The Indianapolis Colts (3-4-1) and New England Patriots (4-4) are set for a Week 9 battle at Gillette Stadium.
While the Colts are looking to get back into the win column after dropping their last two games, the Patriots have won three of their last four. Both teams are dealing with intriguing quarterback situations, and there will be plenty of injured players on both sides.
As Vegas views the Patriots as strong favorites, here’s how the experts around the league see this matchup shaking out:
Score (if applicable)
Nate Davis (USA TODAY)
Jarrett Bell (USA TODAY)
Lorenzo Reyes (USA TODAY)
Mike Clay (ESPN)
Dan Graziano (ESPN)
Gregg Rosenthal (NFL Network)
Bill Bender (Sporting News)
Pete Prisco (CBS Sports)
Cam DaSilva (Sportsbook Wire)
Over at Tallysight, 94% of the analysts are siding with the Patriots to take away a win at Gillette Stadium.
This isn’t all that surprising considering how poor the Colts offense has been playing. There were some flashes with Sam Ehlinger under center during his first-career start, but history hasn’t been kind to new starting quarterbacks going against Bill Belichick’s defense.
The likely outcome is that the Colts go on the road against the Patriots, a team they haven’t beaten in Foxborough since 2006.