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Series History: Patriots - Colts

The New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts will meet this Sunday for the second time this season and the 61st time in series history. Their rivalry dates back to 1970, when the Baltimore Colts defeated the Patriots 14-6 at Harvard Stadium.

The New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts will meet this Sunday for the second time this season and the 61st time in series history. Their rivalry dates back to 1970, when the Baltimore Colts defeated the Patriots 14-6 at Harvard Stadium. Since the Colts moved to Indianapolis in 1984, the Patriots have had their number, winning 24 of 32 games.

The two teams met on Oct. 8, 2000, and the Patriots won 24-16. They have now won eight of the last nine games in the series. Their only loss during the past four seasons was a 20-15 decision last season (Dec. 12, 1999). The results of the series are listed below:


1970Baltimore 14, at NE 6-8
at Baltimore 27, NE 3-24
1971Baltimore 23, at NE 3-20
NE 21, at Baltimore 174
1972Baltimore 24, at NE 17-7
at Baltimore 31, NE 0-31
1973at NE 24, Baltimore 168
at Baltimore 18, NE 13-5
1974at NE 42, Baltimore 339
NE 27, at Baltimore 1710
1975at NE 21, Baltimore 1011
at Baltimore 34, NE 21-13
1976Baltimore 27, at NE 13-14
NE 21, at Baltimore 147
1977at NE 17, Baltimore 314
at Baltimore 30, NE 24-6
1978Baltimore 34, at NE 27-7
NE 35, at Baltimore 1421
1979at Baltimore 31, NE 26-5
at NE 50, Baltimore 2129
1980NE 37, at Baltimore 2116
at NE 47, Baltimore 2126
1981Baltimore 29, at NE 28-1
at Baltimore 23, NE 21-2
1982NE 24, at Baltimore 1311
1983Balt. 29, at NE 23 (OT)-6
at Baltimore 12, NE 7-5
1984NE 50, at Indianapolis 1733
at NE 16, Indianapolis 106
1985at NE 34, Indianapolis 1519
NE 38, at Indianapolis 317
1986at NE 33, Indianapolis 330
NE 30, at Indianapolis 219
1987at Indianapolis 30, NE 16-14
at NE 24, Indianapolis 024
1988at NE 21, Indianapolis 174
at Indianapolis 24, NE 21-3
1989NE 23, at Indy 20 (OT)3
at NE 22, Indianapolis 166
1990NE 16, at Indianapolis 142
Indianapolis 13, at NE 10-3
1991NE 16, at Indianapolis 79
at NE 23, Indy 17 (OT)6
1992NE 37, at Indy 34 (OT)3
Indianapolis 6, at NE 0-6
1993at Indianapolis 9, NE 6-3
at NE 38, Indianapolis 038
1994NE 12, at Indianapolis 102
at NE 28, Indianapolis 1810
1995Indianapolis 24, at NE 10-14
at Indianapolis 10, NE 7-3
1996NE 27, at Indianapolis 918
at NE 27, Indianapolis 1314
1997at NE 31, Indianapolis 625
NE 20, at Indianapolis 173
1998at NE 29, Indianapolis 623
NE 21, at Indianapolis 165
1999at NE 31, Indianapolis 283
at Indianapolis 20, NE 15-5
2000at NE 24, Indianapolis 168


These two teams met just three weeks ago on Oct. 8 and the Patriots defeated the defending AFC East champion Indianapolis Colts 24-16.

The Patriot offense scored points on all three of their trips across the Colts 20 yardline, tallying two touchdowns and one field goal. In their last six trips over the past two games they have five touchdowns and one field goal. The Patriots defense limited the Colts to three field goals in four trips inside their red zone.

Colts' quarterback Peyton Manning, who has never won at Foxboro Stadium in three attempts, threw three interceptions, all in the fourth quarter. His first came when linebacker Ted Johnson tipped a pass and cornerback Ty Law came down with the turnover. Safety Tebucky Jones and rookie cornerback Antwan Harris added interceptions.


Patriots: They have won 11 of 16 meeting in the RCA Dome - QB Drew Bledsoe has a career-best 11-3 record against the Colts - Bledsoe has 24 touchdowns compared to only 10 interceptions against the Colts - He has a 105.4 passer rating in his last four games in Indianapolis ... His two highest rated passing performances have come against the Colts (1993 and 1997) ... WR Terry Glenn will be trying for his third 100-yard receiving game in the last four meetings with the Colts - CB Ty Law has recorded three interceptions against Peyton Manning, including one in earlier meeting this season ... K Adam Vinatieri has converted every kick in the RCA Dome, including all 10 PATs and all six field goal attempts.
COLTS: QB Peyton Manning passed for 334 yards against the Patriots in their last meeting (10/8/00). The Patriots are 2-0 this season and are 8-1 since 1996 when the opposing quarterback passes for over 300 yards ... RB Edgerrin James has rushed for 100 yards in two of three games against the Patriots - WR Marvin Harrison aims for his fourth consecutive 100-yard receiving game against the Patriots - The Colts will be looking for their sixth win in the last eight meetings against AFC East opponents. THE TWO TEAMS combined to average 713.7 yards in each of the last three meetings - One team has eclipsed the 400 total yard mark in each of the last three games, New England (2) and Indianapolis (1).


**Rushing Yards**
Patriots:Curtis Martin 35-141-1 td (11/24/96) Don Calhoun 24-141-0 tds (11/14/76)
Colts:Randy McMillan 16-146-2 tds (9/6/81)
**Passing Yards**
Patriots:Steve Grogan 28-46-355, 1 td, 2 ints (10/29/89)
Colts:Bert Jones 19-30-340, 3tds, 0 ints (12/18/77)
**Receiving Yards**
Patriots:Stanley Morgan 5-170-1 td (11/26/78)
Colts:Roger Carr 6-187-2 tds (9/18/78)
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