The Patriots have knocked Andrew Luck and the Colts out of the playoffs the past two seasons. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
After hosting a Q&A event with fans in London last weekend, a British website, BritViewNFL.com caught up with Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, in an interview touching on a number of different subjects.
With Patriots beating the Colts 45-7 in last year’s AFC championship game on their way to winning the Super Bowl, as well as knocking them out of the playoffs the year prior, Luck discussed the Patriots, noting how the Colts “respect” them, but also with them winning the Super Bowl, every team would like to take them down.
“The Patriots are obviously the defending Super Bowl champs and our defending conference champs so there’s a high amount of respect for that team and what they do,” Luck told the website. “They’re the kings of the league right now and everybody would like to dethrone them – we’d like to dethrone them but you have to look at the season as 16 games. There are fans and media who will hype up certain games and circle them in red on the calendar but, as a player, you lose sight of what’s important if you get into that mode.”
The Patriots will travel to Indianapolis to take on the Colts Oct. 18 in the Patriots’ fifth game of the season, which if Tom Brady‘s four-game suspension holds, it would be his first game of the year.
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