I know some look at the Indy-Pats point differential and think it shows the teams to be fairly even given the Colts' somewhat tougher schedule. The Pats average game is a 41-16 win and the Colts average game is a 32-15 win. OK, not THAT close I guess but given the schedules it's kind of close enough. However. Point differential is difficult to work with given that no team has ever had halftime leads like the Patriots. It totally changes games in so many ways. So I looked at first half point differential. Not because the second half doesn't matter but our numbers in the second half are totally irrelevant. At halftime, the Patriots average game is a 22-6 lead. At halftime, the Colts average game is a 14-8 lead. On average, a 10 point halftime point differential; which is more meaningful to me than game ending stats given that the Patriots could probably score almost at will in second halves if the needed/wanted to.