Nov 16, 2014 10:11 PM
Patriots lead Colts 14-10 at halftime
The Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Jonas Gray had two short touchdown runs, and the New England Patriots led the Indianapolis Colts 14-10 at halftime on Sunday night.
Gray scored his second career TD on a 2-yard run with 3:50 remaining in the second quarter. Julian Edelman's 25-yard run set up Gray's 4-yard touchdown in the first.
But Tom Brady was not his usual self.
While Gray ran 14 times for a career-best 100 yards, Brady was just 10 of 19 for 84 yards with two interceptions including an uncharacteristic floater that Mike Adams picked off to keep the game close. Adams' second interception came with 1:16 left in the first half, and he returned it to the New England 23.
Andrew Luck then threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Hakeem Nicks, who made an over-the-shoulder catch and got both feet down inbounds to make it 14-10.
Luck was 13 of 19 for 173 yards and was on pace to extend his franchise record for consecutive 300-yard games to eight.
But he wasn't perfect, either. The Colts blew a scoring chance when Darrelle Revis deflected a ball to Devin McCourty, who picked it off at the Patriots 21.
Brady wasted no time taking advantage of the miscue, taking the Patriots 68 yards in 11 plays. Gray finished it with his 2-yard TD.
Adam Vinatieri got Indianapolis on the board with a 31-yard field goal with 4:19 remaining in the first.
Vinatieri's 27th field goal of the season put him in the 2,100-point club.
Indy went three-and-out on its opening drive and had a penalty to start the second possession before Luck threw passes of 11, 13 and 46 yards to Reggie Wayne leading up to Vinatieri's field goal.
Luck is looking for his first win against New England after dropping his first two games against the Patriots, including a 21-point loss in the playoffs last year.
Brady's first career start came against Indy back in 2001. He was 11-4 against the Colts heading into the game.
Indianapolis has won six of its last seven and entered the weekend with the NFL's top offense, but the Patriots have won five straight, averaging more than 40 points in those wins.
Another win would give New England its 14th consecutive non-losing season.
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