What To Watch For As Patriots Host Colts In Divisional Round Playoff Game

January 11, 2014 11:30 AM
What To Watch For As Patriots Host Colts In Divisional Round Playoff Game
" BOSTON (CBS) — In what has become an almost absurdly common occurrence, the New England Patriots will host a home playoff game on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium when Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts come to town.

For the Patriots, it’ll be their 15th home playoff game in the Bill Belichick era and their seventh since 2009. Their overall record in those games is 11-3, but they’re 3-3 since ’09, twice losing their only playoff game (Ravens in ’09, Jets in ’10).

For the Colts, it’ll be a return to the place where they were walloped last season to the tune of a 59-24 score. But those were very different teams from the ones that will play Saturday night, and that whooping has already been long forgotten by the Colts.

What should take place this time around is a hard-fought battle between two solid teams. Here’s what to watch for when the ball is finally kicked Saturday night.

Ball Security Turnovers are a major reason why the Patriots lost those three home playoff games in recent years "

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