NFL Power Points: Collision Course

The irresistible Colts offense might run into an immovable object known as the Patriots' defense.

Updated: January 14, 2004, 12:31 PM ET
By By Ryan Early | NFL Insider
The divisional round of the playoffs featured four games that all came down to the final play, which was apropos for this parity dominated season. Each week there has been a big shuffling of teams on the Power Points as teams are so closely grouped that almost every contest is up for grabs.

The Colts' offense looks like the irresistible force, plowing through opposing defenses with ease. In two playoff games, they have scored 79 points, gained 227 rushing yards and 686 passing yards, lost just one turnover, punted the ball away zero times, and had just 16 penalty yards. With a kicker now known as Mr. Perfect, a Colts offensive drive will get three points at the very least. That offense has pumped the team's overall rating up 1.7 points into the top overall spot.