Colts Face Patriots In Thursday Night Football Matchup
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Indianapolis Colts are playing their only prime-time game of the 2018 season this evening in a Thursday Night Football matchup against the Patriots in New England.
At the same time, the Colts will be looking to end a seven-game losing streak to the Patriots, dating back to 2009.
The Colts have averaged only 19 points per game in each of those seven recent losses, while New England has scored at least 31 points in each of those seven wins.
Former Colts head coach Rick Venturi says injuries may be one of the biggest issues affecting the Colts.
"[Jack] Doyle goes out and he's out for like a month now. [Anthony] Castonzo, we've forgotten who he is," says Venturi.
Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton will also be among those sidelined during the game against the Patriots due to injury.
Venturi also believes having only four days of rest will be a challenge for the Colts considering the team lost in overtime to the Texans on Sunday.
"In the short week, physically, this is a tough chore. Coming off a hard-fought, 70-minute overtime and to have to go there and play Thursday night, that is no easy chore," says Venturi.
The game kicks off at 8:20 p.m. EST.
In Indianapolis, you can hear the game on Country 97.1 and 1070 The Fan.
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