AFC Championship 2014.
Doing this one by quarters.
Wow! I hope Packers and Seahawks used up the weekends drama quota. I want a nice, easy, Pats win! I really hope we don't choke like Green Bay did. Sorry Packers fans, honestly and truly.
Nantz and Simms on the call for the last time this season.
The rain is pouring down as the game starts. We won the toss and deferred.
Colts start with the ball at 21. Cribbs took the ball from 8 deep. It might not be wise for him to do that all night long. Herron leads off with a one yard run up the middle. Luck misses Allen. Luck overthrows Wayne to lead to a 3rd and out. 14:10 left in the first.
Our first possession starts at the 44 after a 21 yard return by Minitron. Brady leads off with a quick 6 yard pass to Vereen. We hand to Blount up the middle and he gets 1. We have 3rd and 3. Brady misses Minitron high and we punt. 12:37 left.
Cribbs fumbles the punt! Pats recover the ball! It went off his facemask and Fleming recovered the muff.
We take over at the Colts 26 yard line. Again, we start out with a 5 yard pass. This time it goes to Minitron. Blount powers up the middle for 8. We're at the 13. Blount gets another carry for 2. Brady hits Minitron for almost 8. 3rd and inches at the 3. Nantz and Simms already being anti Patriot. Blount gets almost to the endzone but his knee comes down short. First and goal, inside the one. One more play, one more foot. TD! LaGarette Blount!
7-0 Pats. 10:15 left in the first.
The Colts second possession starts at the 20. They start solid with a nice pitch for Herron. He gets 12. Herron gets just one on his next touch. 2nd and 9. Luck has to scramble under pressure from Nink. He gets 6 to set up 3rd and 3. Revis shaken up on the play. Not sure how. He looks ok, but has to sit out at least one play. Luck finds Herron for just less than 3, but Browner is called for holding. First down Indy. On the gift first down, Luck finds Allen for 6. Herron gets 4 for a new first down. Herron for 5 more. Nink blows up a screen with a perfect tip. 3rd and 5. Revis back in. Luck converts with a 7 yard pass to Fleener. Herron drops a pass on a play where there was clear (and missed) hands to the face by a Colts lineman on Chandler Jones. Herron with a second drop on a deep sideline pass. 3rd and 10. Luck misses Wayne on 3rd down.
Adam lines up for 51 yard FG and he misses badly. 7-0 Pats. 4:50 left.
Amy note #1: CBS did not show the Browner hold on replay. Typically, CBS shows all calls, and when they don't, it's often an imaginary call. I'm not calling it a bad call, I'm just curious.
Our third possession starts at the 41. We start with a Minitron sweep. He gets 11 and fumbles but the ball pops out of bounds. No biggie. We pull out the Raven formation, run a screen and LaFell drops it. On the next play, we go deep for Verreen! 30 yard catch! Also, there was a non called hold on the Colts on the play. We get nothing on first and 10 from the 17. Blount gets stopped easily. Colts call timeout with 2:51 left in the quarter.
After the timeout, Brady goes to Minitron, but Julian drops the ball. Julian makes up for it with an 11 yard catch on 3rd down. 1st and goal! Blount gets 4 on first down. 2nd and goal from the 1. We fool them with motion (Hooman went wide to the right, then Wright went left into a run block position outside the tackle) and finish the drive with a 1 yard TD pass to James Develin!
14-0 Pats. 1:20 left.
The Colts get the ball for the third time at the 20. Cribbs takes a knee this time. They lead with a 5 yard Herron run up the middle. Luck finds Herron on a delay for 8 yards and a first down. They go 5 wide and Nink knocks the ball down and almost picks it! Luck overthrows Nicks to end the first.
"False Start everyone but the center." Gene Steretore. Pats vs Jets. 12/24/16.