Fans can watch the Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots live online and see the rebirth of one of the decade’s biggest NFL playoffs rivalries.
The game is set to kickoff at 8:15 pm from Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. It is being broadcast by CBS.
The game is part of an first-ever effort to offer all NFL playoff games streaming live online. Fans who want to watch the Philadelphia Eagles vs. New Orleans Saints live online using mobile devices can get the games through the NFL Mobile App, available through Verizon.
The Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots game will reignite one of the fiercest rivalries over the course of the past decade. The teams met in 10 straight regular seasons before this season. They have met in the playoffs three times during that stretch, with the winner going on to win the Super Bowl each time.
New England took the last meeting, crushing the Colts 59-24 on November 18, 2012.
“I don’t want to dwell too much on last year,” said Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. “They do a great job of forcing turnovers, getting to the quarterback. We know it’s going to be a dogfight.”
The Colts are coming off one of the biggest comebacks of all time, storming back from 28 points down in the second half to score a 45-44 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. After throwing three interceptions early to put the Colts into a hole, Luck responded strongly, ending with four touchdowns and 443 yards.
The comeback certainly got the attention of the New England Patriots.
“It was a tremendous performance coming back in the second half,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said. “They did a really good job in all three areas of the game. This is a team that’s well coached, that’s had a real good season. They beat some of the best teams in the league, in both the AFC and the NFC. They’ve just been impressive.”
But fans who watch the Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots live online will see is a vastly different Patriots team than the one that dominated last year. After losing Aaron Hernandez, Wes Welker, and now Rob Gronkowski to injury, Brady and the Patriots have managed by incorporating a committee of running backs. Stevan Ridley and LeGarrette Blount have combined for 1,545 yards and 14 scores, while Brandon Bolden and Shane Vereen have also had success running the ball.
“It’s a heck of a challenge,” Colts coach Chuck Pagano said. “What LeGarrette is doing and Ridley and certainly with Shane coming in, and Bolden is no slouch. I mean, they’ve got a stable of guys that are all more than capable.”
Fans who want to watch the Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots live online can click here and then select the Watch Online tab at the top of of the page. They can also watch on the NFL Mobile App, available through Verizon.