The Colts have gotten terrific contributions from former CFL standout Jerrell Freeman, but other backups haven't been as successful.
The Patriots have had no problem putting up points, but when the defense needed to make stops on Sunday because of Tom Brady's interceptions, they couldn't get the job done.
Keeping Chargers All-Pro TE Antonio Gates in check will be a big challenge for the Patriots' defense.
The Patriots elected to stick with the youngsters on their roster, Josh Barrett and Sergio Brown, instead of adding a veteran safety.
There was little question as to who was the Patriots' offensive player of the game in the season opener. Tom Brady's record-breaking night stole the show.
The Patriots are 6-1, even with one of the league's worst defenses. How much longer can they keep winning games like this?
Patriots SS Patrick Chung, who suffered a knee injury in Week Seven's win over the Chargers, will be inactive for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Here is a sampling of quotes from Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. All quotes are taken from transcripts provided by the Patriots:
Undrafted rookie S Sergio Brown takes home defensive player of the week honors for the Patriots in his first career game.
The Patriots signed safety Sergio Brown to the 53-man roster from the practice squad today and released RB Thomas Clayton.