Colts at Patriots
If Tom Brady’s DeflateGate suspension had not been shot down in a federal court — you might have heard about that — this would have been his first game of the season. Instead, it is Andrew Luck’s availability, or lack thereof, that’s a major story line, as the Indy QB has missed the past two games and may sit this one out with a shoulder injury. New England lost left tackle Nate Solder for the season to a torn biceps.
Ahmad Bradshaw is 29, which sounds ancient for an RB until you consider that Frank Gore is 32. Now Bradshaw is the young pup nipping at Gore’s heels, having been signed by the Colts this week after proving that the leg he broke last November is fully healed. Bradshaw was a useful player for Indy the past couple of seasons, averaging 4.7 yards per carry, and he might turn into a useful flex play in PPR leagues.