Brady/Manning always had a nice ring to it, but I think Luck and Brady may play an even dinner tune. Not many people thought this matchup would matter this late in the season, but it is actually a huge game for both sides. Closer to the road of home field advantage in the AFC for the Pats, and a playoff spot for the Colts. This game will be competitive for many reasons.
No one expected Luck to play as well as he has, and no one thought the Colts would be smelling playoffs at this point. This is a point where teams are either making the playoffs or they are not. The Colts are 6-3 and thoroughly in the hunt in the AFC. This game could be the difference between the Colts in a wild card game and the Chargers.
The NFL knows that the Pats secondary is awful and that Luck will be able to throw all over them. Really, all the Pats can hope for is the Colts start with some sort of running plan considering they may want to protect their rookie. They can run Ballard, Brown, and Carter, which will not gain many yards or points. But this will keep the Pats solid four from hurting Luck.
This will help to protect Luck, just like making sure Ridley has a good game will protect Brady. Although, Brady is hard to take down(because the refs will stop them) but there are a few people on the Colts that would like to particularly take down Brady.
The Pats should be able to score a lot of points here, but, unfortunately, so can the Colts. This will be a nail bitter and game of the week, without Manning! Brady will have good games with Gronk and Welker and will beat up on ex teammate Butler. They are just to much for the adopts although the will fight “Chuck Strong.”
The Colts will be able to score too, but they will not be able run as well as the Pats and do not have as many threats down the field. They are still facing the best rushing defense in the NFL, and they still have a rookie QB. I am sure, if they hit him hard enough, he will be a little shacken and make a mistake of two.
In the end I think this game will be a reality check for the Colts. It will not be a complete blow out, but it will be handled easily. Pats will win 24-14.
Aqib Talib was just picked up on the D on the Pats. Let’s see how he plays this week and what is to come from him
Ridley will go over 125
This game could be a do or die for playoffs and the Colts
Let’s see if Luck will have a better record than Manning against the Pats
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Written by Adam Sharp
I have always loved The Pats and I have always loved writing.