hi-res-6810594_crop_northBad news for the New England Patriots today, as the defense was hit with a huge blow when they placed linebacker Brandon Spikes on the season-ending injured reserve list, effectively leaving him out for the rest of the 2014 NFL Playoffs before it even began for him.

The Patriots' official website made the announcement today, as the team will host the Indianapolis Colts in the Divisional Round of the postseason.

Spikes had been dealing with knee problems all season, but it wasn't expected something like this would occur. Now, it happens at the most crucial time for this team.

New England enters this week's game with key players like Vince Wilfork, Jerod Mayo and now Spikes sitting on the bench watching.

We'll see how the Pats defense performs against Andrew Luck's red-hot Colts offense this weekend.


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