NFL Play-off preview - Colts & Patriots set for another classic

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Colts QB Andrew Luck will face off against the Patriots' Tom Brady tonight 8:15pm ET, with both of them looking to utilize their form receivers. 

Luck threw for 443 yards in his side's crazy 45-44 play-off comeback against the Chiefs. TY Hilton gained over half of those yards, catching 13 balls for 224 yards and two touchdowns.

Speaking to ESPN, Hilton insisted he has to remain focused. "The main thing for me is just to stay focused and don't get frustrated. They're going to roll some coverages my way.

"Sometimes they might single me. Sometimes they may double me, or even have help over the top. But the main thing for me is just not to get frustrated."

The Colts' will be without WR's Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring), and Reggie Wayne is also out for the rest of the season, meaning Hilton needs to have a big day. 

For the Patriots, their wide-out Aaron Dobson has been ruled out with a foot injury. However, Brady can rely upon unlikely hero Julian Edelman. 

This season the diminutive WR, who stands at 5"10, has caught 105 passes for 1,056 yards. Considering his season high receptions in his first four seasons was 37, this has been a breakout year for Edelman.

Brady's favorite targets last year were both tight-ends, but with Rob Gronkowski's injury and Aaron Hernandez's arrest, the three-time Super Bowl winner has turned to Edelman to be his main man - and he will do again on Saturday. 

On the trust Brady has with him, Edelman explained, "It hasn't come overnight. It's been a lot of reps. I learned from a guy [Wes Welker] that had really good chemistry with him."

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