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2013 NFL Playoffs: Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots Game Preview

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SB Nation 2014 NFL Playoff Coverage

Indianapolis Colts
Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 6:15 PM MT
New England Patriots




232.8(17th) Pass Off. 255.4 (10th)
108.9 (20th) Rush Off. 129.1 (9th)
231.9 (13th) Pass Def. 239.0 (18th)
125.1 (26th) Rush Def. 134.1 (30th)
12-5 Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts 12-4
4th Seed Spread: Patriots -7 2nd Seed

The Indianapolis Colts are coming off the second biggest comeback playoff victory in NFL history. The emotional high is something that could and should carry through most of this last week of preparation. Of course, the media wouldn't let the Colts forget how Tom Brady manhandled them in last years regular season. Andrew Luck had this to say:

I don't want to dwell too much on last year. They do a great job of forcing turnovers, getting to the quarterback. We know it's going to be a dogfight.

Needless to say, he doesn't think the New England Patriots will be scoring 59 points again in this game. Having seen Andrew Luck take on a John Elway-like comeback mantra here this season, I cannot count them out of any game. These guys can beat anybody, in fact, they have pretty much beaten every team still left in the playoffs this season - except for these Patriots.

Knowing how easily Tom Brady gets offended, I could see this game turning into a potential blowout as Brady goes off to show everyone that this Luck kid doesn't have anything on him. He tends to do this regularly and as a Denver Broncos fan, I find it very annoying.

Speaking of the Denver Broncos, if, somehow, they can take care of the all-world, all-century, all-universe greatest team of all-time, San Diego Chargers on Sunday, they will get yet another revenge game in the AFC Championship, regardless of who wins this game.

First things first, however, Peyton Manning needs to decharge Philip Rivers and the Bolts.

Patriots 38, Colts 20