University of Maine show the Colts how to pull off trick play

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If you haven't seen the botched fourth down play ran by the Indianapolis Colts in last night's showdown with the New England Patriots, then you have missed one of the most memorable plays in NFL history.

It has since been referred to as the buttfumble of punt plays and is now seen as a main reason why Indianapolis lost to the Patriots once again.

A lot to comeback from

For those of you unaware with what happened, there was 1:14 left in the third quarter, the Colts had punted on their last two possessions and decided to run a trick play.


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Several Colts players lined up for the punt but then changed formation which brought Griff Whalen and Colt Anderson to act as centre and quarterback.

The play put those two players up against a Patriots defensive front who marched through to get a hilarious and questionable sack.

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Just in case you forgot what it looked like though....

So the Colts have a lot of work to do in order to get the respect of the NFL back and so they don't look back on this play as their season defining moment.

Even worse for Indianapolis, they have now been shown up by Maine University who have tried to show them how it is done.

Showing a very similar play ran by Maine in 2011 during an overtime win, they have well and truly embarrassed the Colts.

The tweet has since been retweeted over 5,000 times and is surely going to be used by Patriots fans for the rest of their rivalry with the Colts.

Need to shape up

The Colts had been tipped for a visit to Super Bowl 50 this year prior to the season and were heavy favourites to run riot in the AFC South.

Instead they currently sit at 3-3 this season and even though they're top of the division, they will need to be better next week when they play the New Orleans Saints.

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