13) Colts 27, Patriots 17:
— Patriots have their 7-game win streak snapped.
— Colts outrushed New England, 226-81.
— Patriots’ first six drives: 32 plays, 119 yards, no points.
— Patriots’ last four drives: 34 plays, 214 yards, 17 points.
— New England is 5-10 ATS last 15 games with spread of 3 or less.
— Colts won five of their last six games.
— Taylor salted game away with 67-yard TD run with 2:01 left.
— Indy blocked punt for a TD, giving them a 14-0 lead.
— Colts are 7-0 giving up 24 or fewer points, 1-6 if they allow 25+.
12) Before this game, the last time a Colts-Patriots game didn’t have a QB named Manning or Brady was 1997, when Jim Harbaugh played for the Colts, Drew Bledsoe for New England.
EJ Speed scored a TD on a blocked punt; EJ Speed is a tremendous name for a ballplayer, but if you were watching a movie and there was a character named EJ Speed, you might turn it off.
11) Saturday’s college basketball upsets:
— Canisius (+15.5) 65, Buffalo 64
— Hofstra (+12.5) 89, Arkansas 81
— Pitt (+11) 59, St John’s 57
— Providence (+7.5) 57, UConn 53
— Grand Canyon (+5.5) 49, San Francisco 48
10) Grand Canyon 49, San Francisco 48— First loss of the season for the Dons.
9) Western Kentucky 59, Appalachian State 38— App State gained 609 yards, but lost by three TD’s; they turned ball over four times. Hilltoppers threw for 422 yards.
8) UAB 31, BYU 28— Blazers blew 14-0 lead, scored winning TD with 6:17 left to post the upset. UAB converted 9-14 third down plays.
7) Liberty 56, Eastern Michigan 20— Flames were first favorite to win or cover this bowl season; their coach is former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze, who was the high school coach in the movie The Blind Side.
6) Underdogs covered six of the first eight bowl games this season.
5) Not only do the Cleveland Browns have COVID issues, their next three games are all night games, in Cleveland-Green Bay-Pittsburgh. In December. Their trainers will be very busy.
4) Auburn hired Austin Davis as its new offensive coordinator; he had been the Seahawks’ QB coach. Davis was a backup QB in the NFL for seven years; he is 32 years old.
3) Lakers’ star Anthony Davis is out at least four weeks with a sprained MCL.
2) LSU QB Max Johnson was expected to transfer to Florida State, where his dad played, but he is going to Texas A&M instead with his younger brother, a highly-touted tight end prospect.
1) Mets named Buck Showalter their new manager; when a billionaire hedge fund guy buys a franchise, he isn’t going to screw around. Showalter made the playoffs with Arizona and the Orioles; he is a huge upgrade for the Mets.