NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, October 30, 2015, 10:28 AM
Patriots owner Robert Kraft gets the Patriots fans fired up by firing a shot at the Colts Thursday night.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft played to the crowd Thursday night in Foxborough.
During a halftime ceremony honoring linebacker Willie McGinest, who was inducted into the Patriots’ Hall of Fame, Kraft took a shot at the Colts, getting a huge roar from the crowd.
“There’s nothing more satisfying than saddling the Indianapolis Colts with a loss, something the Patriots did 16 times in Willie McGinest’s career,” Kraft said at halftime of a 36-7 Patriots thumping of the Dolphins.
McGinest made one of the most memorable plays in franchise history, tackling Colts running back Edgerrin James in the backfield on a fourth-and-1 from the Patriots’ 2 with 11 seconds to play in a 2003 game in Indianapolis, preserving a 38-34 win. The Patriots would go on to win their second Super Bowl that year.
That play came in the infancy of the Patriots-Colts rivalry, which turned bitter last year, when Indy kicked off the Deflategate scandal by reporting New England was using underinflated balls during the AFC championship game last January.
The Patriots beat the Colts in that game and went on to win a fourth Super Bowl.