The Patriots will win this week. Here are the things I believe the Patriots must do in order to win. DEFENSE 1. The Pats defensive front 3 need to get good, consistent pressure. This will allow the Pats to cover with 8 men (always a plus), and it will allow their blitz schemes to be more exotic. If they don't get pressure, the Pats will either have to bring a linebacker or allow Manning plenty of time to pass. Neither is ideal. When the front 3 are getting good pressure, the Pats can line up Vrabel or Colvin down on the line. If there has not been pressure all day, Manning will be able to read and react to the linebacker's post-snap movements. If there has been pressure, Manning will be forced into making a quicker throw. This could end up in costly interceptions (see AT's INT return for a TD earlier this season). 2. Knock the Colts' recievers off their routes. This is a key every time the Patriots play the Colts. So much of their offense is based on timing and rythm. Not to mention, delaying those recievers for .5 seconds can help make a sack happen when Peyton needs to wait for his reciever to get open. 3. Account for Dallas Clark. We have done a good job against Jason Whitten and Antonio Gates. I don't think he will be much of a problem. We don't have a flu-ridden injured team on the field this year. OFFENSE 1. Wear out the Indy D-Line with quick passes, screens, and long drives. Pass rushes can be slowed down with plays that, when executed properly, do not give the D-Lineman a chance in hell of getting to the ball. When a player tires, their play gets sloppy. They overpursue and don't generate as much power. Can the D-Line go full speed for 70 plays on Sunday? We'll see. 2. Chew up the clock. Peyton is great at wearing out defenses. In order to keep him from doing this, you need to keep him off the field. Complete passes (which Brady excels at) and running plays that keep the clock moving keep the T.O.P in our favor. This usually pays off most at the end of a game when our defense is still fresh (unlike last January). 3. Get the radio guy to say this: "Handoff to Maroney, nowhere to run. Wait! Tosses the ball back to Brady. Looking. Looking. Steps up and launches the ball to Moss. Moss is single covered. Moss catches the ball between his toes in the end zone!!! Pats are up 6-0 on the first play of the game!!!"