Greetings from beautiful Noblesville! I'll be with you watching this one between the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots from the comfort of my couch this week. Make sure to follow our live in-game analysis here and on Twitter @Colts_101.
Inactives for the Colts this week are no surprise: Vontae Davis, Coby Fleener, Mario Harvey, Bradley Sowell, Martin Tevaseu, Tony Hills and somewhat surprisingly, Josh Chapman. That may mean more 4-3 alignments for the Colts defense.
The Patriots will sit G Logan Mankins, TE Aaron Hernandez, G Dan Connolly, and SS Patrick Chung. That means Wes Welker is going to make a go of it, but Mankins and Connolly are big losses on their interior line. Patrick Chung being out also makes a big difference in their secondary.