Devin McCourty is getting tips on playing Indy from his twin brother

Earlier this week, the Colts made a surprise move bringing aboard former Patriots Deion Branch, who is 34 and has not played a snap this year. Many speculated the move was made so the team could get some inside information on Tom Brady and the prolific Patriots offeense from someone who has experienced it first hand for many years.

The Colts aren't the only ones seeking advice from outside sources. In the days leading up to Saturday nights divisional round match-up, Patriots star safety Devin McCourty has been receiving tips from his twin brother Jason, who is a fifth-year cornerback playing for the Titans, who play the Colts twice every year. Yesterday, Devin spoke about the advice he has been getting from his brother (Quote from

"You understand more about them than I understand just from a personnel standpoint," Devin said. "He sends me everything he has and I texted him before and said, ‘Whenever you have time, send me over the Colts notes,’ and he sent them to me. I have some good things in there and some things we already knew."

McCourty, who has been the most consistent member of the team's secondary this year, will be faced with the tough task of attempting to defend Indy's T.Y Hilton, who torched the Chief's secondary last week for 13 catches, 224 yards, and 2 touchdowns, statistically one of the best games by a receiver ever.

While one of New England's corners will match up with Hilton on the line, McCourty have to keep a close eye on him all game to make sure he does not get behind the defense. The tandem of Hilton and Andrew Luck, who is establishing himself as one of the league's elite quarterbacks, will be one of the toughest tests of the season for the Patriots defense, which started the year strong and faded as season progressed and the injuries piled up.

McCourty, a defensive captain, is going to have to step-up in a big way Saturday night. Hopefully the insider information he is getting from his twin will stay fresh in his head when he steps on the field.