Colts’ Carson Wentz reveals bizarre thing Matt Judon fight was all about
By Adam Weinrib
Whether Carson Wentz was a passenger or a driver in Saturday night’s primetime victory over the New England Patriots doesn’t matter. All that’s really important is that the Indianapolis Colts were able to get their first win over the Pats since the controversial 4th & 2 back in 2009.
(Funny how when Mac Jones throws just three passes in a snowy nonsense game over the Bills, Bill Belichick is deified, but when Wentz goes 5-of-12 with a touchdown in a 27-17 win after dominating in recent weeks, he’s embarrassing. Just … interesting.)
Perhaps … that’s what started this whole brawl after all? The hypocrisy?
With the Colts up 17-0 and running away with the game (more on that later), Wentz and Judon got tangled up jawing towards the start of the third quarter. Things seemed genuinely hostile; it wasn’t your run-of-the-mill post-sack smack talk.
Colts’ Carson Wentz and Patriots’ Matt Judon fight explained
Of course, minutes later, the game further unraveled when Kyle Dugger retaliated to a Michael Pittman Jr. shove by ripping off the wide receiver’s helmet and getting both players ejected.
So, why all the hatred between Wentz and Judon? Was the Patriots pass rusher just frustrated with his team’s stale first-half play, or was there history here? Was he annoyed that Colts LB Bobby Okereke’s proclamation that Indy intended to make New England’s offense one-dimensional … had come true?
According to Wentz, things got very nasty in that scuffle, which involved … fatherhood.
We’re not 100% positive, but Wentz’s quote leads you to believe that, during the scrum, Judon grabbed him hard in the, uh, nether regions.
Either that, or the Patriots’ Defensive Player of the Year candidate simply read off some medical records and questioned Wentz’s testosterone. We’re betting on the former.
Hopefully, these two teams rematch in the AFC playoffs. It seems the Colts do have the formula to hang on against Mac Jones and New England’s fire-breathing defense, and there’s also something significant and non-football related bubbling below the surface here. Let’s play it again, please, so we can finally learn who’s whose daddy once and for all — as long as Wentz is, uh, feeling alright.