Colts are on a 17-game regular season winning streak, which is tied for 3rd best all time. Only behind who? '03-'04 Patriots with 18 and '06-'08 Patriots with 21 straight.
Obviously since the Colts choked in the playoffs again last year they only have an 8-game winning streak overall going, but I think this might provide a tiny bit of extra effort by the Pats - Playing for pride. They certainly don't want anyone tying/breaking any record they have if they can do anything about it.
Not saying that this will get the Patriots jacked up to play or anything. But I thought it was an interesting little fact coming into the game.