The Indianapolis Colts had a chance at pulling off an upset Saturday on the road against the Baltimore Ravens.
With just under 3 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, the Colts blocked a punt and recovered the ball at the Ravens’ 27-yard line. They turned the ball over on downs six plays later after quarterback Jacoby Brissett threw an incomplete pass on fourth down to wide receiver T.Y. Hilton. However, Brissett believes that the Colts were wronged on the play.
“I was going to T.Y., but T.Y. got held,” Brissett said, via the Indianapolis Star’s Zak Keefer.
It did appear that Hilton was held on the play. When Hilton tried to make a break on his route, Ravens cornerback Maurice Canady put his hands on Hilton’s back and later on an arm.
Hilton stumbled coming out of the break, and the pass fell incomplete. The Ravens ended up winning 23-16 to improve to 9-6 on the season.
The Ravens got a win they absolutely needed, but it’s unfortunate that the game ended in that way for the Colts. Their 2017 season has been a disaster due to injury, and their roster needs to be improved. However, they have competed hard in every game, and Saturday was no different.
They had a chance for a big upset against a team fighting for its playoff lives, but came up just short on a questionable play.