The Payments received their first playoff recreation in 25 years by beating a recreation Colts staff. In addition they overcame a controversial replay that gave the Colts a shot at a Hail Mary throw on the sport’s ultimate play.
Forward 27-24 with 50 seconds left, the Payments compelled the Colts right into a fourth-and-10 from their very own 37-yard-line. Philip Rivers was capable of finding receiver Zach Pascal, who picked up 17 yards on the play. However it appeared Jordan Poyer was capable of strip the ball from Pascal as he was combating for additional yards.
Whereas Rivers rapidly bought his offense again to the line-of-scrimmage, the Payments had been awarded a timeout simply earlier than the Colts snapped the ball. The timeout gave the officers time to evaluation the play, which surprisingly was not overturned. What was extra stunning was the Payments not dropping a timeout after the officers reviewed the play.
Regardless of the confusion, the Payments held on for the win after forcing three straight incomplete passes from Rivers, whose fail Hail Mary try fell in need of the tip zone. And whereas the Colts had been the beneficiary of the officers’ replay choice, Indianapolis considerably damage themselves by lacking a subject purpose and failing to attain from the Payments’ 1-yard-line earlier within the recreation.
Whereas the Payments will have a good time their playoff victory, NFL followers (and even some gamers, together with Patrick Mahomes) will proceed to debate the weird replay state of affairs on the finish of Saturday’s thrilling playoff recreation.