INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts-New England Patriots week is finally here. This is the game many have been thinking about since the NFL schedule was released in April. The Patriots are 4-0 and the Colts have rebounded from an 0-2 start to win their last three games.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be making his seventh start against the Colts in Indianapolis. Here's a look at the highlights of the previous Colts-Patriots games, which was put together by ESPN's production research team.
2014 Week 11: Patriots running back Jonas Gray has 37 rushes for 201 yards and tied a franchise record with 4 rushing touchdowns in a 42-20 win. Gray's played for two teams since that game, with 30 rushes for 136 rushing yards over six games.
2009 Week 10: The "4th and 2" game; the Patriots had a 31-14 lead in the 4th quarter and Peyton Manning led two touchdown drives to cut the lead to 34-28. With 2:08 left on the Patriots' 28-yard line, New England coach Bill Belichick goes for it on 4th-and-2 and Kevin Faulk is stopped short of the marker. With a short field, Manning throws the game-winning touchdown pass to Reggie Wayne with 13 seconds left.
2007 Week 9: The Patriots won eight straight to open the 2007 season and hadn't won a game by fewer than 17 points entering Week 9 against the Colts. A Manning 1-yd rush touchdown gave the Colts a 20-10 lead with 9:50 left in the 4th quarter, but Brady led two touchdown drives that totaled 124 yards in a combined 2:26 to give New England the eventual 24-20 win.
2006 AFC Championship: The Colts trailed 21-6 at halftime, but Indiana outscored New England 32-13 in the second half for a wild comeback win. Manning threw for 225 yards and a touchdown after halftime, and running back Joseph Addai finished the comeback with a go-ahead 3-yd rushing touchdown. Addai's score became the game-winner when Marlin Jackson picked off Brady to clinch the win and Manning's first career trip to the Super Bowl.
2003 Week 13: Both teams were 9-2 entering this Week 13 game, and playoff seeding was critical- Manning was 0-2 in road playoff games in his career and was 0-4 in his career playing in Foxborough. Down 38-34 in the 4th quarter, Manning drove the Colts to 1st and goal from the 2-yard line with 0:40 to play and 1 timeout remaining. The Colts ran four straight plays at or inside the 2-yard line and couldn't score, capped by a Willie McGinest tackle for loss on 4th down from the 1. New England won 38-34 and hosted the AFC Championship against the Colts, a 24-14 Patriots win.
2001 Week 6: Brady gets his first road win of his career, but wide receiver David Patten does the heavy lifting. Patten had a 29-yard rush touchdown, 91-yard receiving touchdown and 60-yd pass touchdown to Troy Brown all by the 7:21 mark of the 2nd quarter. Patten added a 6-yard receiving touchdown in the 4th quarter, making him the only player since the merger with a pass touchdown, rush touchdown and multiple recieving touchdowns in a single game.