The New England Patriots welcome the Indianapolis Colts to Gillette Stadium in Week 5 on Thursday. Here are 4 keys to lead to another victory.
Less than a week ago, the New England Patriots simply dominated the Miami Dolphins 38-7 and did not let up from the get go. They played a complete game against one of their division rivals and it was a refreshing sight to see compared to the last few weeks.
Now, after a short week, the Indianapolis Colts roll into town to face the New England on Thursday Night Football. This will be the first time that these two AFC rivals have met in the regular season since 2015 when the Patriots defeated the Colts 34-27 on the road.
Indianapolis brings in a different squad than New England has seen during the last few occasions that they have gone head to head during the regular season and the playoffs. Andrew Luck is still the quarterback and T.Y. Hilton is still his top target while Adam Vinatieri continues to kick the field goals for the blue and white.
Outside of those three players, a lot of new faces will be taking the field at Gillette Stadium. Of course, the New England Patriots are still taking the field with Tom Brady, Julian Edelman (returning from suspension), Rob Gronkowski, Dont’a Hightower, Devin McCourty and others.
The New England Patriots are coming into this game at .500 with a record of 2-2 while the Colts enter Thursday night at 1-3 and coming off of a loss to the Texans who were defeated in Foxboro in Week 1. Here are the 4 keys to keep an eye on for New England to win again.