INDIANAPOLIS — Julian Blackmon knew exactly where Joe Burrow was going to go with the game on the line.
The Colts rookie free safety has been brilliant so far this season, aggressive and opportunistic, with a penchant for coming up big in the clutch.
But this time Blackmon knew where Burrow was going because the Indianapolis defense had struggled so much to defend that particular area of the field for most of a 31-27 comeback win over the Cincinnati Bengals, a team that proved this Indianapolis defense is still a long way from proving itself as elite.
“I definitely had a feeling that he was going to go back to the slot,” Blackmon said. “All game they were hitting that for yardage, just trying to get him comfortable in the offense, giving him easy throws.”
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