HEAD COACH BILL BELICHICK (on another big game between the Patriots and Colts)
"Yes, another undefeated Colts team coming into Foxboro, so the same storyline. We've heard that one before."
HEAD COACH BILL BELICHICK (on if playing the Colts in a big rivalry-type game gets old)
"They're tough. They do a good job. They do a lot of things well, and it will be a big challenge for us this week. They're undefeated, they've played real well at the end of games and done what they needed to do to win them."
HEAD COACH BILL BELICHICK (on if he feels they are going to win if they run the ball more effectively than their opponent)
"We just try to score points, and that's the most important thing. So, however you score them, however you come up with the ball and score points, that's really what we try to do. I don't care if we run or throw it, it doesn't matter. Sometimes the defense dictates that. I think, really, watching the Colts play, it's the same thing. They run it when it's advantageous to run and they throw it when it's advantageous to throw."
HEAD COACH BILL BELICHICK (on if this is the best running game he has had with RBs-Corey Dillon and Laurence Maroney)
"I think we have good depth in the backfield, yes, Kevin (Faulk), Laurence (Maroney), Corey (Dillon), Heath (Evans). They work well together, it's a good group to work with and they've been productive for us."
HEAD COACH BILL BELICHICK (on what the Patriots saw in RB-Laurence Maroney and what has he brought to the offense)
"He's a good runner. He's been able to make some tough yards. He's also been able to make some long runs, and he's given us good depth at the position, with Corey and Kevin and Heath. They've worked well together, and Laurence, he's certainly given us some depth and some quality plays, as have the other backs."
HEAD COACH BILL BELICHICK (on what he points to regarding his success against the Colts and Peyton Manning)
"Point to this game, this matchup. It's how we can try to play well Sunday night. I'm not too worried about what's happened in the past. A lot of circumstances are different, so it doesn't really matter. It's just about what we can do this time."
HEAD COACH BILL BELICHICK (on how much playoff seedings are a factor in this weekend's matchup)
"We're not even halfway through the season, so I'm not too worried about that. I'm just trying to find a way to give our team a chance against the Colts, improve, try to play a competitive game against them."