GAME RELEASE: New England at Indianapolis

Colts host defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots

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The Indianapolis Colts will host the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football on NBC. Game time is set for 8:30 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium.

The matchup will mark the 75th all-time meeting between the teams in the regular season, with the Patriots holding a 46-28 advantage.

Last week, the Colts defeated the Texans, 27-20, on Thursday Night Football in Houston. The victory gave the Colts their 16th consecutive win within the AFC South Division, which set a new NFL record and is currently the longest active streak in the league.

Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck started for the second consecutive week and completed 18-of-29 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns. Indianapolis got off to a quick 13-0 lead after kicker Adam Vinatieri connected on two field goals and wide receiver Andre Johnson caught a touchdown. The Texans narrowed the gap with 10 unanswered points in the final 2:08 of the first half to cut the Colts lead to 13-10 at halftime.

The teams traded touchdowns in the third quarter, but a two-yard touchdown reception by Johnson (six receptions for 77 yards and two touchdowns) in the fourth quarter helped extend Indianapolis' lead.

After connecting on a field goal, Houston attempted a late rally, but safety Mike Adams grabbed his second interception of the game with two minutes left in regulation to seal the victory.

Following Sunday night's game, the Colts will face the New Orleans Saints in their first matchup since 2011.

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