The Indianapolis Colts lost in the home to the New England Patriots in Week 11 the final score was 42-20. The Colts also lost to the Denver Broncos week 1 of the NFL season, and fans saw simply how much that counted for on Sunday. Here are five explanations why the Colts will even turn the tables on the Patriots in the 2015 AFC Championship Game.
Indy has several offensive weapons that have to be accounted for, and Herron has added his name compared to that list. He did average 127 yards from scrimmage and a TD in the playoffs thus far. Together with Herron, T.Y. Hilton, Dwayne Allen, Coby Fleener, Donte Moncrief and Hakeem Nicks might have a large game at any time. A backfield threat can make a defensive game plan even tougher for the Pats to produce
Last time these teams met, New England had a bye week before they played, so did the Colts, but Belichick loves an excellent bye week. It will help him come up with items that aren’t technically against the guidelines (ask John Harbaugh). In his career with New England, Belichick is 11-4 when coming off a bye week in the regular season, and 8-1 with weekly off in the postseason.
You’ve seen Luck take control a casino game repeatedly in his young career already. That’s what it’s planning to try beat New England at Foxboro. He’s led Indy to the playoffs in all of his first 3 seasons. Now in season 3, Luck’s playing with the Big Boys and he’s ready for the Super Bowl. Luck now 3-2 in the postseason, and now he has some experience that will probably help Luck get to another big level.
Jonas Gray ripped the Colts apart for 201 yards and four TDs. The Pats’offense combined ran for 246 yards, plus another 257 through the air. Since that time, Indy has held opponents to 88 rushing yards or fewer 3 times, and has allowed an average of 110.4 rushing yards per game. So far in the playoffs, Indy has allowed an average of 99 yards on the ground.