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NFL Capsule: Colts at Patriots

By The Associated Press
    2012-11-15 14:20

INDIANAPOLIS (6-3) At NEW ENGLAND (6-3)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Patriots by 9 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Indianapolis 6-3; New England 5-4

SERIES RECORD - Patriots lead 46-29

AP PRO32 RANKING - Colts No. 12; Patriots No. 8

LAST MEETING - Patriots beat Colts 31-24, Dec. 4, 2011

LAST WEEK - Colts beat Jaguars 27-10; Patriots beat Bills 37-31

COLTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (14), PASS (8)

COLTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (22), PASS (15)

PATRIOTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (5), PASS (7)

PATRIOTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (9), PASS (29)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Colts and Patriots meet for 13th time since 2003 despite being in different divisions. Three of those games were during postseason. ... Patriots have huge advantage in turnover differential. They lead NFL at plus-16, while Colts tied for fourth worst at minus-9. ... Patriots already equaled total losses for all last season. Colts have four more wins than last year. ... Colts' Reggie Wayne leads NFL with 69 receptions, Patriots' Wes Welker tied for third with 66. ... Colts have won last four games but none vs. teams with winning record. ... QB Andrew Luck needs one game with 300 yards passing to break Peyton Manning's rookie record of four in one season. ... Former Patriot CB Darius Butler had two INTs, one for TD, and fumble recovery last Sunday. ... Colts defense allowed Jaguars just 37 yards rushing, now face Patriots offense that's fifth in NFL with average 146 yards on the ground. ... LB Robert Mathis participated fully in practice after missing Jaguars game with back injury, has six sacks despite sitting out four games. ... Donald Brown missed two games but leads Colts with 361 yards rushing. ... Patriots on three-game winning streak with one victory in overtime and last Sunday's win after Devin McCourty's interception in end zone with 23 seconds left. ... Patriots lead NFL with 33.2 points and 430.3 yards per game. ... TE Rob Gronkowski had at least one TD catch in each of last three games, total of five. ... Welker has streak of 103 regular-season games with a reception, including all 86 with Patriots. ... Tom Brady looks to extend streak to 42 games with TD pass. Only Drew Brees, with current streak of 52, and Johnny Unitas, with 47, have more in NFL history. ... LB Rob Ninkovich has four forced fumbles. ... Patriots 17-0 in second half of season starting in 2010.

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