STADIUM: Frankfurt Stadium
REFEREE: Tra Blake
DATE: Sunday, November 12, 2023
GAME TIME: 9:30 AM ET
NFL Network: Rich Eisen, Jason McCourty, Sara Walsh, Stacey Dales
Westwood One: Bill Rosinski, Mike Mayock
SiriusXM (team name linked to SXM App) IND: 139 or 380 NE: 138 or 228 National: 137 or 227
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY REG. SEASON: NE leads series, 49-29 (won 7 of past 8)
THE LAST TIME: REG. SEASON: 11/6/22: IND 3 at NE 26
HEAD COACHES NOTES:
Shane Steichen vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 0-0 Reg. Season: 4-5 (.444) Postseason: 0-0
Bill Belichick vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 19-1 Reg. Season: 300-159 (.654) Postseason: 31-13 (.705)
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS NOTES:
• COLTS will be playing 2nd reg. season international game in franchise history (2016 in London vs. Jax.).
• QB GARDNER MINSHEW completed 17 of 26 atts. (65.4 pct.) for 127 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs last week. Totaled 343 yards (309 pass, 34 rush) in only career international start (11/3/19 vs. Hou. in London, with Jax.).
• RB JONATHAN TAYLOR led team with 69 scrimmage yards (47 rush, 22 rec.) & had 1st TD catch of season last week. Aims for 5th in row with 65+ scrimmage yards. Has TD in 2 of past 3. Rushed for 170 yards & TD in only career game vs. NE (12/18/21).
• RB ZACK MOSS has 55+ scrimmage yards in 7 of 8 games this season. Has 3 rush TDs in 4 career games vs. NE. Ranks 2nd in NFL with career-best 615 rush yards in 2023.
• WR MICHAEL PITTMAN had 8 catches for 64 yards in Week 9, his 2nd-straight game with 8 catches. Has 50+ rec. yards in 4 of past 5. Has 593 rec. yards in 2023 & is 4th player in franchise history with 500+ rec. yards in each of 1st 4 seasons.
• WR JOSH DOWNS (rookie) has 5+ catches in 4 of past 5 & 70+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3. Ranks 3rd among rookies with 483 rec. yards.
• T BERNHARD RAIMANN is a native of Vienna, Austria & speaks German.
• LB ZAIRE FRANKLIN has 10+ tackles in 7 games this season, most in NFL. Had 6 tackles, 2 TFL & half sack in last meeting. Leads NFL with 102 tackles in 2023.
• LB SHAQUILLE LEAONRD aims for 3rd in row with 10+ tackles. Had 10 tackles, INT & FF in 2021 meeting vs. NE.
• DT DEFOREST BUCKNER had 2 PD, 2 TFL & sack last week. Aims for 3rd in row with sack. Has sack in each of his past 2 vs. NE.
• CB KENNY MOORE had 8 tackles & 2 INT-TDs last week, becoming 1st player in franchise history with 2 INT-TDs in a game. Aims for 7th in row with 6+ tackles.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS NOTES:
• PATRIOTS can become 1st NFL team to win each of their 1st 4 reg. season international games (won in London in 2009 & 2012 & in Mexico City in 2017).
• QB MAC JONES passed for 220 yards & TD last week. Has 200+ pass yards in 3 of past 4. Has 3 TD passes in 2 career starts vs. Ind.
• RB RHAMONDRE STEVENSON led team with season-high 129 scrimmage yards (season-high 87 rush, 42 rec.) & had rush TD last week, 4th-career game with 125+ scrimmage yards. Aims for 5th in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. Rushed for 60 yards & had TD catch in last meeting.
• RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT has 219 scrimmage yards (109.5 per game) in 2 career games vs. Ind., with 90+ scrimmage yards in each game.
• WR JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER set season highs in catches (6) & rec. yards (51) last week. Has 5+ catches & 85+ rec. yards in 3 of 4 career games vs. Ind.
• WR DEVANTE PARKER had 77 rec. yards & TD catch in his last game vs. Ind. (10/3/21 w/ Mia.).
• WR DEMARIO DOUGLAS (rookie) had career-high 55 rec. yards in Week 9 & has 50+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3.
• TE HUNTER HENRY had 3rd TD catch of season last week. Has 50+ rec. yards in each of his 4 career games vs. Ind.
• LB JA’WHAUN BENTLEY had season-high 13 tackles & career-high 2 sacks in Week 9. Aims for 4th in row with 6+ tackles. Had sack in last meeting.
• DT CHRISTIAN BARMORE had 2 PD last week. Has sack in 2 of past 3.
• DE DEATRICH WISE had 2nd sack of season last week.
• S KYLE DUGGER aims for 3rd in row with INT.
• S JABRILL PEPPERS had 2 PD last week & has PD in 3 of past 4.