New England Patrots vs. the Indianapolis Colts.
This afternoon at 4:15PM the N.E. Patriots will take on the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium in an epic AFC match up of two of the NFL’s most prolific offenses in the last 10 years.
Tom Brady vs Peyton Manning is a match up of two future Hall of Fame QB’s whose statistics are rivaled by few.
I love statistics and let’s take a look at this years stats between the two.
Tom Brady has a slight edge over Peyton Manning in pass completion percentage 64.5 vs 64.2. They rank 6th and 7th in the league.
Tom Brady ranks 11th in total yards with 2,176 and Peyton Manning ranks 3rd with 2,633.
Brady has 17 Touchdown passes and Manning has 16 so far this year. Both have thrown 4 interceptions.
Colts have a slew of injuries and the Pats are fairly healthy. The biggest challenge today will be if the Pats can get to Manning before he slings it down field. This will be a big test for the Pats secondary as they are very young.
I have a feeling Matt Light and Sebastian Vollmer will have their hands full with Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis today. Two bookends that can reek havoc in the backfield. How many sacks will these two giants get today?
With Joseph Addai out I wonder if his replacement Donald Brown will run ram-shod over the Pats. In years past it always seems the replacement backs usually kill the Pats.
I look to see the Pats have a great game today on the ground and in the air. Last year they should have won in Indy but the infamous 4th and 2 play ended their chances. Brady seems to be working on all four cylinders and I look for him to have another great game. Last week was awesome but Big Ben is no Peyton Manning and the secondary is going to need to play lights out if the expect to keep the Colts in check.
I love our two tight ends in Aaron Fernandez and
Steve Rob Gronkowski who both can catch and run in the open field. Veteran Alge Crumpler has done a great job in helping these rookies become 1st year phenoms.
Wes Welker and Deion Branch should have great games today as well and Ben Jarvis Green Ellis should run right up the gut of the Colts defense for big yards. Danny Woodhead, who is the smallest running back I can remember, is one tough cookie. Would love to see him do some damage.
Pats need a big victory here as it looks like the Jets will be victorious as well.
Pats 35 Colts 31