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In the 1993 movie Groundhog Day, the lead character Phil(played by Bill Murray) finds himself reliving the same day over and over and over again.

No matter what he tries to do to break the cycle, he inevitably finds himself waking up to Sonny and Cher's "I got you babe" once again.

The Indianapolis Colts can relate to poor Phil. They continually find themselves in this causality loop with the New England Patriots. Each game plays out the same way. The Patriots come in and run the ball hard and rack up over a 150 yards and at least 3 touchdowns. That opens up the play action game that leads to big gains and then Andrew Luck throws a couple of bad interceptions. With the Patriots putting up at least 40 points.

Its like clockwork.

The Colts aren't oblivious to this fact, they just can't do anything about it!






How incredibly frustrating it has to be to know exactly what the other team is going to do but not be able to stop it. Of course the Patriots threw in a couple of wrinkles but its was the same basic game plan. Run the ball on offense and double T.Y. Hilton with Kyle Arrington and Devin McCourty and man up the other receivers.

In fact, they executed the game plan even better this time around. In the week 11 game Hilton had over a 100 yards receiving. This time? 1 catch for 36 yards. Week 11 saw Reggie Wayne, Hakeem Nicks and Donte Moncrief all combine for over a 100 yards. Last night, they all combined for 1 catch for 15 yards.



So if the Colts are looking for a prediction for next seasons match up with the Patriots, Phil's words will ring true. It's gonna be cold, it's gonna be grey, and it's gonna last you for the rest of your life.

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