NFL Preview Capsule: Colts at Patriots

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INDIANAPOLIS (0-11) At NEW ENGLAND (8-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Patriots by 20 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Indianapolis 2-9; New England 7-4

SERIES RECORD - Patriots lead 45-29

LAST MEETING - Patriots beat Colts 31-28, Nov. 21, 2010

LAST WEEK - Colts lost to Panthers 27-19; Patriots beat Eagles 38-20

COLTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (25), PASS (28)

COLTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (31), PASS (18)

PATRIOTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (15), PASS (2)

PATRIOTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (12), PASS (32)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Colts and Patriots meet for ninth straight season despite being in different divisions. ... Colts have allowed most points in NFL this season, 29.7 per game. Patriots have given up most yards, 409.8 per game. ... New England 16-7 against Indianapolis since 1996, including playoffs, but 2-5 starting with 2005 season. ... Dan Orlovsky makes first start at quarterback for Colts in place of ineffective Curtis Painter. ... DE Dwight Freeney needs a half sack to become 26th player to reach 100 for his career since it became an official statistic in 1982. ... Colts outscored 78-13 in first quarter and 62-16 in third. ... Reggie Wayne's 122 yards receiving and Donald Brown's 80 yards rushing last Sunday were personal season highs. ... Colts tied for last in NFL with minus-11 turnover differential. Five interceptions by their defense are fewest in league. ... Patriots 37-5 record in December during past 10 seasons is best in NFL. They're 18-1 at home in that month since Gillette Stadium opened in 2002. ... Win would move Tom Brady ahead of former Colts great Johnny Unitas into sixth place for most regular-season victories by starting quarterback with 120. ... Rob Gronkowski needs two touchdowns to tie NFL single-season record for tight ends of 13 shared by Antonio Gates and Vernon Davis. ... Andre Carter tied for second in AFC with nine sacks and Mark Anderson tied for sixth with seven. ... Patriots lead AFC with 30.1 points per game. They averaged 32.4 last year.

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