I can't agree with you more, I think the Patriots finally take it to the Colts this year and end their losing streak now that we're back in Foxborough.
Also, you're right, everybody wants to make excuses as to why the Patriots are winning... "oh this guy is hurt and this guy is a rookie". The Patriots are starting 24 players this year that are only in their 1st or 2nd season as a pro... hell our starting corner Devin McCourty is a ROOKIE! If and when the Patriots beat the Colts, everybody will come out in defense of the golden boy Peyton Manning and talk about how the Patriots just got lucky because Manning didn't have Clark to throw to, and Bob Sanders wasn't in the game or whatever. Other than Tom Brady and Vince Wilfork, the Patriots might as well be fielding an MF'n college team every Sunday. Go Pats!