Colts Escape a Thriller in Overtime

The Colts have their second two game win streak of the year, after beating the Dallas Cowboys in overtime Sunday night. This gets the colts back to 500 after beating the Titans last week. Both teams fighting for their playoff lives, brought intense play on both sides of the ball. In the End it was Indy pulling away with a 33-27 win. The Colts had one of their better offensive performances as they totaled almost 500 yards from scrimmage including a season high 287 on the ground. Jonathan Taylor has erupted as of late and added to his season totals with 21 attempts for 257 yards and two touchdowns, including the walkoff touchdown in overtime. The winning play was a handoff up the middle, he found a crack in between the center and guard and burst through the second level. Once he was even with the second level, it was a foot race and no one was able to catch him. Parris Campbell has a bounce back offensive game as he’s been quiet in recent weeks. He had 117 yards and a touchdown on just 3 receptions. With an offensive outbreak, and over 250 yards from Taylor it would be easy to say he was the reason for the win, but it really comes down to the defensive side of the ball. Late in the 4th quarter Dallas was driving and almost in field goal range. Bobby Okereke made a highlight play which may have saved the Colts season. He played an underneath route, and then peeled back perfectly baiting Dak into a game saving interception. Okereke finished the game with 8 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and that massive interception. If he doesn’t come down with that pick, Dallas would have been in field goal range to end the game. Safeties Malik Hooker and Tj Green both added interceptions as well, but none bigger then Bobby O. The win gives the Colts possession of first place in the Afc South. They now control their own destiny, but the road will not be easy. They face off with the high powered Chiefs next week, and the defensive coordinator seems to already be having nightmare about Tyreek Hill “ Hill is an absolute game changed, we will need to have our secondary step up and limit him. If we can keep Hill in check we like our chances, but if he gets going it may be a huge problem”. This Is a game the Colts are favored in, but they can not look past their opponent. Every game down the stretch will matter. As the Colts look to continue on their playoff push, check back next week.

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