It's Patriots vs Colts in Thursday night football and Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket live coverage begins at 5:30pm.

The matchup comes with so many questions...How will the players handle the short week? Do the Colts players have any animosity toward Josh McDaniels after accepting, then turning down the Indy head coaching job? Is Gronk's ankle ok? How effective will Julian Edelman be coming off the four game suspension? Who is the better kicker - Steven Gostkowski or Adam Vinatieri?

Dating back to the old Boston Patriots/Baltimore Colts days, these two teams have met 80 times. The Pats own the edge 47-28 in the regular season and 4-1 in the playoffs.

An interesting note - Tom Brady's first NFL start was against the Indianapolis Colts, September 30th, 2001. The Pats won 44-13.

18 years later TB12 is still the face of the franchise...

Check out the Patriots.com Tale of the Tape...

2018 Regular SeasonNew EnglandIndianapolis
Record2-21-3
Divisional Standings2nd3rdT
Total Yards Gained1,3491,348
Total Offense (Rank)337.3 (23)337.0 (24)
Rush Offense117.0 (12)72.0 (29)
Pass Offense220.3 (22)265.0 (16)
Points Per Game23.8 (15)23.5 (17t)
Total Yards Allowed1,3911,509
Total Defense (Rank)347.8 (12)377.3 (19)
Rush Defense121.5 (27)109.3 (17t)
Pass Defense226.3 (8)268.0 (19)
Points Allowed/Game21.0 (12)25.0 (18)
Possession Avg.29:2326:12
Sacks Allowed/Yards Lost6/379/66
Sacks Made/Yards6/4417/93
Total Touchdowns Scored1110
Penalties Against/Yards19/15634/279
Punts/Avg.17/47.117/45.4