New England keeps finding new ways to beat Indianapolis.
On Sunday night, it was Jonas Gray.
The third-string running back rushed for a career-high 199 yards and a franchise-record four touchdowns to lead the
Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes in the second half of New England's sixth consecutive victory, the last to
“It's kind of funny because on Saturday I walked into the building and Mr. (Robert)
Gray began the day with 32 carries, 131 yards and no touchdowns in his first three
He wound up with as many rushing TDs as the rest of the league combined Sunday — shocking numbers from a player coach
Gray's performance overshadowed a somewhat shaky first half from Brady, who was picked off twice, including deep in his own territory with 1:16 left in the second quarter.
"Whatever it takes," Brady said. "There's games that you go into and we're not sure how well we're going to run it. But when it's going well, you just want to keep giving it to them. We try to stay balanced. But if they're not going to respect the running game, then you have to keep giving it to them."
The result could have major playoff implications for the Colts (6-4), who have now lost head-to-head matchups with Denver and AFC-best New England (8-2).
Andrew Luck was 23 of 39 for 303 yards and two TDs, running Colts' franchise record for consecutive 300-yard games to eight. He needs one more to match
Unlike Luck's previous two losses in the series, when he accounted for eight turnovers by himself, he minimized the mistakes Sunday. The third-year quarterback threw one interception — costing the Colts a scoring chance when
It still wasn't enough.
Belichick followed the same tack he used in last season's 21-point playoff victory over Indy — overpowering the Colts with the run. New England rushed for 244 yards, compared to 19 yards on 17 carries for the Colts.