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Only God knows what the Indianapolis Colts were trying to do when they lined up for an ill-fated fake punt attempt against the New England Patriots.
Trailing by 6 points in the 3rd quarter, the team shifted all but 2 players to one side of the field. They then inexplicably snapped the ball to a player in the middle of the filed who had no blockers in front of him.
"The whole idea there was on a fourth-and-3 or less, shift an alignment to where you either catch them misaligned, they try to sub some people in and catch them with 12 men on the field, (or) if you get a certain look, you've got 3 yards, 2 yards, you can make a play," Coach Chuck Pagano said after the game. "We shifted over and I didn't do a good enough coaching it during the week. Alignment-wise we weren't aligned correctly, and then communication-wise (we had) a breakdown on the snap. And that's all on me. I didn't do a good enough job coaching that. And it played a huge factor in this loss."
It turned into an easy stop for the Patriots defense. Somebody should be fired for this. Watch the hilarious shenanigans below.