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BOSTON (CBS) — With an unbelievable 28-point comeback on Saturday afternoon, the Colts kept alive their season by beating Kansas City. In doing so, they earned a not-always-enviable trip to Gillette Stadium, where they’ll face the well-rested New England Patriots on Saturday night.

In the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era, the Patriots are 11-3 at home in the postseason, though those three losses have come relatively recently in 2009, 2010 and 2012. The odds may well be stacked against Andrew Luck and Co. in their quest to escape Foxboro with a victory, but here’s a closer look at just how these two teams match up in terms of their regular-season stats and common opponents.

Offense

Passing Offense
Patriots: 255.4 yards per game, 10th in NFL
Colts: 232.8 yards per game, 17th in NFL

Rushing Offense
Patriots: 129.1 yards per game, 9th in NFL
Colts: 108.9 yards per game, 21st in NFL

Scoring
Patriots: 27.8 points per game, 3rd in NFL
Colts: 24.4 points per game, 14th in NFL

Defense

Passing Defense
Patriots: 239 yards per game, 18th in NFL
Colts: 231.9 yards per game, 13th

Rushing Defense
Patriots: 134.1 yards per game, 30th in NFL
Colts: 125.1 yards per game, 25th in NFL

Scoring
Patriots: 21.1 points allowed per game, 10th in NFL
Colts: 21 points allowed per game, 9th in NFL

Turnover Differential
Patriots: +9, 8th in NFL
Colts: +13, 3rd in NFL

Statistical Leaders

Quarterback
Patriots:
Tom Brady — 380-for-628 (60.5 percent), 4,343 yards, 25 TDs, 11 INTs
Colts:
Andrew Luck — 343-for-570 (60.2 percent), 3,822 yards, 23 TDs, 9 INTs, 377 rushing yards, 4 rushing TDs

Leading Receiver
Patriots: Julian Edelman — 105 receptions, 1,056 yards, 6 TDs
Colts: T.Y. Hilton — 82 receptions, 1,083 yards, 5 TDs

Leading Rushers
Patriots:
Stevan Ridley — 178 carries, 773 yards, 7 TDs
LeGarrette Blount — 153 carries, 772 yards, 7 TDs

Colts:
Donald Brown — 102 carries, 537 yards, 6 TDs
Trent Richardson — 157 carries, 458 yards, 3 TDs

Sack Leaders
Patriots:
Chandler Jones, 11.5
Rob Ninkovich, 8
Chris Jones, 6

Colts:
Robert Mathis, 19.5
Jerrell Freeman, 5.5
Cory Redding, 4.5

Interception Leaders
Patriots:
Logan Ryan, 5
Aqib Talib, 4

Colts:
Darius Butler, 4
Cassius Vaughn, 3

Common Opponents

Miami Dolphins
Patriots: 27-17 WIN at home, 24-20 LOSS at Miami
Colts: 24-20 LOSS at home

Denver Broncos
Patriots: 34-31 overtime WIN at home
Colts: 39-33 WIN at home

Houston Texans
Patriots: 34-31 WIN at Houston
Colts: 27-24 WIN at Houston, 25-3 WIN at home

Cincinnati Bengals
Patriots: 13-6 LOSS at Cincy
Colts: 42-28 LOSS at Cincy

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