New England @ Indianapolis
Current Records: New England 9-4; Indianapolis 7-6
What to Know
The Indianapolis Colts have had a week off and are no doubt ready to get back on the field. They will take on the New England Patriots at 8:20 p.m. ET on Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis is the slight favorite, but fans of both teams should be in for an exciting contest likely to go down to the wire.
The Colts kept a clean sheet against the Houston Texans two weeks ago and took the game 31 to nothing. The matchup was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point Indianapolis had established a 21 to nothing advantage. It was another big night for their RB Jonathan Taylor, who rushed for two TDs and 143 yards on 32 carries.
Indianapolis’ defense was a presence as well, holding Houston to a paltry 141 yards. The defense got past Houston’s offensive line to sack the QB four times for a total loss of 37 yards. The heavy lifting was done by DE Al-Quadin Muhammad and DE Kemoko Turay, who each racked up two sacks.
Meanwhile, New England didn’t have too much breathing room in their contest with the Buffalo Bills two weeks ago, but they still walked away with a 14-10 win. The Patriots can attribute much of their success to RB Damien Harris, who rushed for one TD and 111 yards on ten carries. That touchdown — a 64-yard rush in the first quarter — was one of the highlights of the matchup.
The wins brought the Colts up to 7-6 and New England to 9-4. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: Indianapolis enters the matchup with 42 overall offensive touchdowns, good for second best in the NFL. But New England comes into the matchup boasting the fewest touchdowns allowed in the league at 21. These opposing strengths should make for an exciting matchup.
How To Watch
When: Saturday at 8:20 p.m. ETWhere: Lucas Oil Stadium — Indianapolis, IndianaTV: NFL NetworkOnline…..