Patriots Blog: No Matter Where He Lines Up, Hilton Produces For Colts
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BOSTON (CBS) – We covered who the Patriots will have to pay attention to regarding the Colts defense on Tuesday, so now let’s look at their weapons on offense.
Andrew Luck is where it all starts for Indy and the Colts quarterback continued to be a rising star in his second year. Including the playoffs, Luck has led his team to seven career victories after trailing by double digits. He gets the job done with his arm and his legs, makes all the throws and big plays, so the Pats have to be ready for Luck.
T.Y. Hilton is the name that every Patriots fan got to know after watching Wild Card weekend. He’s a fast and explosive receiver, and reminds many of the Patriots of Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeShawn Jackson. Last week, Hilton had 13 catches for 224 yards and two touchdowns against the Chiefs, including the game-winning 64-yard score. The Colts line Hilton up everywhere, and he produces.
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Coby Fleener is Indy’s big tight end. He’s a big target and had 52 catches in his second NFL season. Also from Stanford, Fleener is Luck’s security blanket.
On the ground, the Colts are going to run the ball with Donald Brown. Brown is sneaky tough and fast. He can run the ball and catch the rock out of the backfield. Donald was supposed to be phased out because of the acquisition of Trent Richardson. Instead, Brown has stepped up his game and become the teams go to back.
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