Carson Wentz Completes Just Five Passes for Colts; Did the Patriots Get a Taste of Their Own Medicine?

Published 12/19/2021, 3:17 PM EST
Nov 4, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz (2) throws a pass during the second half against the New York Jets at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports| Courtesy: Reuters


Last night, Carson Wentz and the Indianapolis Colts picked up a long-awaited against the Patriots. The QB, despite having a quiet game, had a great tactical influence on the match, resulting in the historic victory. As always, there were tons of controversy!

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The Indianapolis Colts stun the New England Patriots

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The game between the Colts and the Patriots had high stakes, and safe to say, it delivered. Throughout the night, both teams went back and forth in what was an entertaining fixture. The Indianapolis Colts controlled the game for the opening three-quarters of Saturday’s game against the New England Patriots. During that time, they were able to shut out Bill Belichick’s team and go on to score 20 unanswered points.

The second half, though, was a full 180 as the Patriots mounted a spirited comeback. In the fourth quarter, New England began to show signs of life, going on a 17-0 run to see themselves trailing by three points just before the two-minute warning. However, just as the tides seemed to turn in the Patriots’ favor, Colts running back Jonathan Taylor snuffed out any prospects of a comeback with a game-winning 67-yard touchdown run.

Dec 18, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz (2) and Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Darius Leonard (53) high five during the second half against the New England Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium. Colts won 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports|Courtesy|Reuters

Carson Wentz gives the Patriots a taste of their own medicine; NBA legend reacts

A few weeks ago, the NFL community was in awe of the tactical masterclass of Bill Belichick against the Bills. Against the defensively astute Bills, the Patriots relied on their RBs for offense while Mac Jones stood behind as the bluff. In that match, the rookie QB completed just two of his 3 passes as the Patriots focussed more on ground passing.

On Saturday night, the Colts gave the Patriots a taste of their own medicine. Jonathan Taylor led a Colts backfield that totaled 226 yards on the run with 170 yards and a score. Carson Wentz, meanwhile, had a quiet game. The QB completed 5 of 12 passes for 57 yards, a score, and an interception in the passing game.

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Seeing QBs play such a passive game is always frustrating as a viewer. NBA legend and Patriots fan Paul Pierce took to Twitter and criticized the lackluster play of the QB. “I could of did better at qb than wentz tonight,” tweeted the NBA legend.

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What did you make of Carson Wentz’s playmaking against the Patriots? Should more teams follow suit? Let us know!

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xavier's College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite soccer club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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