The rosters may have changed some but the rivalry between the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots for the right to call themselves AFC Champions remains unchanged.
On Sunday these two franchises meet again when the Colts (11-5) travel to take on the Patriots (12-4). The Colts are 5-3 on the road this season while the Patriots were 7-1 at home. The winner of this game will earn a trip to the Super Bowl.
Coverage of the game between the Colts and Patriots will air on CBS beginning at 6:40 pm ET from Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA.
The Odds: The Patriots are 6.5 point favorites over the Colts for the AFC Championship. The over/under is 54 total points.
The Patriots have won the last five match-ups between these two with many of those contests not being close. The Colts have yet to defeat the Patriots with Andrew Luck under center going 0-3 however it is worth mentioning that Peyton Manning was also 0-3 against the Patriots in his first three games though Drew Bledsoe was quarterbacking for them at that time. The Patriots last won the AFC Conference title in 2011 before losing in the Super Bowl.
Combined there two teams are 0-3 in their last three trips to the big game. One of them will get a chance to win the Super Bow, will it be the Patriots or the Colts?