Former Patriots kicker Adam Vinatieri returns to his old stadium, where he hasn't kicked a field goal since 2006.
Although Patriots replacement-kicker Shayne Graham had a good game kicking field goals against the Steelers, I'm not ready to give him a pass just yet. He missed a PAT attempt and he's been known to be inconsistent at times.
Brandon Tate hasn't returned a kickoff for a touchdown in quite some time, but I'd say he's due. He had a great 35-yard return against the Steelers on Sunday in which he almost broke free from the second wave.
There may not be a better team for him to get back on track against than the Colts, a unit that has been subpar on special teams for years.
But is that still the case? The Patriots and Colts have eerily similar numbers against kick returners, as the Pats allow an average of 24.3 yards per return against the Colts' average of 24.4, both below league-average.
The difference? The Patriots have allowed a touchdown (to Bills kick returner CJ Spiller in Week 3), and the Colts haven't.
The eerie similarities continue. Colts punter Pat McAfee averages 43.1 yards per punt with a long of 66, while Patriots punter Zoltan Mesko averages 43 yards per punt with a long of 65.