AFC Championship Preview:Colts at Patriots

See this game Sunday evening at 6:40 pm  This week’s playoff analysis will be different.  Nothing special for New England as I’m doing a preview for both games and including picks rather then having it separately.   So, let’s get started.  The Patriots were already dealing with Chuck Pagano last week.  He thought that they could not have only four offensive lineman.  But Belichick knew.  It was legal.  They also already delt with him in a game during the regular season too.  The Patriots blewout the Colts.  Jonas Gray scored four touchdowns.  Now the Patriots also have LeGarrette Blount, but the Colts have a new weapon since the game too.  Donte Moncrief.  The receiver that suddenly got the spotlight as Luck suddenly began using him.  He made some good catches that improved his receiving rank greatly on Indianapolis.  They have Andrew Luck, who quickly became the best quarterback in the NFL this season, although since playing the Dallas Cowboys he has struggled.  And we have Brady.  TOM BRADY.  One of the best quarterbacks in NFL HISTORY.  The historical leading current QB and the seasonally amazing QB.  He’d be considered better than Joe Montana with a fourth super bowl championship.  So we have fair chances, but so do the Colts.   Well, are you thirsty for more information on who I think should actually win this game?  See my pick and the explanation behind it below.

My Pick

New England, 41, Indianapolis, 31

My pick for the Patriots to win Super Bowl XLIX is still standing, but they have to make it to win it.  On offense, as I said, they have Brady.  He’ll go to Rob Gronkowski.  But uh oh.  VONTAE DAVIS.  That will also provent passing to Julian Edelman,  Brandon LaFell and Danny Amendola.  The Colts don’t have a good run defense though, which gives the Patriots the rushing advantage.  That means LeGarrette Blount, new to the Colts off of the Steelers this year.  It also means Shane Vereen and JONAS GRAY.  The guy who got four touchdowns when we played the Colts last time.  So it could be really good,  rather than just plain good.  So, the Patriots have partial edge on offense.  On defense, the Patriots may also have edge.  They’ll try Dan Herron, but in comes Vince Wilfork, Rob Ninkovich, Jamie Collins and Akeem Ayers, the former Tennessee Titan and crew.  It won’t work with Trent Richardson either.  Passing will be key with all the good Colts receivers and tight ends, but the Patriots secondary includes Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, Kyle Arrington, Patrick Chung and Devin McCourty, who will attempt to tackle TY Hilton, Reggie Wayne, Hakeem Nicks, Donte Moncrief, Dwayne Allen, Coby Fleener and Jack Doyle.  So the Colts offense is good, but so is the Patriots defense, and the Pats have the edge with rushing offense and defense.  Passing is sort of a tie.  So I think that the Patriots should win this game and go to the Super Bowl, where I believe they will face the Green Bay Packers.

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