Colts attempt successive field goals with two kickers against Ravens


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Colts attempt successive field goals with two kickers against Ravens

A physical problem with Rodrigo Blankenship forced Indianapolis to try their luck with punter Rigoberto Sanchez

The Indianapolis Colts experienced an unusual situation on a field goal attempt towards the end of the second period of their visit from “Monday Night Football“against the Baltimore Ravens.

With three seconds to play, from the 24-yard line of Baltimore, Rigoberto Sanchez He went out onto the field to attempt a 42-yard field goal that was not good. The funny thing is that Sanchez He is not the place kicker of the Coltsbut the punter.

During the mistake, the cornerback of Baltimore, Marlon Humphrey, jumped out of place, and the Ravens were punished with 5 yards, giving the Colts to try again.

This time, Rodrigo blankenship, the place kicker Indianapolis, went out onto the field to try the kick, which he connected with no time on the clock, from the 19-yard line Baltimore, for a 37-yard field goal.

In the attempted kick of Sanchez, who is normally the one who stops the ovoid to Blankenship, the corridor reserves Nyheim hines assumed that role. When Blankenship entered the field of play to kick, Sanchez He resumed his usual role in the kicking process, stopping the ball for himself.

At half time, the head coach of the Colts, Frank Reich, admitted to ESPN that Blankenship is dealing with a physical problem, so he decided to give the original try to Sanchez on the kick.

At the beginning of the third period, Blankenship missed an extra point attempt for Indianapolis.


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