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The Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots clash at the Gillette Stadium on Sunday afternoon as the Colts look to keep up pressure on the Houston Texans at the top of the AFC South. The game will start at 4.25 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking on the link below.
The Colts come into this match up with a record of 6-3, having claimed a big win on the road recently in Jacksonville. The Jaguars previously beat them on an 80-yard catch-and-run during in Indianapolis, and it was vital for the Colts' playoff hopes to reverse that result.
However, although beating a lowly Jaguars team was essential, this week they face an entirely different prospect against one of the AFC favorites for the Super Bowl.
The New England Patriots are also on 6-3 but sit at the top of the AFC East. The Patriots have all the armory to go all the way but they must bring a halt to their regular slip ups. So far this season they have stuttered against Arizona, Baltimore and Seattle, but it must be remembered over all three of those losses they were by a total of just four points.
Most pundits have turned their heads towards this game with interest at how rookie Andrew Luck will do against the Patriots and especially against Tom Brady. Luck and the Colts have claimed some significant scalps this season including the Green Bay Packers and many are questioning whether they are the real deal. Today's match up against the Patriots will provide further evidence at whether that is true or not.
Andrew Luck has completed 208 passes from 362 attempts this season for 2631 yards and 10 touchdowns. In comparison Tom Brady has completed 232 passes from 358 attempts for 2645 yards and an impressive 18 touchdowns.
Currently, New England's offense is heralded as one of the best, and is first in the league in DVOA and fourth at rushing. However, their one weakness has been their passing defense. Step forward Andrew Luck?
Indianapolis Colts vs New England Patriots starts at 4.25 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.