Patriots Vs. Colts: Rivalry Game Dimmed By Colts' Lack Of Success

When the Patriots and Colts get together, it usually makes for can't miss television. But this time around, Tom Brady and the Pats should have no problem beating a winless Indianapolis Colts team that's missing it's star quarterback.

Normally, fans are in for a good game when the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts meet. Instead, this season's match-up between the two (usual) titans of the AFC should be a blowout win for Tom Brady and company.

Brady leads a hot Patriots team that has won three straight and six of their last eight games into a battle (if one could even call it that) against the winless Indianapolis Colts, who have been without legendary quarterback Peyton Manning all year.

New England (8-3) is coming off a 38-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Brady, who has thrown for 3,627 yards and 28 touchdowns this season, completed 24-of-34 passes for 361 yards and three touchdowns in the victory.

Meanwhile, the Colts are 0-11 on the season and are coming off a 27-19 loss against the Carolina Panthers. Curtis Painter threw for 226 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions and Reggie Wayne had five catches for 122 yards and a score.

Last season, the Patriots edged the Colts, 31-28, thanks in part to Brady's performance (186 passing yards, two TDs) and dominant performances from BenJarvus Green-Ellis (96 rushing yards, TD) and Danny Woodhead (69 rushing yards, TD).

For more New England Patriots coverage, visit our team page and blog, Pats Pulpit.

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