Patriots - Colts Inactives: Watson Returns

Ben Watson returns for the first time in three weeks. Ray Ventrone will play in his first regular season NFL game. Inactive players for both teams.

Inactives:

Patriots:

OT Wesley Britt, DT Kareem Brown, QB Matt Gutierrez (3rd QB), DB Mel Mitchell, TE Marcellus Rivers, FS Eugene Wilson, G Billy Yates.

Colts:

CB Michael Coe, DB Brannon Condren, LB Tyjuan Hagler, WR Marvin Harrison, LB Freddie Keiaho, DT Quinn Pitcock, WR Craphonso Thorpe, T Tony Ugoh.


Amalysis: With Wilson out, James Sanders will get the call at safety. Wilson has been fighting against the injury bug all week, so Sander's start was not unexpected

Everyone else is a reserve lineman on offense or defense. Ben Watson returns to the lineup after missing a pair of games due to an ankle injury. Watson's return ,m

For the Colts, Marvin Harrison's loss is a big deal for the Colts. The Pressure to get the ball to Dallas Clark and Reggie Wayne will be big. One way the Colts can deal with it is to use Joseph Addai as an additional receiver.

Losing linebackers Keiaho and Hagler is a big deal for the Colts. Both players would add some soundness to the Colts rush defense. With them out of the lineup. the Colts may opt to go with an extra defensive back. The Patriots will surely test the Colts secondary and Antoine Bethea is a cross between a linebacker and a safety, so the loss of linebackers may not be a bad thing for Indy

 


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