Patriots vs Colts Final: 31-28 - Recap
Tom Brady passed for 2 TDs and 186 yards in leading New England to a 31-28 win over Indianapolis on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.
The Patriots earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 4.5-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 49.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for 96 yards, while Danny Woodhead added 69 yards in the win. Deion Branch and Wes Welker added 70 and 58 receiving yards respectively.
Donald Brown rushed for 68 yards for Indianapolis, while Javarris James added 3 yards. Peyton Manning threw for 396 yards for the Colts, while receivers Reggie Wayne and Pierre Garcon had 107 and 62 yards respectively.
New England was outgained by Indianapolis 467-346 yards in Sunday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 28-22 by the Colts.
The time of possession battle favored New England as their offense was on the field for 30:39, longer than the 29:21 of their opponents.
Next game, New England takes its act on the road to face Detroit looking for another win. For Indianapolis, they head home to face San Diego.