Both the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts are two of the hottest teams in the NFL right now.They know that they need to keep their foot on the gas and keep their good momentum going to clinch a playoff berth, which is why their clash on Saturday is expected to be one of the most exciting games of the season.Both teams are coming off their BYE week and have had plenty of time to prepare for a defensive-minded, physical matchup.Colts LB Says They Want Mac Jones To Beat ThemMoreover, it seems like the psychological part of the game started a couple of days ago, as Colts linebacker Bobby Okereke stirred the pot by stating that they will dare Mac Jones to beat them with his arm:"I think he's good," Okereke said, pers NBC Sports Boston."He's confident back there. He's got a good command of the offense. But we're really going to try to make the game one-dimensional, see what he can do. We're excited for the challenge."Jones Is Unfazed By Okereke's CommentsEven so, Jones was unbothered by Okereke's comments. Instead, he only said that he'll go out there to do the best job he can and help his team get a win:“No. I mean, everyone has their opinions and my job is to be the best quarterback I can be,” Jones told the media, as quoted by 98.5."And I can do a better job of that every day at practice, so that’s what I can control. Like I said, they have a great defense and there’s great players all around, so everyone’s entitled to their opinion.”“It’s just part of the game. Everyone’s confident,” Jones added. “When you’re in the NFL, both teams have confidence in what they do, and you just have to believe what you know and what you believe in.”Indy's Defense Will Be A Tough ChallengeThe rookie added that the Colts' defense will represent a big challenge for them, as they know how to get stops against the finest offenses in the league:“I think they have a great defense, and they’ve done a lot of different things each game to stop what their opponent does well,” Jones said. “So we just have to be ready to go regardless of the situation. We’ve just got to do what we can do to control what we can control, and that’s just playing well on our side of the ball. We already knew that they have a great defense, so we’re going to expect the expected and realize it’s going to be a good dog fight.”Jones Says His Thumb Is OKThe youngster also shut down all doubts about his injured left thumb, stating that it won't be really that big of a deal:“All the other quarterbacks were wearing gloves, so I wanted to copy them,” Jones jokingly said. “Whether you have a glove on or not, you’ve just got to do what you’re supposed to as a quarterback – play fakes and all that are important. Getting the ball to the right guy. Your left hand’s not super important, but there’s certain things you need to use it for.”The Pats will put their seven-game winning streak on the line against one of the toughest teams in the league, so this will be must-watch television even for non-football fans out there.