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Colts Trick Play Fools Nobody In Loss To Patriots

Faced with a rivalry game against the undefeated New England Patriots, the Indianapolis Colts tried everything in their playbook. But there was one that probably should not have seen the light of day. The Colts were playing perhaps their best game of the season, down 27–21 late in the third quarter. They faced fourth and three from their own 37 and lined up to punt. That’s when things got weird. Suddenly, nine Colts players split out to the right. That left only wide receiver Griff Whalen as the “center,” and safety Colt Anderson as the “quarterback.” The Patriots were confused, but noticing that there would be nobody to block for Anderson, surrounded him and awaited the snap. The play went nowhere. Anderson was sacked immediately, and the Patriots took over on downs. To make matters worse, the Colts were penalized for an illegal formation.

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