Nov 16, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts tight endCoby Fleener
(80) catches a pass against New England Patriots cornerbackBrandon Browner
(39) at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
The New England Patriots made another statement to the league last tonight, going on the road and beating one of the AFC’s elite by 22 points. New England’s defense held Andrew Luck‘s top ranked offense in check, Rob Gronkowski did Rob Gronkowski things, and the Pats’ running game broke out for a huge 244-yard performance.
In my opinion, the best part of this win was it proved the Patriots could not only dominate quality teams on the road, but they could do it on a day where Tom Brady wasn’t at his best (at least in the first half).
I really like Andrew Luck. And now that this game is over, I will go back to defending him throughout the rest of the season. But the Pats made it clear once again that he is not ready to take down Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and the class of the AFC. The Patriots rule this conference right now. That is clear.
Here are my four biggest takeaway’s from the Pats’ win: