Patriots - Colts: Matchups, Stats & More

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 playoffs. ...
  • 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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