Nov 16, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts receiverHakeem Nicks
(14) scores over New England Patriots corner backLogan Ryan
(26) in the first half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports
3. Darrelle Revis/Secondary
Remember when some football “experts” said they would rather have Aqib Talib over Darrelle Revis?
Revis proved once again that he is the best cover corner in the league in this one, as he completely shut down Reggie Wayne, which discombobulated Andrew Luck’s aerial assault. When targeting Revis, Luck was 1-6 for 5 yards. The one completion came on a third down in which Wayne came up a yard short. By taking away Luck’s security blanket, Revis made the young quarterback look for his other weapons, which didn’t end well for Indy.
Let’s also give some props to Kyle Arrington, who showed up big time against one of the premier wideouts in the game. T.Y. Hilton came into the game averaging just over six catches, and 104 yards per game.
Arrington and the Pats held him to three and 24.
Now, this wasn’t completely on Arrington, as Bill Belichick had Devin McCourty over the top of him nearly every play, but sticking to someone as explosive as Hilton for the entire game is very impressive. Arrington has taken a lot of heat from Pats fans in the past, but he played himself one hell of a game last night.