Patriots Hold Off Hard Charging Colts For Win At Gillette

Patriots hold on, beat Colts 31-27

By BARRY WILNER
AP Pro Football Writer
      FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Tom Brady barely outdueled Peyton
Manning in their annual meeting, leading the New England Patriots
past the Indianapolis Colts 31-28 Sunday.
      The teams met for the eighth straight season, and Brady guided
the Patriots (8-2) to a 31-14 lead before four-time MVP Manning led
a spirited comeback. But Manning was intercepted in the final
moments for the third time.
      Brady not only beat Manning, the only other quarterback of the
last decade in his class, but tied another QB icon for an NFL mark.
Brady has won 25 straight regular-season home starts, equaling
Brett Favre's record when he was with Green Bay.
      New England is tied with the Jets atop the AFC East.
Indianapolis (6-4) leads the AFC South.
      
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