Jonas Gray draws a big media crowd

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The last time the New England Patriots played the Indianapolis Colts, running back Jonas Gray had a career day with 201 rushing yards and four touchdowns. He's been quiet since, the combination of an ankle injury and being late to the facility one day limiting his playing time, but that didn't stop him from drawing a large media crowd in the locker room Wednesday.

Gray sees a different Colts defense than the one he helped shred Nov. 16.

“They’re playing with a lot more momentum. They got a few key guys back in a few areas -- rallying to the ball, they’re tackling better, more physical," he said. "Overall, this is going to be the best defense we’ve played all year.”

As for Gray himself, he was asked if there's anything different for him in preparations based on his past success against Indianapolis.

“My approach is the same as always, whether we’re playing the Colts or not, whether I had a good game against the Colts or not," he said. "This is a big game, stakes are high, and this is a better team than we played before. They’re playing a lot better, they have a lot of momentum. It’s going to be a good game.”

Gray's interview came shortly before the locker room was closing to reporters, which offered limited time for follow-up questions.