Indianapolis Colts vs New England Patriots preview

Blogged under Bash the Pats,Big Colts News,Bloglockers,If I Were a Betting Man,This Week's Matchup Report by Andrew on Friday 13 November 2009 at 9:57 pm

This is the game of the week and perhaps the regular season game of the year, as Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts (8-0) face off against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.  Both quarterbacks are great, but I have always though Peyton Manning is the better quarterback and that is why I think they are going to win this game.  The Patriots are borderline cheaters and Tom Brady doesn’t have the ability to read a defense like Peyton does.  Manning is proving he is the better quarterback this year, with over 300 passing yards every game but one.  This game will help solidify that argument and will hopefully be a precursor to the playoffs.

I expect Manning and the Colts offense to do what they have done all season long, but it is the defense that will be the deal breaker.  They have done a great job not letting teams beat them in the passing game, but they have not faced Tom Brady and his slew of receivers.  With Randy Moss and Wes Welker to throw to, the secondary needs to be on top of their game.  This could end up being a shootout if they don’t come prepared to stop Moss and the deep threat, along with Welker and his catch and run style.  I’m really looking forward to this matchup and it could end up being a high scoring affair.  I’m taking Peyton and the Colts in a close one.

FINAL SCORE PREDICTION:  Indianapolis Colts 38, New England Patriots 35

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