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Series History

SERIES HISTORY
The Patriots and Colts will meet for the 64th time, as the old AFC East rivals renew acquaintances for the first time since 2001. The Patriots and Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts played twice a year from 1970 to 2001 as members of the AFC East, with the exception of the 1982 strike year. New England has had more success against the Colts than any other team in the NFL, with the Patriots' .619 winning percentage ranking as their highest against any team they have played more than 10 times. New England is 13-4 against Indianapolis since 1993, and has won 10 of the series' last 12 games. New England's offense scored a total of 82 points in the two meetings between the teams in 2001, and the Patriots have scored 20 or more points against the Colts in 11 of their last 12 meetings. New England owns a 12-6 record at the RCA Dome, but the Colts have won two of the last three games between the teams in Indianapolis.

PATRIOTS 39, COLTS 24
DateResult/-
1970Baltimore 14, at NE 6 -8
at Baltimore 27, NE 3 -24
1971Baltimore 23, at NE 3 -20
NE 21, at Baltimore 17 4
1972Baltimore 24, at NE 17 -7
at Baltimore 31, NE 0 -31
1973at NE 24, Baltimore 16 8
at Baltimore 18, NE 13 -5
1974at NE 42, Baltimore 3 39
NE 27, at Baltimore 17 10
1975at NE 21, Baltimore 10 11
at Baltimore 34, NE 21 -13
1976Baltimore 27, at NE 13 -14
NE 21, at Baltimore 14 7
1977at NE 17, Baltimore 3 14
at Baltimore 30, NE 24 -6
1978Baltimore 34, at NE 27 -7
NE 35, at Baltimore 14 21
1979at Baltimore 31, NE 26 -5
at NE 50, Baltimore 21 29
1980NE 37, at Baltimore 21 16
at NE 47, Baltimore 21 26
1981Baltimore 29, at NE 28 -1
at Baltimore 23, NE 21 -2
1982NE 24, at Baltimore 13 11
1983Balt. 29, at NE 23 (OT) -6
at Baltimore 12, NE 7 -5
1984NE 50, at Indianapolis 17 33
at NE 16, Indianapolis 10 6
1985at NE 34, Indianapolis 15 19
NE 38, at Indianapolis 31 7
DateResult/-
1986at NE 33, Indianapolis 3 30
NE 30, at Indianapolis 21 9
1987at Indianapolis 30, NE 16 -14
at NE 24, Indianapolis 0 24
1988at NE 21, Indianapolis 17 4
at Indianapolis 24, NE 21 -3
1989NE 23, at Ind. 20 (OT) 3
at NE 22, Indianapolis 16 6
1990NE 16, at Indianapolis 14 2
Indianapolis 13, at NE 10-3
1991NE 16, at Indianapolis 7 9
at NE 23, Ind. 17 (OT) 6
1992NE 37, at Ind. 34 (OT) 3
Indianapolis 6, at NE 0-6
1993at Indianapolis 9, NE 6-3
at NE 38, Indianapolis 0 38
1994NE 12, at Indianapolis 10 2
at NE 28, Indianapolis 18 10
1995Indianapolis 24, at NE 10-14
at Indianapolis 10, NE 7-3
1996NE 27, at Indianapolis 9 18
at NE 27, Indianapolis 13 14
1997at NE 31, Indianapolis 6 25
NE 20, at Indianapolis 17 3
1998at NE 29, Indianapolis 6 23
NE 21, at Indianapolis 16 5
1999at NE 31, Indianapolis 28 3
at Indianapolis 20, NE 15-5
2000at NE 24, Indianapolis 16 8
at Indianapolis 30, NE 23-7
2001at NE 44, Indianapolis 13 31
NE 38, at Indianapolis 17 21

SERIES TRENDS

Overall Record39-24
Record in New England 21-10
Record in Indianapolis 12-6
Record in Baltimore 6-8
Total Points in the SeriesPatriots 1,459, Colts 1,113
Patriots' Largest Margin of Victory39 points (10/6/74)
Patriots' Largest Margin of Defeat-31 points (11/26/72)
Highest Combined Point Total71 points (11/18/79, 11/15/92)
Lowest Combined Point Total6 points (12/06/92)
Longest Patriots Win Streak7 (1996-99)
Longest Colts Win Streak3 (1970-1971)
Seasonal SweepsPatriots 13, Colts 5
Current StreakPatriots, 13-4 since 1993

TALE OF THE TAPE

**2003 Regular Season****New England****Indianapolis**
Record9-29-2
Divisional Standings1st1st
Total Yards Gained3,6414,098
Total Offense (Rank)331.0 (T-14)372.5 (2)
Rush Offense102.3 (21)95.4 (28)
Pass Offense228.4 (8)277.2 (1)
Points Per Game19.928.1
Total Yards Allowed3,2313,357
Total Defense293.7 (7)305.2 (13)
Rush Defense91.4 (5)125.5 (22)
Pass Defense202.4 (13)179.7 (6)
Points Allowed/Game15.919.6
Possession Avg.30:5131:19
Sacks Allowed/Yards Lost23/16610/69
Sacks Made/Yards25/15124/177
Interceptions By1710
Penalties Against/Yards90/81261/406
Punts/Avg.61/37.843/42.7
Takeaway/Giveaway Ratio 8 5

THE LAST TIME
Patriots 38, Colts 17 – October 21, 2001

New England improved to 3-3 in its Super Bowl season with its second victory of the season over Indianapolis, winning 38-17. David Patten was the star of the game for the Patriots, pulling a touchdown trifecta by rushing for a touchdown, throwing a touchdown pass and catching a touchdown toss to become the first player to turn the trick since Walter Payton in 1979. The game also featured the longest play from scrimmage in Patriots history, a 91-yard bomb from Tom Brady to Patten that gave the Patriots a 14-3 lead early in the second quarter. Patten then threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to Troy Brown that gave New England a 21-3 lead. Brady's 2-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Wiggins extended New England's lead to 28-3 with 1:17 left in the half and the Patriots never looked back. Brown and Patten both exceeded the 100-yards receiving mark to pace the Patriots. Brady recorded the highest passer rating of his career, completing 16 of 20 passes (80 percent) for 202 yards, three touchdowns and a 148.3 rating.

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