Patriots fans probably don’t require the reminder, but let’s offer it just in case you’re still checking that outdated magnet schedule stuck to your refrigerator. On Nov. 5, Sunday’s game against the Colts was flexed from its original 1 p.m. start to 4:25 p.m., and with good reason. Indianapolis, led by No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck, has emerged as one of the surprises of the season and will enter the game with the same 6-3 record as the Patriots.
“The whole thing has a lot to offer,’’ said Jim Nantz, who along with analyst Phil Simms will call the game for CBS. “The Colts are gaining momentum. That locker room appearance by Chuck Pagano [the head coach who took a leave of absence in September when he was diagnosed with leukemia; he is now in remission] a couple of weeks ago was very heartfelt, and with the win streak they’re on right now, having won four in a row, and if the playoffs were this weekend, this would be a matchup.