Patriots staffers continue to fuel Colts rivalry with postgame ‘foolishness’
The rivalry between the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots extends beyond the football field.
Last Saturday, the Indianapolis Colts dominated the New England Patriots on every side of the ball and defeated them 27-17. This was Indy’s first win over the rival opponent since 2009.
The game was charged with playoff implications and general competitive nature, but it was evident that this was a real rivalry, despite many thinking it may have been dead.
That was clear in the events by both teams leading up to the game, from trash talk to expressing how much a win would mean. It was also demonstrated after the game when some post-game shenanigans led former Indianapolis players to double down on their hate for the New England franchise.
In a post-game Colts’ show, recorded on the field, Patriots staffers can be seen walking right through the shot while Anthony Calhoun and former safety Marlin Jackson talk on camera.
Robert Mathis, who’s always been vocal about his dislike for the Patriots, responded to the situation saying foolishness like this continues to fuel the hate.
Colts and Patriots rivalry extends beyond the field
It’s unclear who exactly this was from New England or their objective. Many believe this was just a way to be petty after losing a rivalry game, while some feel it was an honest mistake. Though, it’s hard to believe someone wouldn’t notice two men talking on microphones in front of a large camera in an empty stadium.
Whatever the case, the postgame events won’t change that Indianapolis won this round and they now have bragging rights. As things stand, both teams are currently in the playoff picture and may have the chance to meet in the postseason.
The regular season primetime matchup brung a crazy amount of intensity, so a playoff meeting would definitely take it up a few more notches. In the past, these two franchises often fought for AFC supremacy, so nothing would say the rivalry is back like competing for a chance to go to the Super Bowl.