The Indianapolis Colts (6-3) will play in their second Sunday Night Football game of the season when they take on the New England Patriots (7-2) at Lucas Oil Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. on NBC.
This will mark the 78th regular season and postseason matchup between the teams since 1970, with the Patriots holding a 48-29 lead in the all-time series. Indianapolis will be looking to snap a four-game losing streak to New England, dating back to Nov. 21, 2010. Both teams are coming off their bye week in Week 10. The Colts hold an 1--3 record in games following the bye week since 2000 and a 2-0 mark since 2012.
In Week 9, Indianapolis defeated the New York Giants, 40-24, at MetLife Stadium on Monday Night Football. Quarterback Andrew Luck threw for four touchdowns, tying his single-game career-high and setting a new single-season career-high with 26 on the year. Luck became the first player in NFL history with at least 350 passing yards in five consecutive road contests and posted his seventh overall straight game with 300-plus yards, which is tied to the third-longest streak in NFL history. Defensively, outside linebacker Jonathan Newsome recorded 2.0 sacks and a forced fumble and became the first Colts rookie to post a multi-sack game since Robert Mathis in 2003.
New England sits atop the AFC after winning its past five games. The Patriots have averaged over 40 points per game during that span. In Week9, they defeated the Denver Broncos at home by a 43-21 margin. Quarterback Tom Brady completed 33-of-53 passes for 333 yards, four touchdowns and a 97.4 passer rating