Chuck Pagano (USAToday Sports)
Preview notes from the Patriots - Colts including stats, trends, news and more
INDIANAPOLIS (12-5) at NEW ENGLAND (12-4)
8:15 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Patriots by 7½
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Indianapolis 9-6-2, New England 8-8
SERIES RECORD — Patriots lead 47-29
LAST MEETING — Patriots beat Colts 59-24, Nov. 18, 2012
LAST WEEK — Colts beat Chiefs 45-44, Patriots had bye
AP PRO32 RANKING — Colts No. 8, Patriots No. 5
COLTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (15), RUSH (20T), PASS (17)
COLTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (20), RUSH (26), PASS (13)
PATRIOTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (7), RUSH (9), PASS (10)
PATRIOTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (26), RUSH (30), PASS (18)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES —
- Patriots 2-1 vs. Colts in postseason, last meeting won by
Indianapolis 38-34 in AFC championship game Jan. 21, 2007. ...
- Second-seeded Patriots, fourth-seeded Colts each beat AFC
No. 1 seed Denver in regular season. ...
- Colts 11 postseason appearances since 2002 are most in NFL,
Patriots have 10. ...
- Colts overcame 38-10, third-quarter deficit to beat Chiefs
in wild-card game, second biggest comeback victory ever in NFL
- WR T.Y. Hilton's 13 receptions against Kansas City tied for
second most in NFL postseason game. ...
- QB Andrew Luck's 443 yards passing and four TD throws vs.
Chiefs both second most in team playoff history, behind Peyton Manning.
- LB Robert Mathis led NFL with club record 19½ sacks, added
sack of Alex Smith and forced fumble in playoff win over Chiefs, has 5½
postseason sacks. ...
- Colts 536 net yards against Kansas City were postseason
franchise record. ...
- Indianapolis led NFL by committing fewest giveaways (14)
and penalties (66). ...
- Former Patriots second-round draft pick Darius Butler led
Colts with four interceptions. ...
- K Adam Vinatieri holds NFL postseason record with 49 field
goals, 205 points in 10 seasons with Patriots, last eight with Colts.
- Patriots trying to become first team since Eagles to reach
at least three consecutive conference championship games. Philadelphia
reached four straight in NFC from 2001-04. ...
- Tom Brady seeking to extend his NFL record to 18 postseason
wins by a starting quarterback, has most completions (553), attempts
(887), yards passing (5,949) in NFL playoff history. ...
- WR Julian Edelman's 105 catches were fourth in NFL, totaled
just 69 in other four NFL seasons. ...
- RB LeGarrette Blount set franchise record with 334
all-purpose yards (189 rushing, 145 on two kickoff returns) in
regular-season finale vs. Bills. ...
- DT Chris Jones led NFL rookies with six sacks. DE Chandler Jones led Patriots with career-high 11 1-2 sacks. ...
- Starting LB Brandon Spikes went on injured reserve Monday,
joining three other key defenders on the list — Jerod Mayo, Vince Wilfork, Tommy Kelly. ...
- Patriots 8-0 at home this season, have 14-4 postseason
record at home, second best in NFL. ...
- CB Logan Ryan's five interceptions tops among NFL rookies.
- Patriots K Stephen Gostkowski led NFL with 158 points.
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