The Patriots won the AFC East for the fifth consecutive year, finishing with a 12-4 record and earning the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the playoffs. After a week of rest during the wild-card round, the Patriots now gear up for Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts, who beat the Kansas City Chiefs in their first-round matchup. In Luck’s first career start against New England, the Patriots defeated the Colts, 59-24, on Nov. 18, 2012.
Here are some of the top matchups to watch this weekend in Foxborough as the Patriots try to clinch their third straight trip to the AFC Championship game.