One of the biggest plays of the game the Arizona Cardinals had in their 16-13 overtime win over the Indianapolis Colts was Tyrann Mathieu’s interception of Jacoby Brissett in overtime. It put the Cardinals in position for Phil Dawson’s game-winning field goal.
But apparently when Mathieu picked off the pass, he robbed a teammate of something historic.
Linebacker Karlos Dansby believes he would have had the interception had Mathieu not taken it away.
“I just hoped I didn’t run into him because I felt the ball in my hand and all of a sudden I just see him run by, so he really kind of took it from me,” Dansby said after the game. “That would have been 20, man. He told me he closed his eyes, so I let him have it.”
With Dansby’s next interception, he will join a select few with at least 40 sacks and 20 interceptions in a career. He would become only the fifth player all-time to do that, along with Seth Joyner, Wilber Marshall, Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher.
But on Sunday, it was Mathieu’s turn. Dansby’s time will come.
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