If Andrew Luck left behind the Peyton Manning demons last Sunday, he’s run head-first into an even bigger obstacle as we watch AFC Championship Game live today. When the Indianapolis Colts take on the New England Patriots, Luck will try to get his first victory over the Pats since coming into the NFL. Luck and the Colts have surprised a lot of fans with their performance this season, but so have the Patriots. That’s a big reason New England’s favored over the Colts by 7 points. If you’re not near a TV, you can watch Colts vs Patriots live online free AFC Championship Game live stream as well.
Kickoff for the Colts vs Patriots game to watch AFC Championship Game live is scheduled for 6:40 EST / 3:40 PST. Today’s Patriots vs Colts game is being played at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, which should make things tough for Andrew Luck and Indianapolis.
Both the Patriots and Colts struggled early this season. In fact, some fans who watch Patriots live online free or on TV actually debated by Week 5 whether QB Tom Brady should be traded. Brady slowly turned things around, and while he hasn’t looked quite as potent, he made some great passes last Sunday against the Ravens as the Patriots won the AFC divisional round game 35-31.
A playoffs-ready Brady isn’t good news for a Colts defense ranked 12th in the NFL against the pass. Recent history isn’t in the Colts’ favor as we watch Colts vs Patriots live online free or on TV, as the Patriots won 43-22 in last season’s divisional playoff game and beat Indy 42-20 on Nov. 16. That Nov. 16 game was best known as the coming-out party for Patriots running back Jonas Gray. Gray, the Pats’ third-string running back, rushed for 201 yards and four touchdowns.
But the Colts are a different team since then, and Gray hasn’t seen many reps since then. And while the Patriots have outscored the Colts 144-66 since Luck entered the league, Luck led the NFL this season with 40 passing touchdowns. The bigger difference, and the thing to keep an eye on as we watch Patriots Colts game live stream today, is the resurgence of the Indianapolis defense.
New England has won the past two games against the Colts in large part because they looked to their backfield to keep Luck off the field. Last season’s playoff game saw the Patriots run for 234 yards behind LeGarrette Blount, holding the ball for 35 minutes. Jonas Gray’s exploits earlier this season obviously at a lot of clock, and now he’s been teamed-up with Blount, who rejoined the Patriots on Nov. 20. As we watch Colts vs Patriots live online free or on TV, keep tabs of how much Brady passes versus how much he hands the ball off.
Speaking of Brady, as we watch AFC Championship Game live stream he’ll set the record for conference championship starts, with nine. And if we watch Colts vs Patriots live and see New England win, Brady will be facing his sixth Super Bowl start in two weeks, also an NFL record.
If you’re unable to watch Colts vs Patriots game AFC Championship game live on TV, you can watch Colts vs Patriots live online free AFC Championship Game live stream on CBS Sports website. You can also watch Patriots live online free against the Colts in the AFC Championship game on the DirecTV website if you have an NFL Sunday Ticket subscription with the MAX package.