INDIANAPOLIS — After three quarters here at Lucas Oil Stadium, the Patriots hold a 27-21 lead on the Colts. Tom Brady is 21-for-34 for 298 yards with two touchdowns and one pick.

INDIANAPOLIS — Just moments before kickoff, Patriots president Jonathan Kraft insists there are no hard feelings with the Colts, team owner Jim Irsay and the Patriots.

INDIANAPOLIS — The following Patriots players are inactive for Sunday’s game against the Colts: linebacker Dont’a Hightower, defensive lineman Trey Flowers, offensive lineman Ryan Wendell, defensive lineman Khyri Thornton, defensive lineman Geneo Grissom, linebacker Rufus Johnson and wide receiver Aaron Dobson.

INDIANAPOLIS — Prior to Sunday’s game, Colts owner Jim Irsay sat down with WHTR for their pregame show and some portions of the interview have been released courte

INDIANAPOLIS — There’s a chill and a feel of fall in the air as the Patriots come calling at Lucas Oil Stadium for the game everyone has had circled since “Deflategate” became a regular part of American discourse.

INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck is ready to return.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Colts quarterback who has missed the last two games with a shoulder issue, has been cleared to return tonight against the Patriots.

INDIANAPOLIS — No one on the Patriots spoke out about getting so-called “revenge” against the Colts this week, but Tom Brady‘s dad did.

INDIANAPOLIS — After placing cornerback Tarell Brown on injured reserve earlier on Saturday, the Patriots will be without two other players Sunday night against Indianapolis.

Linebacker Dont’a Hightower (ribs) and defensive lineman Trey Flowers (knee/shoulder) were both downgraded to out by the team Saturday night, meaning they did not travel to Indianapolis.

INDIANAPOLIS — The foot injury to Tarell Brown turned out to be more serious than initially expected.

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