We finally get our DeflateGate redux on Sunday when the undefeated New England Patriots (4-0) head to Lucas Oil Stadium to take an Indianapolis Colts (3-2) riding a three-game winning streak. Who's got the edge in Sunday Night Football's marquee 2015 AFC Championship Game rematch? Here's our New England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts Preview & Prediction.
Line: Patriots by 10.5
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Patriots RB Dion Lewis has been a revelation for the Patriots, fitting nicely into the receiving back role occupied by Shane Vereen last year. He plans to play on Sunday despite an abdomen injury which limited him in the team's final two practices of the week. Lewis' status will be critical for the Patriots since he adds a dimension to the offense which opens up opportunities both straight up the middle in the running game and for Tom Brady in the passing game. Indianapolis' run defense has improved since these teams' last three meetings, but that may not matter if the multifaceted Lewis can do his thing.
Prediction: Patriots win 30-27
The Vegas line for this one is a bit of a head scratcher. This new Colts team was built with this particular game in mind, and we can't see Andrew Luck laying an egg in the most publicized rematch we've seen in the NFL in quite some time. The Pats will pull it out, but it'll be a lot close than the wise guys expect.Back to the New England Patriots Newsfeed