The National Football Post‘s Matt Bowen broke down Andrew Luck’s game winning touchdown to Reggie Wayne using the NFL’s All-22 footage. Bowen explained the offensive and defensive formations, routes, and coverage on the play and showed why the play was successful:
– Where is the inside help from the Mike and FS? Look at Luck in the pocket. No hesitation for the Colts’ QB. This ball is coming out quickly and that will prevent the inside help from stepping into the throwing lane. Remember, down in the red zone the speed of the game increases dramatically.
According to Bowen, the cornerback did everything he should on the play, but it was a well-executed quick pass by Luck and the Colts. His article is a great read if you enjoy the technical and analytical side of football.