T.Y. Hilton Tricks Defender Into Thinking He’s Down, Gets Up, Scores A Touchdown

Bryan Brandom
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T.Y. Hilton used his blazing speed and a solid acting performance to lead his Indianapolis Colts to victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday.

In the third quarter of the teams’ matchup, Hilton took a Jacoby Brissett pass 48 yards then hit the deck while dodging a Kareem Jackson tackle. The receiver then pretended he’d been contacted by Jackson to avoid being touched up by Andre Hal.

The Texans safety bought it, and his failure to be sure Hilton was down would cost Houston the game.

The 80-yard touchdown was Hilton’s second long score of the game. He and Brissett opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 45-yard connection.

Hilton, who two weeks ago called out his offensive line in brutal fashion, finished the day with five catches for 175 yards. Both scores were crucial—the Colts won 20-14.