If last season is any indication, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton knows what to expect Sunday from the New England Patriots defense.
In two meetings last year, New England was able neutralize the Pro Bowl receiver, holding him to four receptions for 60 yards.
Although star cornerback Darrelle Revis has since moved on to the New York Jets, Hilton said he's prepared for Bill Belichick's team to defend him the same way, which includes help from a safety.
"I know they're going to double me, triple me, do whatever they can to take me out of the game…In order for us to be successful, I've got to make plays," Hilton said, per the team's official website.
If the Patriots do indeed give extra attention to Hilton, the onus will be on the Colts other receivers to make plays. Indianapolis receivers managed just two catches in last January's AFC title game loss to New England, including one by Hilton.
In effort to upgrade at the position, the Colts added Andre Johnson in free agency and selected Philip Dorsett in the first round of last April's draft.
Even if he's double covered however, Hilton said he's expecting a different outcome on Sunday.
"I'm going to make a lot of plays this week," Hilton said.
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