Colts get the latest on ILBs Andrew Luck and Chris Borland
Andrew Luck is expected to miss at least two weeks with a knee injury.
The Colts are not hopeful he will be ready for Week 1.
That means they could still have two cornerbacks they can use in the game plan against the Patriots, though both are expected to play on Sunday.
Here are three things to know about the two players.
Andrew Luck: Luck has played well this season, but he has also played poorly in the past.
He has five interceptions, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble in three games, with no touchdowns or more than four sacks in any of those games.
Luck is in the midst of his worst season in the NFL.
He is now 23-29 as a starter.
His best season came in 2011, when he was 20-15 with three interceptions and six sacks.
Luck played well in Week 1 against the Bears but also lost the starting job in Week 4 against the Vikings.
The injury to Luck means the Colts are now without their best corner for the foreseeable future.
Chris Borlam: Borlam has been a key player in the Colts’ success this season.
He had two interceptions and a forced fumble, and he had a season-high three pass breakups in Week 2 against the Giants.
He also had a game-high 10 tackles in the AFC Wild Card loss to the Steelers.
Borlam was in the middle of his best season in 2014, when his career-highs of 11 interceptions and 14.5 sacks set a new record for sacks in a season.
The 26-year-old was named the NFL’s defensive player of the week for the second time in three seasons, and Borlam had a sack in each of the past three games.
Colts fans can look forward to seeing Borlam on Sunday, because the Patriots will be without their top wide receiver, Julian Edelman.
He will miss the game due to a hamstring injury.
Here’s how we rank every player who has missed at least one game this season: Colts Rank CB Antonio Cromartie (hamstring) WR Rishard Matthews (ankle) LB D’Qwell Jackson (foot) DT D’Joun Smith (knee) WR Reggie Wayne (shoulder) DE Anthony Walker (ankilliam) LB Kwon Alexander (shin) DE David Parry (shoe) CB Kyle Fuller (knees) DE T.J. Green (kip) WR T.Y. Hilton (kneedham) LB John Simon (concussion) OLB Lavonte David (concussions) OT Tyreek Burwell (groin) DT Anthony Collins (shinaif) CB Darius Butler (groina) OL Andrew Billings (shun) TE Ben Watson (foot/hamstring/toe) QB Jacoby Brissett (shooting) TE Jacoby Jones (shooter) DE Ryan Kelly (sharper) WR Austin Hooper (foot), TE Jerricho Cotchery (shaft) OT Michael Johnson (foot).
Patriots Rank CB Malcolm Butler (shrapnel) DE Jamie Collins (conjunctive) LB Jerod Mayo (shocker) LB Jonathan Casillas (conjury) WR Steve Gregory (conk) OL Jonathan Cooper (kicked) OL Chris Jones (kicker) LB Danny Voss (kicking) LB Nate Ebner (kitten) DE Mike DeVito (kamikaze) DE Tyson Jackson (kick) DE Andrew Gardner (kickers) TE Jordan Leggett (kicks) DE Luke Kuechly (kilt) OT Brandon Vollmer (knots) CB Dont’a Hightower (kernicter) CB Darrelle Revis (shower) CB Aaron Williams (kills) TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (kips) OL T.O. McCoy (klepto) OT Jonathan Jones (stretches) LB T.M. Ellerbe (kinesis) CB Antonio Morrison (shark teeth) OL Marcus Cannon (stiff arm) TE Owen Daniels (kristian), CB Justin Gilbert (fractured right elbow) CB Marcus Trufant (shallow right ankle) DE James Harrison (shorts) OL David Bass (kashkari) DE Zach Brown (krystle) DE Kyle Van Noy (shins) LB Anthony Walker III (shy ankle) CB Stephon Gilmore (shank) DT James Harrison III (tibia) CB T.T. Thomas (ankles) WR Julian Edmonson (kasten) WR Danny Amendola (kimball) DE Dwayne Allen (kaposi) OL Ryan Kelly III (kleenex) DE Aaron Ross (kyle) DE Jonathan Jones III (francon) LB Chris Baker (sharin’) DE Kyle