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Patriots vs. Colts through stats-based lens

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — A look at the AFC Championship Game — the new england patriots hosting the Indianapolis Colts — through a stats-based lens (via ESPN Stats & Information):

1. Colts brought blitz vs. Brady. In the Nov. 16 meeting between the teams, Tom Brady faced the blitz on a season-high 53.5 percent of his dropbacks. He was 11-of-16 against the blitz, converting 11 first downs while averaging 11.0 yards per attempt. Brady had the best Total QBR this season (including playoffs) when facing a blitz — 87. more