" The New England Patriots will try to hang on to their current position as the #1 team in the AFC when they face the Indianapolis Colts for a nationally-televised Sunday night game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Both teams are coming off of a bye week.
The 7-2 Patriots lead the AFC East by two-and-a-half games while the 6-3 Colts lead the AFC South by two games. If the season ended today, the Patriots would be the #1 seed in the AFC playoffs while the Colts would be the #3 seed, so Sunday’s meeting is a possible playoff preview. The all-time series dates back to 1970, when the AFL Boston Patriots and the NFL Baltimore Colts were both placed in the AFC East as a part of the AFL/NFL merger. The Colts moved to Indianapolis in 1984 and to the AFC South in 2002.
The Colts trail the all-time series 28-45 in the regular season and 1-3 in the playoffs. Their most-recent meeting was an AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 11, 2014, won by the Patriots 43-22 "
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