Andrew Luck isn’t circling Patriots game on his schedule

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The Colts have seen their last two seasons come to an end on the wrong side of blowout losses to the Patriots in the playoffs and they also took a thumping from New England during the 2014 regular season, leaving the unshakable impression that the Colts are going to need to find a way to beat the Patriots if they ever hope to win the Super Bowl.

Quarterback Andrew Luck thinks his team has a “realistic chance” of doing that after the 2015 season, although that doesn’t mean he’s looking at the team’s Week Six game as a referendum on how realistic those chances will be. The Colts will host the Patriots that Sunday night, but Luck says it is just one of 16 games.

“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 said, via Neil Reynolds of Sky Sports and BritViewNFL.com. “They’re the kings of the league right now and everybody would like to de-throne them — we’d like to de-throne 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.”

People are circling that game in red for reasons beyond the Patriots’ status as defending champions. The Colts were involved in getting the ball rolling on Deflategate and the Week Six matchup would be quarterback Tom Brady’s first week back with the Patriots if his suspension is not altered by Commissioner Roger Goodell as a result of Brady’s recent appeal.

Those sidebars and the results of the last three games with the Patriots make it feel like a lot more than one of 16 games even if the result will count the same as the result of the Jaguars’ visit to Indy in Week Four.

90 responses to “Andrew Luck isn’t circling Patriots game on his schedule

  1. Patriots have owned the Colts for 15 years, even with Manning. Since 2011, without Manning, they’ve dominated them. I don’t expect much to change. Pagano is no match for Belichick.

  2. There should have been a Ted Wells investigation into the Colts deliberately tanking the season in their Suck for Luck Campaign.

    Talk about integrity of the game. By bringing in a guy like Kerry Collins to be your QB displays a complete lack of respect for the NFL, the Colts players, their fans and fans of the NFL in general.

  3. That’s pretty much exactly how he should look at it.

    Also, the media will do all the circling for him. And highlighting. And stars. And sun rays around it. And stickers. And smiley faces. And frowney faces. And arrows… Well, I think you get my point about the media.

    Or maybe he’s just crossing it out as a loss already since he knows just how strong an angry Pats team can be. 😉

  4. Good to see Anrdew Luck continuing the rich Colts tradition of being a great fantasy player but usually losing against any halfway decent defense.

  5. They’ll make this the game of the year. Luck will throw 5 pic’s in a blowout! Get the excuse makers ready

  6. Perhaps crawl before you walk….any Super Bowl expectations for Indy are going through Foxborough first, and thus far Luck has shown he will need more than luck to beat the Pats.

  7. Brady shouldn’t even throw a pass. Just hand the ball to Blount again and again so Blount can punch that soft pansy defense in the mouth all game as usual.

    I’m thinking 50 carries for 350 yards and 6 TD. 🙂 That is probably being conservative. 🙂

  8. Andrew Luck writes a letter to Goodell:

    To My Dearest Rodger Goodell,

    First I want to THANK YOU for your support to our team in the AFCCG.

    With that said; those PATRIOTS beat us every year and well, since you caught them cheating can you please rearrange the suspension so that we don’t have to lose, I mean, play them this year – I mean, it was Grigson that made the phone call to get this thing going you know.

  9. The problem with the Colts is they play in a weak division and have a weak schedule. Beating up on Jacksonville and Tennessee, doesn’t make you ready to play the upper tier teams.

  10. WELL WE HAVE ALL COME TO EXPECT THAT ANDREW LUCK WILL ALWAYS SAY THE RIGHT THINGS TO THE MEDIA. HE WILL NEVER HAVE HIS FOOT IN HIS MOUTH SO TO SPEAK AS SOME OF THE OTHER BONE HEADS IN THE LEAGUE.

  11. In 3 2 1… Que the haters.. Let me start

    1) Patriots Cheat
    2) Shady Brady
    3) Belicheat
    4) ****
    5) Disgraceful organization

    Blah blah blah!!!

    __________

    Can’t wait for the season to start!!!

  12. Let’s look at the recent history. Since Manning ‘ s 35-34 come from behind win in Indy in 2009 …

    Patriots 31 – 28. This one began 31 – 3.
    Patriots 43 – 22.
    Patriots 59 – 24.
    Patriots 42 – 20.
    Patriots 45 – 7.

  13. If you can’t dethrone them on the field then try to do it with a fabricated trumped up false charge of deflating footballs.
    Goodell make your ruling so this can go to court and expose all the conspirators.

  14. You have to admire Luck’s attitude but you know he has to have that (home) game circled in the back of his mind somewhere.

  15. Luck can’t be happy that his own owner and GM will once again make Brady hulk out, and then turn around and blame Luck for losing by 50 points. It’s possible they are not your friends.

  16. You can bet it’s circled on The Patriots calendar, along with the other eighteen games they’re going to win.

  17. You can bet the Frauds Kravitz, Mort, Kensil and the king fraud Goodell have this date circled, bolded, highlighted and in 50 font on their schedules.
    SMH

  18. the colts should plan their next trumped up charge against the patriots which dictator goodell will jump all over

    otherwise they may have to come to the realization that they suck

  19. .
    ” The Kensil Bowl ” : named after the epitome of nondescript, unaccomplished, Goodell worshiping, league clerks who think people watch the NFL to see them in action.
    .

  20. That’s OK. The Pats have it circled.

    Pats are gonna go all Charles Jefferson (Forrest Whitaker – Fast Times at Ridgemont High) on them.

  21. Andrew Luck Era Colts vs. the Patriots:

    – Patriots are 4-0
    – Total combined score: 189-73

    Scores:
    – Patriots win 59-24
    – Patriots win 43-22
    – Patriots win 42-20
    – Patriots win 45-7

    Yet somehow the super soft Colts are everyone’s favorites to win the AFC and maybe the Super Bowl. Give me a break! when they learn to hold the Patriots to under 30, we can start to take them seriously.

    Until then they can kiss the rings and remain as a stepping stone for the Patriots.

  22. Every Patriot on that team from last year has circled it on their calendar. You can’t even blame the Colts, you have to start with the Ravens.
    #Blingblinganotherring
    That’s all that counts at the end of the day.

  23. GEEZ…PATS “FANS” ARE ANNOYING.

    Can’t wait for some other team to win the Super Bowl so they can go back into hiding like they were for the previous 10 years.

  24. It’s too bad for the Colts, because there’s a flashing neon sign with big arrows pointing the horseshoe on the Patriots calendar.

    And remember what Andrew Luck said :
    “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”.

    Take that haters!

  25. where’s the respect in this article?

    The Patriots are mentioned as the Defending Super Bowl Champions, but why aren’t the Colts mentioned as the Defending AFC Finalists?

  26. Full text of Bill Belichick’s next press conference:

    “We’re on to training camp.”

  27. Remember when the Jaguars caught the Colts ball boy with a needle hanging out of his sleeve?
    Remember what the league did to the Colts?
    Yeah, me neither.
    NFL favorite word is integrity and yet they have none.
    League officers play favorites and that can’t be denied.
    Precision…Strength…Intelligence
    LOL at the nfl trying to say that was unintentional.

  28. Colts should have drafted Malcom Brown. This year’s Patriots game(s) will resemble last year’s regardless of how well Luck plays.

    Oh and that Deflategate nonsense they started will guarantee Belichick runs the score up on them, too. Nice work there, Irsay.

  29. Patriot fans, please stop with the ‘Pats are gonna kill the Colts 127 to 3’ nonsense. The players don’t have the same emotional reaction to this as the fans, and it’s not that easy to blow out other nfl teams. The Colts Re 1 of the 3 best teams in the conference, like it or not.

  30. bigbits2 says:

    Jul 7, 2015 11:34 AM

    Patriot fans, please stop with the ‘Pats are gonna kill the Colts 127 to 3′ nonsense. The players don’t have the same emotional reaction to this as the fans, and it’s not that easy to blow out other nfl teams. The Colts Re 1 of the 3 best teams in the conference, like it or not.
    ———————————
    “It’s not that easy to blow out other NFL teams.”

    REALLY? Seems like the Patriots do it with ease when it comes to the Colts.

    See last 4 games, combined score 189-73 Patriots.

  31. Luck should definitely circle the Patriots game on his calendar I’m sure Custer circled the date he planned to attack at Little Big Horn.

  32. PATRIOTS FANS LEAD THE LEAGUE IN HYPOCRISY AND FAKENESS

    –Phony “yourteamcheats” site presented as “objective” but really a creation of Patriots fans trying desperately to drag everyone else down into the mud with them.

    –Pro-Patriots AEI Report presented as “objective” but really created to support the team.

    –Patriots fans continue to pile on other teams’ players based on false news reports (see: Rashard Mendhenhall) — while whining about people jumping to “unfair conclusions” about Tom Brady.

  33. Andrew Luck is one heck of a QB. He has lots of great talent around him, as well.

    I am sure he will have no problem putting up 20-30 points on this year’s Pats D. They are nothing compared to last year.

    The problem will be that the Indy D is a LOT worse than the Pats D. So, Brady should have no problem hanging 40-50 points again.

    Should have drafted Malcolm Brown, Eddie Goldman or Carl Davis. Then maybe you’d have a shot at stopping the run and shutting down the Pats offense.

  34. 407 yards. That’s the most yards a team has rushed for in a game since the merger.

    The Pats will break that record this year against the Colts.

    #BookIt
    #TheChampsLovePunchingSoftTeamsInTheMouth

  35. If any objective person looked at the Colts and Pats rosters they would conclude the Colts are the more talented team by quite a bit. Pats fans are acting like the addition of Gore, Johnson, and Cole didn’t happen in Indy, and the Pats retained Revis and Browner. Bottom line is the Colts should be favored by Vegas in this game.

  36. Luck is overrated. Has been since he entered the league. Beats all these terrible teams, and then when they can’t beat the big dogs they cry about how it’s all the defense and run game’ fault, even though Luck throws about a billion interceptions carelessly.

  37. if whitetrash69 is objective then I’m a Steelers fan…

    Gore: Old and breaking down
    Johnson: Old and breaking down

    INDY D: ineffective and continually beat down by any strong run game.

    Luck Hs proven in big games that he can’t avoid the big mistakes.

    We’ll see what happens, but to say the Colts are more talented than NE is laughable….like most of his posts

  38. whitetrash69 says:
    Jul 7, 2015 12:49 PM

    If any objective person looked at the Colts and Pats rosters they would conclude the Colts are the more talented team by quite a bit. Pats fans are acting like the addition of Gore, Johnson, and Cole didn’t happen in Indy, and the Pats retained Revis and Browner. Bottom line is the Colts should be favored by Vegas in this game.

    —–

    You know who is completely objective?
    Vegas.

    You know what their objective is?
    money from suckers.

  39. .
    @whitetrash

    ” Bottom line is the Colts should be favored by Vegas in this game. ”

    Speaking for Patriots fans everywhere, we couldn’t agree more. Let’s hope they’re favored by double digits. Patriots fans consider the Colts to be the gift that keeps on giving. It’s like a Christmas bonus that shows up at your door every year .
    .

  40. On paper the Colts are better. I didn’t say they would win but I think Pats fans are a little overconfident. Brady is pushing 40, their defense is average, Gronk is the only player on that team that scares anyone, and although you guys think Edleman is a top 5 we, he isn’t even top 10 in reality.

  41. Luck just wants to get to the super bowl. Home field advantage is important, so Luck isn’t going to disrespect any team on the schedule by circling only one game. Luck is circling every game. I doubt if the Patriots are going to be in the championship game this year, but if they are, it would be nice to play it in Indy. Too many fumbled punts and dropped passes last time, or Colts would have put a whoopin on the Pats. This is the year of Andrew Luck. Maybe the next ten years.

  42. On paper the Colts are better. I didn’t say they would win but I think Pats fans are a little overconfident. Brady is pushing 40, their defense is average, Gronk is the only player on that team that scares anyone, and although you guys think Edleman is a top 5 we, he isn’t even top 10 in reality.
    ———————————————————
    Ok I’ll bite.
    On paper the front 7 for the Pats is scary. Maybe the best LB core in the game. Last time BB had that to play with…right 86 Giants. Yes the DB core is unproven and is not Revis and Browner. But really what did that get them in the end? Did that secure the win in the SB? Nope. The key is the QB, not the WR. I think Bill is finally putting together an attacking defense.
    If you think Brady does not scare other players you are out of your mind. Maybe you are right, I’ve been hearing this same drivel since ’02. The reality is Brady torches defenses. A step slow, less accurate..whatever. At 37 he still looked better than 30 other QB in the game, and won more too.
    Gronk- best TE to play the game ever. Yes I said it. Ever. He is redefining the position.
    You are right Edelman, and co. individually don’t scare anyone. But when you combine small shifty guys with the fastest release in the NFL…they become nightmareish. There is a reason over the years that the Pats have gravitated to these guys. They fit the offense.
    As for Pats v. Colts — i guess ‘prove it’ comes to mind. Has post- Manning Colts beat the Pats yet? Have they even slowed down Brady and the overrated Edelman, and boogyman Gronk?
    Add in the deflate baloney…pissed off Brady goes for the jugular. He is all smiles and polite, a good example is 2007 where he decided to take it out on well, the league.

  43. naff34 says:
    Jul 7, 2015 9:40 AM
    i remember my first 4th place banner.

    losers.

    ————

    Was it in a capitalization and run-on sentence competition involving you and three other people?

  44. fearthehoody says:
    Jul 7, 2015 9:22 PM

    As a Pats fan, I actually respect Andrew Luck. He is fun to watch. The owner / organization on the other hand, are a joke
    __________________________________

    Let’s see….
    Caught cheating not once but twice
    Player commits murder while on the active roster
    Owner in some strange acting video with his lady

    Keep judging….the Pats are perfect, right?

  45. “I’m sick of it, huddle up and run it again Brady”

    “Just do your job!”

    “We’re on to Cincinatti”

  46. October 18th is the actual date for the Pats v.s Colts rematch there in Indianaoplace. In the meantime there is business to be concluded with the league and a pending decision to be heard from on high there at 345. Of course there is that and a potential appeal for any general absolution to be gained in Federal Court… Ewww that could be good..

    Since this is a Toll road I am guessing the NFL would dearly like to avoid, the pending decision since 6/23/15 is paramount to the whole house of cards; the Million Dollar fine, the loss of two draft choices and the QB 12’s four game suspension and of course a boatload of credibility for the N.F.L ruling class…

    I wonder if fans can even fathom just how much football is being played right this very minute off the field in the boardroom before the presumable blood match of 10/18/15….Pats by 20…at least.

    The Irsay, Grigson and Goodell/Wells created drama based on a “probably” might very well be the defining last moment there at the Theater of the Absurd….

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