Inside The Pylon is all about the NFL Playoffs. Whether Wild Card or Divisional Round games, we’ve had you covered for offense, defense and special teams. This week is no exception, as we take you inside the 2015 AFC Championship Game between the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots.
The long and winding road that began in the hot glow of July is now nearing its end. With the sun now barely peeking over the winter horizon, all eyes turn to Foxborough, Massachusetts as the Indianapolis Colts head to enemy territory to square off with the New England Patriots. After a season of ups and downs for both teams, only one game stands between them and a trip to Glendale, Arizona for the Super Bowl. Inside The Pylon continues its in-depth playoff coverage with analysis of Sunday’s match-up between these two teams in the 2015 AFC Championship Game.
The Colts Fake Punt: McAfee’s Glory…Oh Wait ‒ Chuck Zodda breaks down a fake punt attempt from earlier this season by the Indianapolis punter and where it went wrong, as well as why a similar play may be off the table against the Patriots this weekend. (Hint: It wasn’t McAfee’s fault.)
Patriots Passing Preview: How To Attack The Colts Pass Defense ‒ Mark Schofield emerges from the film room to give you a detailed look at how the Colts defend the pass, as well as how the New England offense may be able to take advantage of their scheme.
Looking Back: Patriots vs. Colts Playoff History ‒ John Vampatella takes you back to the days of Peyton Manning, Willie McGinest, Edgerrin James, and Ty Law in this retrospective on the rivalry that has emerged over the last 15 years.
Yes, Pat McAfee Is Good – But Julian Edelman Can Beat Him ‒ Chuck Zodda details one of the finest special teams battles in the playoffs, showing you the tremendous talent of Colts punter Pat McAfee and the phenomenal talent of Patriots returner Julian Edelman.
Back To The Future: Patriots vs. Colts Analysis Review ‒ Before and after the Patriots and Colts squared off in Week 11, Inside The Pylon had previews and recaps of the game action. Look back at what worked (Gronk) and what didn’t (play action).