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Pat McAfee Breaks Down Colts Fake Punt, Defends McDonald

The Colts first fake punt attempt of the season was something that had been in the works for a long time this season.

ARLINGTON, TX --- The Colts offense went 3-and-out on its first possession of the game against the Cowboys, but Chuck Pagano opted to try something new on 4th &11 - the first fake punt attempt of the season.

"We've been literally practicing that all year," said Punter Pat McAfee. "They brought a hot corner. It was an automatic check to a gunner."

That left Dewey McDonald open for a pass from McAfee on the right side of the field.  McAfee fired a laser. Unfortunately, the pass was dropped.

"Dewey McDonald tooks his eyes off it, which happens to everybody, even wide receivers, tight ends. He just wanted to make a play as much as everybody else does," said McAfee. "It's a rough way to start our punt team. It's a rough way to put our defense in a hole like that, but you just have to hope we bounce back."

But McAfee defended McDonald after the game.

"Dewey's an amazing player. He's done a lot of great things for us," said McAfee. "I have all the faith in the world in him."

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