Kickers have created unforeseen imbalance, and now the NFL has created a double standard.
The Indianapolis Colts were hoping to not end up having to come from behind in another huge deficit this week. Well, they didn’t have to until they got to the fourth quarter and the New England Patriots opened it up.
Kickers deserve respect, and have for a long time.
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The Colts avoided their first 0-16 season thanks to a quarterback who was trying to prevent his second. Dan Orlovsky, who closed out the NFL’s only 0-16 season with Detroit in 2008, threw one touchdown pass and the key block to spring an 80-yard touchdown run Sunday and lead the previously winless Colts to a 27-13 win over playoff hopeful Tennessee.
Devin Hester picked up his third NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honor of the season Wednesday after recording 122 punt return yards on three returns and an 82-yard punt return touchdown Sunday against the Lions.
The Colts looked like they were going to come out on top after keeping the Jets scoreless during the first half and having a 10-7 lead after the third quarter. A fourth quarter comeback gave the Jets a nail-biting win.