Pat McAfee, Boomstick or Hitstick?
How about that Madden video game reference? Coming off a rough outing in San Diego, Colts punter Pat McAfee needed to have a better game, and he bounced back very well on the big stage. With the offense sputtering here and there, McAfee had to punt nine times (not counting the ones negated by penalties).
He averaged 48 yards on those nine punts, six of which were downed or fair caught inside the 20. McAfee recovered from a 32-yarder that sailed out of bounds on his first try with a 54-yarder to the Denver 7 on his next attempt that ended in Stanly Havili’s forced fumble and Special Teams Ace Sergio Brown’s recovery (Should’ve been a TD. Ugh, silly rules). Later in the game, he saw a 56-yarder called back only to boom one 60-yards to the Denver 17 (a holding call on the Broncos placed the ball at the 12).