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Quick Take: Patriots (8-0) at Colts (7-0)

Last meeting
In the AFC Championship Game last season, the Colts went into the half down 21-6 before outgaining the Patriots 311-149 in the second half while coming back to win, 38-34.

The Colts have won three consecutive games over the Patriots, who had won the previous six.

Last week
Neither the Patriots nor the Colts got caught looking ahead last week. New England defeated the Redskins, 52-7, and Indy handled the Panthers, 31-7.

At stake
The winner of this game will have the inside track on homefield advantage in the AFC playoffs. But it seems like the Patriots are looking to prove something after losing three consecutive games to the Colts, especially after the Colts mounted their comeback in the AFC Championship Game.

Key matchup:
Patriots defensive end Richard Seymour vs. Colts left tackle Tony Ugoh. The Colts have had some injuries to their linebackers and to receiver Marvin Harrison, but Ugoh's status is probably the most key for this game. The Patriots would probably key on Ugoh even if he was healthy, so this could be a big day for Seymour, or Ty Warren if Ugoh is not able to go.

Did you know?
This will be the first time in NFL history two teams with 7-0 or better records have met. ... The Colts have won 12 consecutive games (including playoffs). The Patriots have won 11 straight regular-season games.

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