The first 24 or so minutes of Saturday’s AFC divisional round game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts was all Chiefs: Kansas City took a 17-0 lead by scoring on each of their first three possessions, moving the ball fairly easily against Indianapolis’ defense.
In contrast, the Colts couldn’t get anything going: in that time they didn’t get a single first down, were 0-for-4 on third down, and had just 21 yards of offense.
And then, thanks to Najee Goode, they showed at least some signs of life.
Goode on special teams
With 6:04 left in the first half, the Chiefs’ Dustin Colquitt lined up for his first punt of the day, deep in his own half of the field.
Goode, in the middle of the Colts’ line, burst through the middle, was given a shove near the line of scrimmage but then saw the middle of the Chiefs’ protection part, giving him a clear line to Colquitt.
Goode blocked the punt cleanly, and teammate Zach Pascal only had to fall on the ball in the end zone for the first touchdown of the day for Indianapolis.
It’s the first time since Week 1 of the 2013 season Colquitt has had a punt blocked.
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