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

The Patriots have knocked Andrew Luck and the Colts out of the playoffs the past two seasons. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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.

“€œThe 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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Ryan Hannable

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The 2015 ESPYs will be held July 15 and the Patriots are up for five awards at the annual event.

The 2015 ESPYs will be held July 15 and the Patriots are up for five awards at the annual event.

Best coach/manager: Bill Belichick
Best game: Super Bowl XLIX
Best NFL player: Tom Brady
Best comeback athlete: Rob Gronkowski
Best play: Malcolm Butler interception

Fans can vote on the winners, by clicking here.

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Ryan Hannable

By winning their fourth Super Bowl title in franchise history this past February, the Patriots are celebrating a little different than everyone.

They posted this photo to Instagram on July 3.

#FBF That other time we celebrated the fourth. #Patriots

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Ryan Hannable

Judge Susan A.

Judge Susan A. Garsh, who oversaw Aaron Hernandez‘s trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd, refused a motion to toss the ex-Patriot’s first-degree murder conviction or at least reduce it to second-degree murder on Wednesday.

Hernandez’s defense lawyers asked the court to “invalidate the jury’s verdict and find Hernandez not guilty on the murder charge and one of the gun charges,” according to the Hartford Courant.

Garsh, in refuting the motions, which was a procedural step that needed to be taken before an appeal, wrote in a ruling that “considering the evidence in the light most favorable to the Commonwealth, the court finds that a rational jury could find that the Commonwealth proved every essential element of the crimes charged in counts 1 and 2 beyond a reasonable doubt.”

Hernandez was convicted in April of first-degree murder, which holds an automatic life sentence without parole.

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Judy Cohen

On Wednesday, former Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes pleaded guilty to three counts of leaving the scene of a crash resulting in personal injury for the car incident he was involved in last month.

Spikes was speeding and driving negligently when he crashed his 2011 Mercedes Maybach into the back of a Nissan Murano on I-495 in Foxboro early in the morning on June 7.

On Wednesday, former Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes pleaded guilty to three counts of leaving the scene of a crash resulting in personal injury for the car incident he was involved in last month.

Spikes was speeding and driving negligently when he crashed his 2011 Mercedes Maybach into the back of a Nissan Murano on I-495 in Foxboro early in the morning on June 7.

He was sentenced to one-year probation plus a $1,000 fine and a surcharge, while he also lost his license for a year. Several other charges were continued without a finding, including charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle.

The incident sent three occupants of the other vehicle to the hospital with minor injuries. Spikes’ Maybach had called an emergency assistance service claiming to have struck a deer, but responding officers found no evidence of a deer.

The Patriots released Spikes the Monday morning after the incident.

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Ryan Hannable