Tom Brady Throws 3-TD Passes as Pats Hold Off Colts to Stay Perfect
By MICHAEL MAROT=
AP Sports Writer=
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Tom Brady threw for 312 yards and three touchdowns and New England took advantage of a botched fake punt in the Patriots’ 34-27 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night.
The Patriots improved to 5-0 for the first time since 2007. It was the first meeting between the rivals since the “Deflategate” storm erupted after the AFC title game in January.
For a half, the teams traded jabs.
But New England seized control in the second half.
Brady’s 25-yard touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowksi gave New England a 27-21 lead. And when the Patriots stopped the Colts (3-3) on an odd-looking and ill-advised fake punt, the scrambling Brady eventually found LeGarrette Blount for an 11-yard scoring pass that made it 34-21.
Andrew Luck was 30 of 50 for 312 yards and three touchdowns in his first game back from an injured right shoulder.