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Colts 2021 Opponent Sneak Peek: New England Patriots

The Colts, following their bye week, will face the Patriots in Week 15. Here's what you need to know about New England's offseason and what to expect in 2021. 


2020 record: 7-9

Coach: Bill Belichick (22nd year with Patriots, 336-244)

2021 Additions: OLB Matt Judon, TE Jonnu Smith, TE Hunter Henry, S Jalen Mills, WR Nelson Agholor, DE Davon Godchaux, WR Kendrick Bourne, LB Kyle Van Nou, DE Henry Anderson, C Ted Karras, LB LaRoy Reynolds, LB Raekwon McMillan, DE Montravius Adams, S Adam Colbert, OG Alex Redmond, LB Harvy Langi, RT Trenton Brown

2021 losses: OG Joe Thuney, DT Adam Butler, S Terrence Brooks, WR Damiere Byrd, OLB Brandon Copeland, CB Jason McCourty, RT Marcus Cannon

2021 draft class: QB Mac Jones, DL Christian Barmore, EDGE Ronnie Perkins, RB Rhamondre Stevenson, LB Cameron McGrone, S Joshuah Bledsoe, OL William Sherman, WR Tre Nixon

At A Glance: The Patriots went on an unprecedented spending spree in the Bill Belichick era, adding a number of top free agents in Matt Judon, Jonnu Smith, Hunter Henry and Nelson Agholor. But drafting Alabama quarterback Mac Jones perhaps was the biggest move of the Patriots' offseason; while Cam Newton was brought back, all eyes will be on when Jones starts his first game for the Patriots.

Star Power: Smith cashed in on a career year for the Titans in 2020, setting personal bests in receptions (41), yards (448) and touchdowns (eight). Between Smith and Henry, who set a career high with 60 receptions in his final year with the Los Angeles Chargers.

All-time series: 29-52

Last matchup: Week 5, 2018 at Gillette Stadium - Patriots 38, Colts 23

Since the NFL re-aligned divisions in 2002, the Colts and Patriots played 12 times between 2003-2015, but this will be only the teams' second meeting since 2016.

Upcoming matchup: Week 15, Date TBD at Lucas Oil Stadium - FIND TICKETS

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