INDIANAPOLIS – On the field work for New England has finished with one final indoor practice on Friday morning.
The Colts are a pretty healthy bunch with only Arthur Jones ruled out for Sunday.
Here's a rundown of what Reggie Wayne, LaRon Landry and Josh Chapman had to say to the media on Friday:
Reggie Wayne on finally having a home game against the Patriots:
"It's always exciting playing this team at home because you know exactly what the 12th man is going to bring to the table."
Bowen's Analysis: Friday is Wayne's day to talk with the media and the 14-year veteran shared his thoughts on the Colts/Patriots rivalry. The last time the Colts hosted the Patriots was in 2009, a game where Wayne's one-yard touchdown catch with 13 seconds left gave Indy a 35-34 victory (17-point fourth quarter comeback).
A frequent phrase from Wayne on Friday was the need to get off to a fast start, something the Colts haven't done in their last two meetings with the Patriots. Wayne expects a playoff atmosphere on Sunday night and that would be a nice test run for a team currently leading the AFC South.LaRon Landry on returning from suspension:
"It was a costly mistake on my part.
"Being an eight-year veteran, I should have handled it better."
Bowen's Analysis: Landry met the media on Friday as he gets ready to return to action for the first time since the end of September. Chuck Pagano said on Friday that Landry is willing to do whatever he can to help the team win.
Some special teams work could be in store for Landry, along with a few defensive packages. Landry said all the right things on Friday saying he is ready to do whatever is called upon and he's eager to get back on the playing field.
Josh Chapman on having Erik Walden back:
"It's great to have the edge setter back, the man who sets the tone for the defense.
"He brings a lot to us. He's one of our mojo guys."
Bowen's Analysis: It looks like the Colts could see the return of Walden on Sunday night. The Colts defenders have talked before how they feed off the type of energy that Walden plays with at outside linebacker.
Chuck Pagano once again preached the need to find some pressure on Tom Brady this weekend. In the Colts six wins, they have piled up 23 sacks. In their three losses, just one sack from the unit. Walden adds to the bodies off the edge and is also a key component to the Colts rush defense.
Here is the Colts final injury report of the week:
-OUT- Arthur Jones (ankle)
-Jones will miss his seventh game of the season on Sunday night. Jones was a limited participant at practice the last two days but was ruled out by Chuck Pagano on Friday.
-QUESTIONABLE-Gosder Cherilus (groin)
-After not practicing on Wednesday and Thursday, Cherilus was a full participant on Firday.
-PROBABLE- Victor Butler (hamstring), Josh McNary (ankle), Henoc Muamba (toe), Erik Walden (quad) and Reggie Wayne (rest)
-Walden went from not practicing Wednesday, to limited on Thursday and a full participant on Friday. That's good news for the edge setter.