The football odds favored the Colts in the game so the Patriots actually covered the spread. They did not win the game though and head coach Bill Belichick was being ripped for making a terrible decision.
NFL betting lines had the Colts winning a great game on Sunday against the Patriots by a score of 35-34. The Patriots led the game 34-28 in football odds with just over two minutes to go. Belichick decided to go for it on fourth and two from his own 28-yards line. The Patriots were inches short and the Colts got the ball. Peyton Manning led the Colts to the winning touchdown and Belichick was left defending an inexplicable call. "You only get one chance," Belichick said. The Colts had been very good on offense so Belichick didn’t want to give them another chance. But instead of having to go 70 yards they only had to go 28 yards. Belichick defended his decision although very few other people outside the offensive players did. "It's disappointing to come up short in a game like that," Belichick said. "I think we all feel it, as we should. We put a lot into it. There were a lot of plays in that game that you think about."
What has been overshadowed by Belichick’s decision is that the Colts remain unbeaten this NFL betting lines season at 9-0. The Colts and Saints are the last two unbeaten teams in the league this NFL betting lines year. Both have looked beatable though in recent weeks in football odds. The Colts luck may run out soon versus the NFL betting lines. Their remaining NFL betting lines schedule is not easy and you can make a case they will lose one of the next two weeks as they are at Baltimore next week in NFL betting lines and then go to Houston for what will be a very difficult rematch against the Texans in NFL betting lines. The Texans had the Colts on the mat at Indianapolis a few weeks ago in NFL betting lines only to lose the game 20-17. The Colts finish the regular season of NFL betting lines with Tennessee, Denver, Jacksonville, the Jets and Buffalo following the games against Baltimore and Houston.
The Colts are 4th in the league in total points scored and they are first in the league in fewest points allowed as NFL betting lines stats show. That is why they are 9-0 straight up and 5-4 against the football odds.