The No. 4 seed Indianapolis Colts (12-5) will continue their postseason journey this weekend when they take on the No. 2 seed New England Patriots (12-4) on Saturday night in an AFC Divisional matchup. Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. at Gillette Stadium.
In the AFC Wild Card Game against Kansas City (1/4/14), the Colts claimed a 45-44 victory, overcoming a 28-point second-half deficit to post the second-largest comeback in NFL postseason history.
Indianapolis recorded a postseason franchise-record 536 net yards, while the 45 points ranked second in team history. Quarterback Andrew Luck threw for 443 yards and four touchdowns, both of which were the second-highest postseason single-game totals in franchise history. Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton caught 13 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns. His reception total tied for the second-most in NFL postseason history, while his receiving yardage ranked third. Hilton's two receiving touchdowns tied a franchise record.
New England earned a first-round bye week in the playoffs after recording a 12-4 record and earning the AFC East Division title. The Patriots finished the regular season with the third-ranked scoring offense (27.8 points/game), while ranking seventh in yards per game (384.5). Quarterback Tom Brady threw for 4,343 yards, 25 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and an 87.3 passer rating this year.