The Indianapolis Colts and the Baltimore Ravens played one of the most dramatic games of the NFL season in Week 3. Throughout the game, there were moments were it seemed certain that the Ravens would win, that Indy would win, or that the game would end in a tie. Ultimately, it was the Colts that pulled out a 22-19 overtime victory.
Any time a team plays a game like that, there’s always some good and some bad, and that was certainly the case for Indianapolis on Sunday. Indy had its fair share of mistakes that definitely should’ve led to a loss. Fortunately, the production of some other players pulled through for Indy.
Let’s take a look at three players that helped win the game for Indianapolis on Sunday.
3. Matt Gay was clutch all day for the Colts
Let’s just get right to it. Matt Gay won the game for Indianapolis. In a game with Justin Tucker, the greatest kicker of all time, Gay was the best kicker in the game on Sunday. Gay was 1-of-1 on extra points, and he scored the rest of Indy’s points, going 5-for-5 on field goals.
The field goals weren’t the easiest to make either, though, Gay did make them look easy. They were from 31, 54, and three from 53 yards, including the game-winning kick in overtime. In the end, Matt Gay scored 16 of Indy’s 22 points and the game-winning points.
In the offseason, the Colts gave Gay the biggest free agency contract for a kicker in NFL history. The reason why is that Indianapolis was tired of having inconsistent kicking, and was willing to pay to change that. Sunday was an example of why having a consistent kicker is so beneficial.