Indianapolis Colts vs New England Patriots Updated Odds & My Final Score PredictionJosh Bailey
The Indianapolis Colts are a confident team can earn their first trip to Super Bowl XLIX in the Andrew Luck era by upsetting Bill Belichick’s and the top-seeded New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game which kicks off 6:40 p.m. Sunday on CBS.
The Colts defeated the Bengals and the Broncos to reach Sunday’s game while the Pats dismantled the Ravens.
A Closer Look At The Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots Updated Odds & My Final Score Prediction
The Patriots have a quarterback, Tom Brady, and tight end, Rob Gronkowski, healthy and apparently at the top of their game.
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) January 17, 2015
There’s also the stinging memory of the Patriots’ 42-20 win over the Colts earlier this season.
What does that mean for Sunday? Keep reading.
Matchup: Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots
Date: Jan. 18, 2015
Start Time: 6:40 p.m. ET
Location: Foxborough, Massachusetts
Stadium: Gillette Stadium
TV Info: CBS
Radio: Indianapolis Vs New England
Point Spread: Patriots -6.5
Game Total: 53.5
The New England Patriots proved to be a team that can beat either the Seahawks or the Packers in Super Bowl XLIX after coming back from a 14-point deficit twice in the 35-31 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.
"It was a wild game," Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick said, "but I’m just thankful our players hung in there and made the plays they needed to make."
The Patriots finished the 2014 regular season with the 9th ranked passing and 18th ranked rushing offense, but showcased their power run game in their week 11, 42-2- victory in Indy over the Colts where it was RB Jonas Gray who rank for 201 yards on 37 carries and 4 TDs.
The Indianapolis Colts don’t care about the pass and as QB Andrew Luck took his team to beat the Denver Broncos 24-13 in the divisional playoffs after Peyton Manning beat them in week one 31-24. Luck is 12-0 rematch games when losing against a team on the same season. He completed 7 of 43 passed for 265 yards, 2 TDs & 2 INTs.
The Colts shocked the betting world last weekend as they marched into Mile High and stormed out with a big win over former Colts QB Petyon Manning and the usually high-octane Broncos.
Andrew Luck has been sensational all season long and has taken the mantle, along with Russell Wilson, as the new crop of young, elite NFL QBs and if he can somehow, someway lead his Colts to Super Bowl XLIX his mystique will certainly grow by beating Manning and Brady in back-to-back playoff games.
TRIVIA ANSWER: Joe Flacco and Mark Sanchez are the only QBs in NFL history to beat Brady/Manning back-to-back weeks in playoffs. @NFLonFOX
— P. Schrager (@PSchrags) January 17, 2015
"I think we’re playing good team ball," said Luck. "We’re feeding off each other. Offensively we’re making enough plays to put some points on the board. Great night. So proud to be a part of the Colts in this victory."
"I’d like to think I am a better quarterback and would like to think we’re a better team" now, Luck added. "We are well equipped to handle the unknown, the unforeseen."
Andrew Luck vs. the Patriots: 2012: Patriots 59-24 2013: Patriots 43-22 2014: Patriost 42-20 pic.twitter.com/FALqvTMHaa
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) January 16, 2015
The Colts are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS win, 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall, 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 vs. AFC and 36-17-2 ATS in their last 55 games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game.
— America's Pregame (@AmericasPregame) January 16, 2015
The Patriots are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 home games, 8-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 72-33-2 ATS in their last 107 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game, but 3-9 ATS in their last 12 playoff games as a favorite, 3-9 ATS in their last 12 playoff home games, and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Conference Championships games.
My Indianapolis Vs New England Final Score Prediction: Patriots 41- Colts 24