Where to Watch: 8:30 on NBC
Spread: Patriots by 9
Preview: Even better Colts teams have struggled against the Patriots, as New England has been able to pile up the points against the Colts every time they've played each other during the Andrew Luck era. Andrew Luck has played his worst games against the Patriots as well.
This one isn't looking any better. Tom Brady is playing some of the best football of his career, completing 116 of 160 passes for 1,387 yards, 11 touchdowns and no interceptions. Brady is currently on pace to have the first 5,500 passing season in the history of the NFL. The Patriots receiving game is led by Julian Edelman with 34 receptions for 399 yards and three touchdowns. Tight End Rob Gronkowski comes in second with 20 receptions for 375 yards and four touchdowns. Runningback Dion Lewis has been a useful player in the passing game, with 23 receptions for 238 yards and one touchdown.
Dion Lewis leads the Patriots in rushing with 180 yards and two touchdowns off of 36 rushing attempts. LeGarrette Blount comes in second with 156 yards and three touchdowns off of 33 rushing attempts.
On the other hand, Andrew Luck has been playing some of the worst football of his career. Luck has completed 65 of 113 passes for 753 yards, five touchdowns, and seven interceptions. He is on pace to complete 208 of 371 passes for 2,410 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 22 interceptions. T.Y. Hilton is the Colts leading receiver with 27 receptions for 382 yards, Donte Moncrief comes in second with 24 receptions for 278 yards and three touchdowns. Frank Gore has ran for 325 yards and three touchdowns off of 76 rushing attempts.
The Patriots don't run wild over the Colts. Instead, Tom Brady opts to take to the air and express his frustration at the team that caused him (and everyone else) to deal with Deflategate for over a year. Andrew Luck has an abysmal day against the Patriots, throwing at least three interceptions, with at least one going back for a score.