Positive: We witnessed field-goal kicking history (on the wrong end)
Had you ever heard about this guy named "Matt Gay"? Well, now you have.
Gay is the Indianapolis Colts kicker. He is, also, the richest-ever free-agent player at the position having inked a humongous four-year, $22.5 million contract in March. There must have been folks laughing at that amount of money getting paid to a free-agent K, right?
Well, Gay took to the rainy field inside M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday, locked in, and simply made NFL history in front of the best to ever do it, GOAT K Justin Tacker, of the Baltimore Ravens.
Gay became the first kicker to score four field goals of 50+ yards of distance in a single NFL game. First. Ever. Matt Gay. Not Justin Tucker. Matt Gay, again.
Not only did Gay do that, but he also kicked the game-winning, walk-off field goal to seal the deal for the Colts and win them their second game of the season, matching Baltimore's 2-1 record three weeks into the year.
One of these two teams entered the season considered a Super Bowl candidate. The other had the fourth-overall pick in the last draft, had to pick a rookie quarterback, and couldn't even use him on Sunday. Not that it mattered.