NEW ENGLAND (4-0) at INDIANAPOLIS (3-2)
Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC
OPENING LINE - Patriots by 5
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Patriots 3-0-1, Colts 1-4
SERIES RECORD - Patriots lead 50-29
LAST MEETING - Patriots beat Colts 45-7, Jan. 18, 2015 for AFC championship
LAST WEEK - Patriots beat Cowboys 30-6; Colts beat Texans 27-20
AP PRO32 RANKING - Patriots No. 1, Colts No. 12
PATRIOTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (23), PASS (1).
PATRIOTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (20), PASS (11).
COLTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (24T), PASS (15).
COLTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (19), PASS (28).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Patriots (11) and Colts (9) have won most division titles since realignment in 2002. ... New England has won six straight in rivalry, including last two playoff games, hasn't started 5-0 since 2007, when Pats went 18-0 before losing Super Bowl. ... Patriots have won five straight Sunday night games. ... Pats have outscored Colts 189-73 in last four games while rushing for 772 yards and 15 TDs in those games. ... New England's 149 points this season after four games is ahead of 2007 franchise-record scoring pace (148 through four games). ... Rob Gronkowski needs two TD catches to become fifth NFL tight end with at least 60. ... QB Tom Brady is 13-4 against Colts since making NFL starting debut vs. Indy on Sept. 30, 2001. ... Colts have won three straight to regain sole possession of AFC South lead. ... WR T.Y. Hilton needs 14 yards receiving to pass Jim Mutscheller (3,684) for 10th in franchise history. ... Indy's other Pro Bowl receiver, Andre Johnson, can pass Henry Ellard (13,777 yards) for No. 11 in league history with 53 yards. Most of his yards came with Houston. ... Former Pats and current Colts K Adam Vinatieri can tie Hall of Fame offensive lineman Bruce Mathews for No. 11 in league history in games played (296). ... Since 2012, Colts have NFL's best winning percentage in one-possession games (22-4, .846). ... CB Darius Butler, former Patriots' draft pick, is tied for second in NFL in forced fumbles (two). ... Fantasy Tip: Gronkowski has 19 catches for 300 yards and six TDs in last four games vs. Colts and could make life miserable on Indy again, making him Sunday night's safest play.
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