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Colts Vs Patriots: 3 Matchups To Watch

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The Patriots host the Colts in the AFC Championship Game, and the winner goes to the Super Bowl.

It’s like old times except it’s Andrew Luck instead of Peyton Manning. 

The two teams met earlier in the season when the Pats went to Indy and won 42 – 20.

So, will the Pats sweep them? Well, here’s the 3 matchups that will make sure it happens.

1. WR Donte Moncrief Vs CB Kyle Arrington: We all know about Hilton Vs Revis, but this is a silent key matchup that the Pats have to win. The 3rd corner needs to step up when needed and against a team that has a decent 3rd wide out like the Colts, the Pats have to make sure he doesn’t beat them like Adams for Green Bay did. Moncrief had 54 yards and a touchdown against the Bengals and was silent except for 2 big plays when needed against Broncos for 32 yards, so he can’t be overlooked. The Pats have to shut him down and not let him make the big plays when the Colts need them.

2. TE Colby Fleener Vs CB Brandon Browner: Sometimes it will be Chung and sometimes it will be Brandon Browner. There isn’t much doubt the Colts will try to go to the tight end since he had such great success against the Patriots the last time. He’s big and strong and hard to cover, but the two players will do their best and if they can handle him this time, it should make life difficult on the Colts. They also have to shut down Dwayne Allen, the red zone target once the Colts get close to a touchdown. He’s a must takeaway near the goal line, so the Pats have to stop 2 tight ends this time, not just one.

3. FS Serigo Brown Vs TE Rob Gronkowski: The last time these two met things got heated and Gronk ended up tossing Brown “out of the club,” but it’s a different game this time around. Can Gronk shake Brown, Landry, and Adams, and whoever else they try to guard him with? If he does, the Pats are winning this thing.

 


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