FOXBOROUGH, MASS. (AP)
The New England Patriots are without starting guards Logan Mankins and
Dan Connolly against the Indianapolis Colts.
Mankins missed Sunday's game with calf and ankle injuries, while
Connolly has a back problem.
Tight end Aaron Hernandez is missing his sixth game, and third
straight, with an injured right ankle and safety Patrick Chung is
inactive for the fourth straight game with hamstring and shoulder
problems. Tight end Daniel Fells and defensive linemen Jake Bequette
and Justin Francis also are inactive.
For the Colts, linebacker Robert Mathis returns after missing his last
game with a back injury. Inactive for Indianapolis are tight end Coby Fleener, cornerback Vontae Davis, linebacker Mario Harvey, offensive
tackles Bradley Sowell and Tony Hills and nose tackles Josh Chapman and
The Patriots have two key players on the mend who may be back for their showdown Monday night vs the…