The New England Patriots are the only AFC team and one of just two teams in the entire NFL that hasn't lost on the road entering Week 15, and that unbeaten record will be put to the test Saturday night.
The Patriots are coming off their bye week and preparing for a matchup against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.
New England is 6-0 on the road this season. Mac Jones is just the third rookie quarterback ever to start his career with six straight road wins. The team's most recent victory away from Foxboro came on "Monday Night Football" in Week 13. The Patriots beat the rival Buffalo Bills 14-10 on a very windy and rainy night at Highmark Stadium.
They face another tough test on the road this weekend. The Colts have won four of their last five games and boast the third-best point differential in the AFC at plus-88.
Patriots players seem to relish playing on the road this season, though. It's a challenge that gets them fired up. Rookie defensive lineman Christian Barmore certainly feels that way, and he revealed why in his press conference Tuesday.
"Me, I love playing on the road. I love being the enemy," Barmore said. "I love when we go to somebody's house and do our thing. I love playing on the road, and my guys do too.
The Patriots enter Saturday's game against the Colts as the first-place team in the AFC East and the conference's No. 1 seed. They have little margin for error atop the AFC standings, though, and likely would lose the the top seed if the Colts beat them.
Luckily for the Patriots, they have owned the Colts over the last 10-plus years. New England has won eight consecutive games versus Indy, with its most recent loss coming all the way back in November of 2009.