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Patriots rooting guide: Who New England fans should root for on Week 5 Thursday Night Football

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Week 5 of the NFL season has arrived, and as usual the action will be kicked off on Thursday Night.

This week’s edition of Thursday Night Football will see the Indianapolis Colts travel to Colorado to take on the Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium. What does this mean from a New England Patriots point of view? Let’s find out.

Welcome to our first rooting guide of the week.

8:15 p.m. ET

Indianapolis Colts (1-2-1) at Denver Broncos (2-2): Go Colts! Yes, it might feel unnatural to root for Indianapolis. There are actually two compelling reasons to do that, though. The first is New England’s strength of schedule tiebreaker, which would be positively impacted by a Colts victory. The second is that the team of quarterback Matt Ryan has a worse record at the moment; evening things out a bit in the AFC would be preferable from the 1-3 Patriots’ perspective. | Amazon Prime, fuboTV

Make sure to head down to the comment section to discuss tonight’s game, and to check out this story stream for all of our coverage of the Patriots’ own Week 5 game against the Detroit Lions.