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Patriots vs. Colts 2015 picks and predictions: New England picked to roll in DeflateGate rematch

The Patriots get all 26 picks from three separate panels.

Tom Brady isn't coming back from a suspension, the balls will all be perfectly inflated, and this is Week 6, not the AFC championship game, There's nothing to see here, except possibly Bill Belichick and the Patriots wanting revenge for everything they've had to deal with for the last eight months.

Well, everything other than the Super Bowl victory, the parade, the rings ... the other stuff.

In other words, if you want to watch New England roll, be sure to watch NBC on Sunday night.

The Patriots give every indication that they intend to make another run at 16-0, and finishing this one off with a Super Bowl. They've scored at least 28 points in all four games, and in their last two, they outscored Jacksonville and Dallas by a combined 81-23. Tom Brady has thrown 11 touchdown passes and no interceptions, while Dion Lewis is averaging 5.0 yards per carry. The defense hasn't been quite as spectacular, ranking seventh against the pass, but 27th against the run.

The good news for Indianapolis is that Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton are both expected to play. The bad news is that Luck has been fairly awful this season. He's only completing 56 percent of his passes, and he's thrown seven interceptions in his three games -- not numbers that are going to intimidate the Patriots defense. Frank Gore and newly-signed Ahmad Bradshaw might be able to move the ball on the ground, but with the 28th-ranked pass defense, the Colts aren't going to be grinding out a low-scoring victory.

Therefore, it is no surprise that the experts are unanimously behind New England in this game. It is a 14-0 sweep at ESPN, 8-0 on the CBS panel and another 8-0 verdict here at SB Nation.


Ryan Van Bibber Stephen White Joel Thorman David Fucillo Danny Kelly Matt Ufford PFT Commenter OddsShark
NE vs. IND NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE