BOSTON (CBS) –  Former Patriots linebacker Rosevelt Colvin gets the sense that New England fans are taking the Indianapolis Colts too lightly.

Colvin lives in Indianapolis and follows the team closely, so given his familiarity with the team and extensive football knowledge, he understands just how dangerous a team they can be.

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For those reasons, he believes Patriots fans should be on “high alert” for this game Saturday night against the Colts.

“I’ve said all week long it’s definitely not going to be a cakewalk for either team. Patriots fans should be on ‘high alert’ – this team has playmakers on both sides of the ball.”

“Robert Mathis is still there and has followed Brady around for the past five, six and seven years. And on the offensive side of the ball they are managing to make enough plays to win ball games,” Colvin said Friday morning on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich Show.

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With injuries on defense to the run-stopping stalwarts of Vince Wilfork, Jerod Mayo and Brandon Spikes, Rosevelt Colvin says don’t be surprised if the Colts run the ball effectively.

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“If you look at the matchup and the Patriots rush defense, not just because of who they lost but who they put on the field now, it’s a task that is difficult for them.”

“At the beginning of the season the Colts preached they want to have a balanced offense. They didn’t want to put Andrew Luck in a situation where he had to be Tom [Brady], Drew [Brees] or Peyton [Manning] right away early in his career. They would like to run the ball as many times as they can.”

“I think the Patriots defense will see a healthy dose of run plays.”

Rosevelt Colvin does ultimately believe the Patriots will pull it out in the end, but admits it won’t be easy.

Listen below for the full discussion:

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