Who's Fault Was it?: Jamaal Charles 86-Yard Touchdown Run
Player at Fault: Jerrell Freeman, Inside Linebacker, Indianapolis Colts
Freeman is lined up as the opposite middle linebacker aside from Kavell Conner. Jamaal Charles is hitting a simple power on the left side, with lead blocker Patrick DiMarco out in front to take on Conner. Freeman's job is to either force inside and push Charles outside for the safety Tom Zibikowski, or lead him outside to make the tackle.
Fullback Patrick DiMarco takes on safety Tom Zibikowski, leaving middle linebacker Jerrell Freeman to come in and make the tackle. Freeman has the opportunity to move up field and tackle Charles out of bounds, but instead...
Inside Linebacker Jerrell Freeman makes an inside move, instead of taking an angle to corner Charles. Freeman then continues to stand there and let Charles off the hook for a 86 yard touchdown. I will give credit where it is due however, and credit Charles with a tremendous run, and wide receiver Jamar Newsome with a exceptional block on cornerback Vontae Davis.
Who's Fault Was It?: Dez Bryant's 58-Yard Touchdown Catch
Player At Fault: Patrick Robinson, Cornerback, New Orleans Saints
Saints' cornerback Patrick Robinson immediately flips his hips toward the bail technique, to catch Dez on the fly pattern, or so he thinks. This is a key trait of a cornerback, but last I checked, Dez Bryant does not have over the top speed, and he clearly had Malcom Jenkions covering over the top for help. So with that, Bryant cuts in for a simple slant route, which he finds himself open in due to Robinson's incompetence.
Robinson flips his hips foward so violently, that he end up clearly stumbling, leaving Dez Bryant an easy catch and run. Jason does an excellent job reading this, and begins to lay a block on safety Roman Harper.
As Dez cuts up field, Robinson is left eating dirt, and attempting a shoelace tackle. Clearly missing, Roman Harper is left to catch up with a wide open Dez Bryant.
Bryant is then left one on one with safety Isa Abdul-Quddus, who faces a menacing stiff arm on Bryants race into the endzone.
An excellent route by the Oklahoma State product, however, manned up one-on-one with Dez Bryant, the Saints mistakenly trusted Patrick Robinson in coverage.