The Giants dominated the Colts in the first half of the two teams’ Week 17 matchup, winning 38-10 to earn a playoff spot. But one of New York’s defining early plays sparked some controversy. After sacking quarterback Nick Foles to end an Indianapolis drive, Giants rookie Kavon Thibodeau lay on the ground next to Foles while Foles suffered a rib injury. Some time later, Thibodeau was seen celebrating again after Falls was carried away, this time mimicking Falls “falling asleep”.
Here’s what Thibodeau’s second celebration looks like:
Foles was initially ruled to have trouble coming back, but was ruled out for the remainder of Sunday’s game during halftime. A veteran, his QB (8-13, 81 yards, he had 1 INT before being ejected) made his second start for the Colts a week ago, replacing Matt his Ryan. His second-year backup Sam Ehringer, who made his two starts in place of Ryan earlier this season, took over his center position at Indy’s Under.
The No. 5 overall pick in this year’s draft, Thibodeau is a key member of the Giants’ defense, recording his third sack in five games thanks to Foles’ takedown. But Sunday’s double celebration of the sacks was an interesting choice, especially given how much attention the NFL pays to player safety, especially QB health in relation to potential head injuries.
Thibodeau’s arm was revealed to have touched Foles at least six times while lying on the ground pretending to make a snow angel. was not punished for his actions.
Thibodeau downplayed the post-match ordeal, denial of journalists He celebrated, knowing that Foles was injured. I hope you are okay.”