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Video: Colts’ trick play goes awry

Colts wide receiver Griff Whalen (17) watches as teammate, free safety Colt Anderson, is swarmed under by Patriots defenders during a botched fake punt in the third quarter of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. Whalen served as the center on the play, and curiously enough, was unable to block three Patriots by himself.
Colts wide receiver Griff Whalen (17) watches as teammate, free safety Colt Anderson, is swarmed under by Patriots defenders during a botched fake punt in the third quarter of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. Whalen served as the center on the play, and curiously enough, was unable to block three Patriots by himself. The Associated Pass

The next time the Colts try to fool the Patriots with a trick play, they might want to reconsider. In Sunday night’s primetime NFL game, a 34-27 New England victory, Indianapolis unveiled a trick formation on fourth down at its 35-yard line.

The ploy backfired, or as Colts punter Pat McAfee said “It turned out to be one of the worst failed fakes probably of all time.”

The Patriots defended the play, took over possession and six plays later Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass to LeGarrette Blount.

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