Can the Colts continue their streak
against the Pats?
written by Rodney Bray
When Drew Bledsoe and his Patriot team mates walk
into the RCA dome this Sunday, they will do so with their backs firmly against the wall.
Undoubtedly, this once proud AFC East powerhouse will be prepared to play. But do they
have the horses to win? In any comparison that one can make, whether it be statistically
or by previous opponents, the answer is.....maybe.
To win, the Patriots must execute mistake-free football, hope for some breaks and the
Colts will have to play below their capabilities. While this is possible, the smart money
is on the Colts playing strong at home with the conviction to "finish" what they
have labored to achieve over the past 13
While Drew Bledsoe can pick apart defenses, he will
have to work hard to out-match a Colt offense that has overpowered opponents with big
plays to the tune of 28.7 points per game. The Colts must force the Patriots to play
long ball and they'll have to keep the offense scoring high to control the tempo of the
game. Using an increasingly effective ground game combined with perhaps the most potent
overall passing attack in the NFL (261.6 yards per game), the Colts should score
consistently. And with an improved defense, the Colts will be looking to get to the
quarterback, forcing the Patriots to try to catch up against decreasing odds.
Rodney breaks down the key matchups on offense, defense, and special teams.
Unfortunately for the visitors, this is one game that will get out of hand quickly,
turning a promising season rotten for the Pats while simultaneously becoming a shining
highlight for the play-off bound Colts.
Colts 37, Patriots 20
when: 1:00 EST
where: RCA Dome