It’s a big weekend in the NFL

Colts-Pats game highlights Super Sunday

The Indianapolis Colts face the New England Patriots on Sunday night, highlighting a weekend that also includes Philadelphia at Green Bay and Detroit at Arizona.

The Colts are 6-3 and coming off a bye week. The Colts-Patriots rivalry is one of the best in the league.

New England quarterback Tom Brady shares his thoughts about the Colts offense and about Andrew Luck’s success.

“He’s a great player. He’s in his third year, and he’s had a lot of success,” Brady said. “Their offense is doing a great job this year. They score a lot of points, especially at home, and he’s kind of the ring leader. He does a lot of things I wish I could do. He’s big, fast, shrugs off blockers. He makes a lot of extended plays. He’s a great passer. I think they’ve thrown for more yards at this point in the year than any other team in history, so I guess that speaks to what they’re doing offensively.

” It’s a big challenge for our defense. We’re going to have to score a lot. When you play another great offense, you’re going to have to put up a lot of points, similar to our last game. We realize we have a big job, too. You’re right, my focus is on other side of the ball, but you also know you’re not going to be able to score 13 points and win the game.

Patriots coach Bill Belicheck talks about how difficult the Colts offense will be and how much there defense needs to be prepared for Sunday.

“They do a lot of different things defensively,” he said on this week. “They give you different looks — man, zone, blitz man, blitz zone, bring different combinations of people. Recognizing what they’re doing, it’s hard to do it before the snap because they do a good job of disguising, but at least recognizing it after the snap, make sure we get all the people blocked in the running game and the passing game with the different movement schemes that they have.

” They just keep it moving. They don’t do the same thing for very long. They’re on to something else, so you really have to have your eyes open and have a good, sound plan to handle a lot of different things really in all situations but particularly on third down. They do it on all downs.”

The game kicks off at 8:30 p.m. Sunday.