INDIANAPOLIS - Chuck Pagano came to Indianapolis making the case for a robust defence. Nike Air Max Aanbieding .Now the Colts coach has the proof he needs to demonstrate its working.The stats have improved, the game tapes look better and a suddenly stout defence is one of the major reasons the Colts are playing for their third AFC title Sunday at New England.Were playing better run defence now than we ever have, Pagano said Monday after shutting down Denver 24-13 in an AFC divisional-round win one day earlier.Weve got to prepare the same way we prepared last week. Weve got to do a better job because if were not able to stop the run, were not going to have a chance.Until Pagano arrived three years ago, it was a mantra that rang hollow.But evidence shows thats not the case anymore.In 2013, Indianapolis allowed 125.1 yards rushing per game, 26th in the league. This season, they trimmed that number to 113.4 yards and jumped to No. 18.In the playoffs, the Colts have been even better. Against two of the hottest backs in the league, Cincinnatis Jeremy Hill and Denvers C.J. Anderson, the Colts allowed a meagre 198 yards rushing in two games. The per-game average of 99.0 yards is the lowest among the four teams still playing on championship weekend.Indys pass defence has been even stingier.On Sunday, the Colts secondary challenged Peyton Manning with press coverage. Manning finished 26 of 46 for 211 yards with one touchdown and lost a fumble.We disguised a lot and we ran to the ball. As a group, we didnt stop, safety Mike Adams said. We did great things and we didnt let the ball over our head. The corners did a great job. We really shut down the deep balls.How did the Colts make such a dramatic shift in just three years? By getting bigger and stronger up front.In 2012, Indy started the conversion by signing free agent defensive end Cory Redding, drafting rookie defensive tackle Josh Chapman, moving Robert Mathis to outside linebacker and adding inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman from the CFL.General manager Ryan Grigson then traded a second-round pick to Miami for cornerback Vontae Davis, who has blossomed into a Pro Bowler.In 2013, Grigson continued to follow the long-range plan by singing defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois, safety LaRon Landry, cornerback Greg Toler and outside linebacker Erik Walden in free agency and taking outside linebacker Bjoern Werner in the first round of the draft. All five are starters.Last summer, Grigson added three more starters in free agency — inside linebacker DQwell Jackson, defensive tackle Arthur Jones and safety Mike Adams — and found a budding pass rusher in outside linebacker Jonathan Newsome, a fifth-round draft pick.Pagano likes the results.Getting Art back and healthy, hes playing at a high level right now. Everybodys doing their job, Pagano said. The execution is really good. Guys are getting off blocks. Were tackling, were tackling better. Were not giving up the long (plays), we had a couple get out on us yesterday, but not giving up big plays.Being better still might not be good enough this weekend, though.The AFC South champs face Tom Brady on his home turf, where he is 13-3 in the post-season and 3-0 against Indy thanks in large part to a formula the Colts havent yet figured out.Last year, LeGarrette Blount piled up 166 yards rushing and four touchdowns in a 43-22 divisional-round rout. In November, the Patriots got a career-high 201 yards and four more touchdowns from unheralded running back Jonas Gray in a 42-20 victory.This time might not be the same.I think, like most good teams do as the season progresses, they just continue to get better, Patriots offensive co-ordinator Josh McDaniels said. Theyre very aggressive with, not only pressuring, but also man-to-man coverage. Theyll get up there and play tight and jam and disrupt the passing game that way. And its a physical group.The Colts, of course, will focus on stopping the run first this weekend.That mission could be complicated by Bradys efficiency and the matchup problem theyll have against tight end Rob Gronkowski.But the Colts see this game in simpler terms. One more win in a hostile venue will give them a trip to the Super Bowl.Stats and all the other stuff doesnt matter, Redding said. The only stat that matters is a W or an L. So right now our main focus is to prepare the best way we know how, get the game plan and go into Foxborough (Massachusetts), try to execute it to a T and get the W.___Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Nike Air Max Belgie Kopen . The game marks the rare occasion when two homegrown running backs, Jon Cornish of the Calgary Stampeders and Andrew Harris of the B.C. Lions, will start in the West Divisions battle for a Grey Cup berth. Nike Air Max Belgie . You can listen to the game live on TSN Radio 690 in Montreal or on TSN.ca/Montreal. Also, TSN.ca features live streaming of the post-game news conferences from the Bell Centre. The Rangers grabbed a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference Final after Sundays 3-2 overtime victory against the visiting Habs. http://www.airmaxbelgie.be/ . Louis and Ryan Kesler have demanded to be traded.The Winnipeg Jets host the Dallas Stars in a 7:00ct face off tonight at MTS Centre. The Jets (30-29-9) have 69 points and trail the Stars (32-23-11) by six points for a Western Conference Wild Card playoff spot. Dallas has two games in hand on Winnipeg. Due to a lower-body injury sustained by Ondrej Pavelec Friday night vs the Rangers, Al Montoya will start in goal. Its Montoya 17th start of the season. Michael Hutchinson, who was recalled from AHL St. Johns will be the back up goalie. This is the second NHL regular season game Hutchinson will dress for. His first was March 4, 2012 when he backed up current Stars starting goalie Tim Thomas with the Boston Bruins against the New York Rangers. Patrice Cormier is also up from the IceCaps. He has played three games with the Jets this season. Jets Projected Lines: Ladd-Little-FrolikByfuglien-Jokinen-WheelerKane-ODell-SetoguchiTangradi-Cormier-Peluso Bogosian-EnstromStuart-TroubaPardy-Ellerby Bryan Little is on a four-game point streak (one goal and four assists). 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Following tonights game, the Jets will fly to St. Louis and play the Blues tomorrow night at 7:00ct (TSN 1290 & TSN Jets). 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