It looked like a cat playing with a mouse Sunday in New England, that is until the mouse almost ended up doing enough to bite the cat.
The Patriots led the Colts 31-3, but had to hold off three Indy fourth quarter touchdowns, and in the end they took home a harder than they thought 31-24 win.
Rob Gronkowski scored three more touchdowns, helping the now 9-3 Pats get to their fourth win in a row. The Colts have lost all 12 games they have played in 2011, almost for sure securing the first overall pick in April’s NFL Draft.
The Colts must beat Baltimore, Tennessee, Houston or Jacksonville to avoid becoming the second NFL team to go 0-16.
Trailing 31-3, the Colts rallied with a touchdown run by Donald Brown and scoring passes of 33 and 12 yards from Dan Orlovsky to Pierre Garcon, the last with 36 seconds to go. But Deion Branch recovered the onside kick and Tom Brady took a knee on the final play.
The Patriots entered the game as three-touchdown favorites with the teams, from different divisions, meeting for the ninth straight season.
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