Colts vs. Patriots: 2014 NFL Playoff Preview and Prediction

By Michael Pidgeon
Andrew Luck
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Whenever a postseason battle occurs between the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are generally both front and center. Well, not anymore. This time, it will be the young Andrew Luck leading the Colts into Foxborough in an attempt to defeat Brady and the Patriots.

Luck is coming off of a miraculous comeback as he led the Colts to a come-from-behind victory against the Kansas City Chiefs during the AFC Wild Card game. Considering that game was in Indianapolis, I’m not sure I would be very confident if I were Luck and the Colts heading into New England this Saturday.

Brady may not have all of the targets he’s had in previous seasons, but he knows how to win in Foxborough. He is a veteran who has been in this position plenty of times during his career, and usually finds a way to walk out victorious. Will that be any different this Saturday when Luck and and Colts come to town?

The lack of a running game is going to hurt the Colts’ chances, but Luck has shown he can get it done in clutch situations. He has brought the Colts from behind and won plenty games in the final minutes of the fourth quarter. The question is, can Luck and the Colts keep the game close enough where he will have that chance to lead Indianapolis to victory?

It’s a traditional David vs. Goliath battle. Luck is the young up-and-coming quarterback and Brady is the veteran who isn’t willing to go down without a fight. In the end, Luck is going to do the unthinkable and defeat Brady and the Patriots in Foxborough to move on to the AFC Championship game.

Michael Pidgeon is a Los Angeles Dodgers writer for Rant “Like” him on Facebook, Follow him on Twitter @1AndOnlyPidgeon, add him to your network on Google or e-mail him at

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