AFC playoff matchup: Colts at Patriots

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Colts at Patriots

7:15 p.m. Saturday, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.

TV: KTVT/Ch. 11

Records: Colts 12-5, Patriots 12-4

Notable: The Patriots have won at least 10 games for the 11th consecutive season, second only to the San Francisco 49ers, who had double-digit wins 16 years in a row (1983-98). Indianapolis rallied from a 28-point second-half deficit to beat Kansas City 45-44 last week. It was the second-largest comeback in playoff history (Buffalo trailed Houston by 32 points) and the third-highest scoring playoff game in NFL history.

About the Colts: Receiver T.Y. Hilton set team playoff records with 13 catches and 224 yards, along with two scores against Kansas City. ... Andrew Luck completed 17 of 24 passes for 314 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions – in the second half against Kansas City. ... Running back Trent Richardson, who rushed for 458 yards this season, will play in his first game against New England. ... A sack last week boosted linebacker Robert Mathis’ career postseason total to 5.5, second-most by a Colt since 1982. ... Safety LaRon Landry has two interceptions in two career postseason games. ... Cornerback Darious Butler has four interceptions in each of the past two seasons. ... Kicker Adam Vinatieri holds the NFL postseason record for field goals (49) and points (205). He spent 10 seasons with the Patriots (1996-2005).

About the Patriots: Pro Bowl quarterback Tom Brady has won 17 playoff games, most in NFL history, and has a 17-7 (.708) postseason record. ... Coach Bill Belichick has the third-most playoff wins all-time (18), trailing only Hall of Famers Tom Landry (20) and Don Shula (19). ... In Week 17, running back LeGarrette Blount totaled 334 yards (189 rushing, 145 kickoff returns), most in a game in franchise history. He joined Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy as the only players this season to register at least 180 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in game. ... Julian Edelman’s 105 catches this season made him the third Patriots receiver ever to break the century mark, joining Troy Brown and Wes Welker. ... Defensive end Chandler Jones had career-high 11.5 sacks in 2013. ... Linebacker Dont’a Hightower had a team-best 97 tackles this season. ... Pro Bowl cornerback Aqib Talib defensed 13 passes.

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