The Patriots last played the Colts in the AFC Championship. No one can seem to recall the final score or if the game was important for any reason. It is thought that halftime was the moment that quarterback Tom Brady transformed into Captain America, but that is unconfirmed. Brady, speaking on the record, considers himself "human." This is a laughable notion.
New England is in the midst of a six game winning streak against the Colts and are aiming to tie the franchise record of seven straight over Indianapolis. Additionally, the Patriots are looking to start 5-0 for the third time under head coach Bill Belichick, with the other two teams (2004, 2007) considered the best teams in franchise history.
The Colts roster features former New England Patriots cornerback Darius Butler in a key defensive role. They also field pride of Boston College offensive tackle Anthony Costanzo and Old Man River quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick used to be a coaching assistant for the Baltimore Colts, and future-greatest-running-back-of-all-time Dion Lewis spent a week on the Colts roster in 2014.
Oh, and the most important kicker in the history of football, Adam Vinatieri, is still kicking strong for the Colts after a Hall of Fame career in New England. He's in his 10th season in Indianapolis.
Date: Sunday, October 18th, 2015
Location: Lucas Oil Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana
Kickoff: 8:30 PM EST
Radio: 98.5 FM, with Scott Zolak and Bob Socci
SB Nation Coverage: Patriots vs Colts coverage
Announcers: Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth, with Michelle Tafoya on the sideline
Tickets: For tickets fans can visit the NFL Ticket Exchange
SB Nation Affiliates: Stampede Blue
Additional Information: The Patriots provide an incredible breakdown on their website.