Sunday Night Football in Week 6 of NFL 2015-16 Regular Season brings together the top ranked Patriots of New England 4-0 (AFC East) playing the Colts of Indianapolis 3-2 (AFC South) with the game be played this Sunday the 18th of October 2015 at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana with the kick-off scheduled for 8:35 PM ET and seen on NBC TV.
The opening Vegas odds for those that Bet on NFL has the Patriots of New England favored in this game at -9 with the Over/under at 54 ½ and -360 on the Money Line, while the underdog Colts of Indy are at +9 and +300 on the Money Line. The Patriots and Brady have come a long way as last season they had a 16-0 season after Spygate and then this year with Deflategate they are off to a 4-0 start. Meanwhile the Colts short of QB Luck have still been winning as they won their last 2 games and appear to still be questionable for this Sunday Night game. Thus, we wonder if this is the week they put an end to their 5 years losing streak to the Patriots.
The Patriots in the last 3 game with the Colts have rushed for 235. 247 and 178 yards and scored 13 TD’s in the 3 games, as RB L. Blount himself in the ultimate 2 games had 315 yards rushing and scored 7 TD’s, thus the Colts defensive front 7 need no reminders of the Patriots offensive potentials. Then remember the last game in Indy the Patriots J. Gray rushed for 202 yards and scored 4 TD’s in that game.
To date the Patriots are playing well as QB T. Brady has thrown for 11 TD’s with no interceptions and is averaging 72 % on completions, and the offense per game is averaging some 37 points. Then the defense has had their way against the Colts as they have sacked the Colts QB A. Luck in the 4 games some 10 times.
It seems that since Deflategate the Patriots have played like they have something to prove as they to date are 4-0 straight up and against the spread. In this game you can prepare to see the Pats step up the game intensity with the team that reported them in the beginning in the Deflategate case.
If you’re a fan of the 3-2 Colts of Indianapolis you are aware your team has had 3 consecutive wins, with back-up QB M. Hasselbeck leading in those 2 games, as he beat the Jaguars with QB B. Bortles and the Texans and QB’s R. Mallett and B. Hoyer and with a total of 10 points in those 3 games.
Whether it is QB Luck or QB Hasselbeck the Colts chance of winning this game do not look promising. On the Colts side, it has also been reported the F. Gore and A. Johnson will be playing again and that will aid the starting QB with some weapons to make the game close. Gore has 98 yards rushing and a TD while Johnson has 77 yards on 6 receptions for a TD against his former team. RB Gore can create a threat in the Colts running game that previously against the Patriots did not exist.
What still is a concern for the Colts is their struggling defense that ranks 19th defensively to date, and can they contain the powerful offense of the Patriots, that to date have been somewhat unstoppable. This same defense on Thursday passed struggled as the allowed the Texans and QB Hoyer to pass for more than 300 yards.
The sports betting prediction in this game is that the Colts are not up to par yet and struggle against the Patriots and New England covers the spread and beats the Colts with the final score 37-15!