Patriots’ Defense is the Key to Victory Against Indy


The New England Patriots take on the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday in a rematch of last year’s divisional playoff game. Last year, the Patriots came out victorious in a game that turned out to be a blowout. However that game was at Gillette Stadium, and everyone knows the Patriots are a completely different team at home.

This Sunday, the two teams will be playing each other at Lucas Oil Stadium and if the Patriots want to win, then they will need to stop Andrew Luck. He has thrown for 3,085 yards and a career-high 26 touchdowns so far this season. Luck has led his team to countless victories and he will be looking for revenge on Sunday when the Colts play the Patriots.

The Patriots’ defense will have to play incredibly well, but that hasn’t been a problem recently. The Patriots’ secondary has ben outstanding. Darrelle Revis, Devin McCourty, and Branden Browner have all had impressive seasons. They also shut down Peyton Manning, or at least slowed him down enough for the Patriots to grab the win. That being said, the secondary will need to continue playing the way it has been, because stopping Andrew Luck will be no cake walk.

Another aspect of the Patriots’ defense that has been playing well is the defensive line, even with the injury to Chandler Jones. Rob Ninkovich has been very successful at left defensive end, and everyone knows that the big guy playing next to him is no slouch. It is necessary for a Patriots victory that the front four puts pressure on Andrew Luck and makes him uncomfortable in the pocket.

The Patriots have been on a winning streak recently, and a big reason for that is the stellar play it has gotten from its defense. If everything goes as planned, then the offense will play like it usually does, the defense will work like a well oiled machine, and the Patriots will get another big win against the Indianapolis Colts.

Oct 26, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork (75) signals a teammate during the second half of New England