Keys To Quick Turnaround For Patriots vs Colts

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BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- The Patriots clobbered the Dolphins in Foxborough Sunday to even their record, and they've had to compress a usual seven-day workweek to four to get ready for tonight's showdown with the Colts at 8:20. Bill Belichick says the toughest part of the turnaround is timing.

"Being ready to play on Thursday night physically is challenging. Just three less days to do it in. Mentally, to have to forget about everything that we worked and studied on for a week, and then in a matter of a few hours turn that around and totally get into the new opponent and the new personnel and all the things that they do," the head coach said. "This is a team that we don't know very well at all. There are very few players on this team that we've played against... So we're starting from scratch."

Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich is only focused on the game at hand, not the team's 1-3 record. "Our goal every week is 1-0," Reich said "It just so happens that it's the New England Patriots."

The Patriots have won seven straight against the Colts by an average of 19 points, and they're favored by 10. Not to mention, Tom Brady's 7-0 on three days rest. 

Notable personnel highlights include the return of receiver Julian Edelman, who hasn't seen the field for a meaningful game since the Super Bowl against Atlanta, and the absence of Colts' star receiver TY Hilton. Rob Gronkowski is expected to play.

WBZ NewsRadio1030's Adam Kaufman reports

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