2. Gardner Minshew Throws 3+ TDs
Gardner Minshew is far from a quarterback who strikes fear into his opponents. With a 10-19 career record as a starter, there's been plenty of losing plays made whenever the journeyman is under center.
Despite his faults, though, Minshew's gunslinger mentality always opens up the door for an impressive performance. Considering the issues going on in New England's secondary right now, this game is ripe for Minshew's best of 2023.
The backup has thrown at least one touchdown pass in each of his past four games as he settles in as Indy's QB1 following Anthony Richardson's injury. He's even got a pair of 2-TD performances in two of his last three outings, showing some clear chemistry being built with his receivers.
Indianapolis is content with letting Minshew let the ball rip as well. He's averaging 36.3 attempts over his past four games despite throwing 5 INTs during that same stretch, showing the high-risk, high-reward play he's become known for.
This hampered Pats secondary, which is missing top guys and will now be without the demoted J.C. Jackson, is the kind of mess Minshew could do some serious damage against. Top wideouts Michael Pittman Jr. and Josh Downs shouldn't have any major troubles getting open against this group, and I think Minshew goes off for a season-high three passing TDs as a result of this matchup.