At 7-3, the Indianapolis Colts are proving they are a force to be reckoned with in the AFC.
A week after they took down the Tennessee Titans on the road, the Colts earned another impressive win on Sunday with a 34-31 comeback victory over the previously 7-2 Green Bay Packers in overtime.
Indianapolis trailed 28-14 early in the third before scoring 17 consecutive points, including three field goals by rookie kicker Rodrigo Blankenship. Packers kicker Mason Crosby tied the game in the closing seconds with a field goal of his own to send it to overtime.
In the extra period, a fumble recovery by Colts defensive tackle DeForest Buckner set Blankenship up for his 39-yard game-winner — the first of his NFL career.
“It just felt incredibly special,” Blankenship said in his postgame press conference. “I’m incredibly blessed to be here, and God gave me a chance at redemption and to just prove that I could be resilient and stick it out and bounce back. And so I’m just incredibly blessed to have had that chance.”
The rookie missed a 50-yard attempt in the second quarter, his first NFL attempt longer than 44 yards and just his third missed field-goal attempt all year. But he went on to make three other field goals and both extra-point attempts in the game. When he learned the Colts had recovered a fumble and his number would likely be called, he had a chance to redeem himself for the miss.
In that moment, he turned to God.
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SOURCE: Christian Post; Sports Spectrum, Kevin Mercer