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Patriots meet Colts in Week 15’s Saturday Night Football matchup

There were supposed to be two NFL games on tonight, but COVID moved the Browns-Raiders game to Monday.

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Saturday in week 15 originally had two games on the schedule. In the late afternoon, NFL fans were scheduled to see the Las Vegas Raiders visit the Cleveland Browns, with the matchup between the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts providing a prime time nightcap.

Instead, the spread of COVID-19 through the Browns’ locker room has pushed the league to move that game back to Monday afternoon instead. That leaves just one game on today’s schedule, the New England-Indianapolis matchup that should be an interesting one between two teams fighting for playoff position.

The Patriots entered week 15 in the AFC’s top spot, but after the Kansas City Chiefs’ victory on Thursday night, New England needs a win tonight to match their 10-4 record and stay ahead of them via tiebreaker. The Colts, meanwhile, are currently tied with the Buffalo Bills at 7-6 for the 6th and 7th playoff spots, and a win would move them into a tie with the San Diego Chargers for the 5th seed. A loss, however, would deal a substantial blow to their playoff chances.

Join us this evening for this Saturday night game as we see how the AFC’s seeding continues to take shape.


New England Patriots (9-4) vs. Indianapolis Colts (7-6)


Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, Indiana


Thursday, December 16, 2021
8:15 PM Eastern Time (7:15 PM Central)


TV Broadcast

Channel: NFL Network
Commentators: Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen

Online Streaming

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