INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tom Brady keeps finding ways to beat Indianapolis.
On Sunday night, he relied on New England’s running game to deliver the body blows. Then he came up with the knockout punch.
Jonas Gray rushed for a career-high 199 yards and a franchise-record four touchdowns, leading Brady and the Patriots to a 42-20 victory over the Colts.
Brady threw two touchdown passes in the second half of New England’s sixth consecutive victory, the last to Rob Gronkowski with 6:46 left. He was 19 of 30 for 257 yards with two interceptions.
The AFC-best Patriots (8-2) also have won five straight over the Colts (6-4).
The result could have major playoff implications for the Colts, who have now lost head-to-head matchups with Denver and New England.
Andrew Luck was 23 of 39 for 303 yards and two TDs, running Colts’ franchise record for consecutive 300-yard games to eight. He needs one more to match Drew Brees’ NFL record.
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