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Thursday Night Football open thread: Colts vs. Patriots

The rivalry renewed? Yeah, probably not.

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Indianapolis Colts v New England Patriots Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Colts vs. Patriots used to mean something. Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady. A preview of the eventual AFC Championship game. A battle between two franchises at the top of the league and if they weren’t in the same conference, they’d probably face each other in the Super Bowl.

But injuries and disappointing play has left Andrew Luck much short of expectations as Manning’s predecessor. Meanwhile, the Patriots are continuing to hum along looking for their next AFC rival (Jaguars?).

That being said, we may be in for some sort of revival this year. Luck is finally healthy, he’s throwing the ball a ton, and while the Colts are off to an overall disappointing 1-3 start, there’s at least a little hope that their franchise quarterback will bring them back to relevancy.

The Patriots aren’t exactly world beaters right now, either. At 2-2, they aren’t even leading their division, which is something you’ve barely ever been able to say outside of the preseason.

So let’s watch together as either this rivalry is reignited or Luck gets humbled. Here’s how to watch.

Game Time: 8:20 PM ET on Thursday October 4, 2018
Location - Gillette Stadium—Foxboro, MA
TV Channel - Fox and NFL Network - Joe Buck (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (color), Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink (sideline)
Streaming - Amazon Prime, Twitch.TV