The struggling Indianapolis Colts travel to Foxboro for a showdown with the rival New England Patriots. The Colts fell to the Houston Texans on Sunday in overtime 37-34. The Colts came from behind and tied it but just could not get it done in overtime. The Patriots are fresh off a blowout win over the Miami Dolphins 38-0 on a day that the Patriots could do no wrong. This is going to be another heated battle between two teams that really hate each other.
The Patriots have had the Colts number in recent year and it looks like that will continue as the Patriots come into this game as 10 point favorites. The Colts are 2-2 against the spread and the Patriots are 2-2 against the spread. This will set up a good matchup especially as the line could move a lot over the next few days due to injuries.
Colts vs. Patriots Odds
Spread: New England Patriots -10
Colts vs. Patriots Head to Head
The Colts have really struggled against the Patriots throughout their history. The Patriots lad the series 51-29 which includes 1-4 in the postseason. The Colts and Patriots last met on October 15th, 2015 and the Patriots won that game 34-27. The last Colts win came on November 15th, 2009 in a game that they won 35-34. The Patriots are currently on a seven-game winning streak in the series and they have not lost at home since 2006 to the Colts.
Colts vs. Patriots Stats
The Colts are allowing 21 points a game while scoring 20 per game. The Patriots offense on the other hand is just a bit worse only scoring 19 a game while giving up 25.7. The Patriots have not been good on defense allowing 414 yards a game while the Colts have allowed 369 per game. Andrew Luck leads the Colts passing attack with 662 yards and five touchdowns while Tom Brady leads the Patriots with 644 yards and six touchdowns.
Colts vs. Patriots News
Both teams had a few guys who came down with injuries in their Sunday games. TY Hilton is nursing a hamstring injury and we are unsure if he will be able to play on Thursday. Rob Gronkowski also came down with the injury bug and as of this point his status is uncertain going into the game. Marlon Mack and Anthony Castonzo did not dress for Indianapolis again leaving them short of their starting running back and tackle.
Colts vs. Patriots Predictions
The Colts need a win in this game to keep their playoff hopes alive. A loss for them could spell trouble since their division is playing pretty solid thus far. The Patriots are looking to prove themselves again after starting the year off badly. I think that the Patriots will take care of business in this one. The Colts are struggling and after a tough loss today I don’t see them getting a win against a better Patriots team. The Patriots are going to make a statement in this one.