Dave Calabro's Colts playoffs blog

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Hey fans, Do you need more drama and subplots for tonight's Game, we can help!

The weather is turning on the east coast. We have a strong wind advisory for Foxboro with gusts up to 50 miles an hour possible this evening! The forecasters are calling for a 90 percent chance of rain!

That means the running game becomes even more important.

New England has the 9th ranked rushing attack with LaGarrett Blount and Steven Ridley leading the way. The Pats average 130 yards a game.

What about the Colts running game?

Let's just say it's a work in progress. I saw Donald Brown going to dinner with Andrew Luck last night. Let's hope Luck bought him a giant steak because Andrew will need his help.

Trent Richardson is due for a breakout game and this would be the perfect moment for it.

The conditions favor the Patriots, but the cardiac Colts have proven everyone wrong so many times this year!

I am still sticking with the Colts to win by 3,

These guys seem to have that special bond to do accomplish anything!

Bring on the rain and excuse my bad hair tonight on TV!

Life is rough!

Welcome to Foxborough, where the Colts try to keep their magical playoffs ride alive!

Just like the Colts, the Patriots have battled through many key injuries to reach the AFC Divisional playoffs. New England is still Tom Brady's team, but now he has a running game to complement his passing attack.

So which Colts defense will show up? Indy is 26th against the run.

In five games this season, they gave up at least 33 points. The Colts also had five games when they held the opponent to under 10 points.

On offense, it's all about giving Andrew Luck protection. He was sacked 32 times this year and the Patriots are dangerous on the corners.

I have covered the Colts since 1992, and this team has a special feel to it!

I'll take the Colts to win a close one Saturday night and we will see you in Denver next week!

I am off for some chowdah! See you on Eyewitness News at 5:00 and 6:00 pm!

- Dave Calabro
WTHR sports director