New England 31, Indianapolis 28

Sunday, November 21, 2010 4:15 PM
WHEN: 4:15 PM EST, Sunday, November 21, 2010
WHERE: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
TEMPERATURE: 37°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Gene Steratore
ATTENDANCE: 68756

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Indianapolis 0 14 0 14 28
New England 7 14 7 3 31

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Indianapolis 6-4 4-0 2-4 L1
New England 8-2 5-0 3-2 W2

Recap

James Sanders intercepted a Peyton Manning pass with 31 seconds remaining and the New England Patriots held off the visiting Indianapolis Colts 31-28 on Sunday.

The Patriots led the entire game but their lead was in danger as Manning rallied his team from a 31-14 deficit in the fourth quarter.

Manning, who finished 38 of 52 passing for 396 yards, threw two of his four touchdown passes to Blair White in the fourth quarter. He then marched the Colts (6-4) to the New England 24-yard line before he was picked off by Sanders.

It was Manning’s third interception of the day.

Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes for the Patriots (8-2). He was 19 of 25 for 186 yards on the day.

Brady opened the scoring with a 22-yard touchdown pass to Wes Welker and made it 14-0 on the Patriots’ next possession with an 8-yard scoring pass to Aaron Hernandez.

Manning answered with a 1-yard pass to Gijon Robinson to cut the deficit to 14-7.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis (21 carries, 96 yards) scored on a 5-yard run to give New England a 21-7 lead, but Manning again responded with an 11-yard touchdown pass to Reggie Wayne with 4 seconds remaining in the first half.

Patriots running back Danny Woodhead made it 28-14 with a 36-yard touchdown run for the only scoring in the third quarter.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Indianapolis   New England
Donald Brown Player BenJarvus Green-Ellis
17 Attempts 21
68 Yards 96
4.0 Avg Yards 4.6
0 Touchdowns 1
36 Long 16
Receiving
Indianapolis   New England
Reggie Wayne Player Deion Branch
8 Receptions 7
107 Yards 70
13.4 Avg Yards 10.0
1 Touchdowns 0
28 Long 18

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Indianapolis 467 71 396 4 0 0 1.0 0
New England 346 168 178 4 1 3 0.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • New England will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Patriots have a W/L % of .800 after a win and .800 after a loss.
  • Indianapolis will play their next game at home against San Diego. The Colts have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .600 after a loss.
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