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Author: Jon Kuzma
The New England Patriots got off to a fast start against the Indianapolis Colts. The Patriots took a 24-3 lead by the end of the first half and that was too much ground for the Colts to make up. Tom Brady threw for 341 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions in the win. One of those passes went to Josh Gordon on a deep ball throw and that was actually Brady’s 500th career TD. It’s been a long and illustrious run for the future Hall of Famer (Brady) and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Just ask Indianapolis because they struggled against the 41 year old quarterback. If there’s any positive takeaway for Frank Reich’s team it was definitely Andrew Luck. The Colts quarterback threw the ball extremely well but they couldn’t overcome a slow start. By the end of the night Luck had thrown for 365 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions so he actually had better stats than Brady did. Eric Ebron was also very good in this contest he recorded 105 yards and caught two of Luck’s touchdowns passes. New England was led by Sony Michel, James White, and Josh Gordon. Michel set the tone with 98 rushing yards and 1 touchdown. White and Gordon both found the end zone too so it was a total group effort by the Patriots offense. Defensively New England got a huge boost from Patrick Chung’s strong performance. Chung had 8 tackles, 1 interception, and half a sack. Jonathan Jones also played well he went for 5 tackles and 1 interception. Malik Hooker was the top defender for the Colts. Hooker recorded 12 tackles in the loss. Matthias Farley also chipped in 6 tackles and 1 interception but ultimately New England came out on top. The Patriots are now 3-2 after winning straight two straight games. Which means they’ll be right in the thick of things once the end of the season gets here.
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Tom Brady throws for his 500th career touchdown and more importantly New England improves to 3-2 after beating the Colts 38-24.