New England 59, Indianapolis 24

Sunday, November 18, 2012 4:25 PM
WHEN: 4:25 PM EST, Sunday, November 18, 2012
WHERE: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
TEMPERATURE: 42°
HEAD OFFICIAL: John Parry
ATTENDANCE: 68756

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Indianapolis 14 3 0 7 24
New England 7 17 14 21 59

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Indianapolis 6-4 4-1 2-3 L1
New England 7-3 4-1 3-2 W4

Recap


Patriots 59, Colts 24:
Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes and the New England defense victimized rookie Andrew Luck in a one-sided win over visiting Indianapolis.

Brady threw a pair of scoring passes to tight end Rob Gronkowski as New England (7-3) won its fourth straight contest and equaled the franchise record for points in a game. Brady also connected with Julian Edelman on a 2-yard slant at the goal line to give the Patriots a 31-17 lead early in the third quarter.

Luck threw three interceptions - two of which were returned for scores - and lost a fumble which also led to a Patriots touchdown. He finished 27-for-50 for 334 yards with a pair of touchdown passes to T.Y. Hilton.

Trailing 14-7 early in the second quarter, the Patriots turned the game around by scoring two touchdowns in the span of a minute. Edelman returned a punt 68 yards for a score and newly acquired defensive back Aqib Talib returned an interception 59 yards for a touchdown.

Brady finished 24-for-35 for 331 yards as the Patriots scored more than 50 points for the second time this season. Indianapolis (6-4) saw its four-game winning streak come to an end.

Game notebook: Reggie Wayne reeled in seven passes. He has caught at least three passes for an NFL-leading 58 straight games. ... Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez missed the game with a nagging ankle injury. ... Brady threw a touchdown pass for the 42nd straight game. ... The game time was switched to 4:25 p.m. as part of television-flex scheduling. ... Gronkowski is the first tight end in NFL history with three straight seasons of 10 or more touchdowns.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Indianapolis   New England
Vick Ballard Player Julian Edelman
16 Attempts 1
72 Yards 47
4.5 Avg Yards 47.0
0 Touchdowns 0
20 Long 47
Receiving
Indianapolis   New England
T.Y. Hilton Player Rob Gronkowski
6 Receptions 7
100 Yards 137
16.7 Avg Yards 19.6
2 Touchdowns 2
43 Long 36

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Indianapolis 448 119 329 3 1 0 0.0 1
New England 446 115 331 8 1 3 1.0 3

Upcoming Games

  • New England will play their next game on the road against N.Y. Jets. The Patriots have a W/L % of .700 after a win and .700 after a loss.
  • Indianapolis will play their next game at home against Buffalo. The Colts have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .600 after a loss.