RED ZONE- There is a place where the Patriots and Colts are far from even. While New England currently has the 2nd best red zone defense by only allowing touchdowns on 45.7% of opponents trips, the Colts are terrible. Indianapolis is the 3rd worst red zone defense in the NFL. They allow touchdowns on 71.1% of opponents trips inside the 20. With 13 games played, that is a crazy stat for a winning football team to own.
KNEE/ILLNESS/NOT INJURY RELATED- Whatever the heck that means, the Colts will be without their pro-bowl center Ryan Kelly. Since he wasn't fully at practice this week and didn't play in their last game, this isn't as big of a loss as it initially appears to be. Of course just like he makes inexperienced quarterback fall to pressure, Belichick will likely make Danny Pinter's second start at center a miserable experience.
DON'T SHOW TOO MUCH- Even though Frank Reich is supposedly going to make Mac Jones beat them, I don't anticipate seeing too much from him. Surely he'll throw it around 20 times or so, but I don't think the Colts will stop the run. Now, could Josh McDaniels stop the run with his play calling? Absolutely! Hopefully he watched Thursday Night's game and was yelling at the TV like the rest of us when the Chargers insisted on throwing for touchdowns instead of just running it in.