario Addison delivered an absolute cheap shot to the lower body of Carson Wentz on third down.
What would have been a three and out punt, turned into a 15-play, 58-yard field goal drive for Indianapolis. They got to extend their lead, and Wentz also had an opportunity to make Addison look foolish on another third down.
Wentz was able to get Addison back by ducking under his tackle attempt before scampering for 18 yards to convert the third down and extend the drive. This was certainly the non-JT highlight of the first half, and it came at Addison’s expense, which had to feel good.
Though, like Stephen Holder said, the vengeance might not be over yet…
This play allowed the Colts to kick a field goal that would put them up 17-7, but they weren’t done yet.
Taylor and Turnovers give Colts lead over Bills at half
On the ensuing kickoff following the field goal, Bills return man Isaiah McKenzie fumbled, and Indianapolis recovered and ran it back to the two-yard line to set up Taylor’s third touchdown.
Coming in as underdogs, Indianapolis couldn’t have got off to a better start. While the Addison hit was ugly, Wentz is ok and it turned out to be a favorable turn of events for Indianapolis.
Can Indy keep their foot on the gas pedal in the second half of this contest? Not to say we’re not confident, but we’ve seen a few examples of this movie before. Close it out…