The widely anticipated match of the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts in Week 6 of the regular NFL season will finally happen on Sunday (October 18). Scheduled at 8:30 pm ET, the Indianapolis Colts will play host to the undefeated New England Patriots as Tom Brady and his crew come face to face with the NFL team that initiated the entire "Deflategate" debacle.
The crowd at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis will stand to bear witness what could only be described as a replay of the 2014 AFC Championship match, which bore witness to the beginning of a series of investigations that had Tom Brady and the New England Patriots at the receiving end of cheating accusations.
"At last, the long, arduous wait for payback is over," noted Jackie MacMullan of ESPN. The sports commentator went on to share, "Patriots Nation has seethed for months in anticipation of the moment when it could unleash five magical words: We are on to Indianapolis."
The New England Patriots will face the Indianapolis Colts with a 4 - 0 record, coming off from a victory over the Dallas Cowboys - a win that pushed the Tony Romo squad to review their gameplay and even switch up their quarterbacks. In the said game against the Dallas Cowboys, the New England Patriots burned through the strategies of the Darren McFadden squad and served their opponents a 30 - 6 loss.
Notably, New England Patriots star Tom Brady once again showed off his skills in the field. The NFL star quarterback pitched in two touchdowns as well as completed 20 out of the 27 passes for 275 yards. Meanwhile, Dion Lewis contributed 34 yards in six attempts. As for LeGarrette Blount, the running back added 74 yards in 13 attempts. A touchdown and 120 yards had been added courtesy of Julian Edelman while Rob Gronkowski pitched in four catches in 67 yards.
Apart from the undefeated status, the New England Patriots will also face the Indianapolis Colts sans Nate Solder. While the victory over the Dallas Cowboys had been momentous, it was not achieved without sacrifices. The New England Patriots lost the left tackle to a season ending injury. Sources shared that Nate Solder has been placed in the injured reserve category following the torn right biceps muscle he incurred during the NFL match against the Dallas Cowboys.
Meanwhile, the New England Patriots signed Rashaan Melvin to the roster earlier this week. With the upcoming match against the Indianapolis Colts, the former Baltimore Ravens running back has a lot to learn if he intends to start for the undefeated NFL team on Sunday. "I'm excited to be a Patriot," shared Rashaan Melvin, according to Boston Globe. He added, "I'm trying to lock in on [the playbook], pick up as much as I can, and get ready to go out there and compete for a job."