Big Hit of the Week: Colts’ Davis Goes Full WWE on Bernard
One, Two, and Three. Davis Wins.
Indianapolis Colts’ CB Vontae Davis absolutely blew up Bengals’ RB Giovani Bernard in the second quarter of Indy’s victory on Sunday afternoon. QB Andy “Don’t Call Me a Ginger” Dalton threw a swing pass out of the backfield intended for Bernard. Unfortunately for Cincy, Davis anticipated the play and zeroed in for a big hit. Bernard was visibly shaken after the play with possibly injured ribs. FTS intern Mya Buttreeks who was in attendance at the Drum, heard Gio screaming, “blow the whistle, blow the whistle,“ before he made the catch.
It was a great play, but we’re calling out Davis on copyright infringement. He obviously follows pro wrestling and stole WWE Hall of Famer Edge’s finishing move, The Spear. We mean look for yourself, their identical moves.
A Colts’ (5-2) outstanding defensive performance was highlighted by the Davis hit. The Bengals only totaled 135 yards, matched a franchise record with 11 punts, and were shutout for the first time since the final regular-season game of the 2009 season. Indy has forced eight turnovers, recorded 16 sacks and limited opponents to 18.8 points over the last four weeks. Against the Bengals, the positive defensive trends continued.
USA Today noted; Dalton was sacked three times. Ten of Kevin Huber’s punts followed three-and-outs. And when the Colts needed a fourth-quarter red-zone stop to preserve the shutout, they got that, too.
Andrew Luck, the Colts’ franchise quarterback didn’t have a bad day either. Luck finished 27 of 42 for 344 yards, his sixth 300 yard game of the season. T.Y. Hilton caught seven passes for 107 yards, his second straight 100-yard game. Reggie Wayne had four catches for 15 yards and became the ninth player to reach the 14,000-yard mark. Ahmad Bradshaw and Trent Richardson combined for 129 of the Colts’ season-high 171 yards rushing.