New England Patriots overpower Colts on Thursday Night Football
By Nick Ziegler
The New England Patriots were able to handle their business on Thursday Night Football against the Indianapolis Colts.
After some concern after three games, all once again feels right for the New England Patriots. Since the embarrassing loss to the Detroit Lions, the Patriots have bounced back nicely with two straight wins.
While Thursday Night Football can always be tricky, the Patriots were able to play a good game and come away with a win. In the win, we got to see the offense at pretty close to full strength. Even though Josh Gordon and Rob Gronkowski were not at 100 percent, it was the first time we had a chance to see them with Julian Edelman.
With his full array of weapons, Tom Brady was able to have a great game. In the win, Brady totaled 341 passing yards, three passing touchdowns, and two interceptions. Unfortunately for Brady, neither of the two interceptions were his fault, as Chris Hogan dropped a pass that resulted in the first. On the second Gronkowski had it in his hands before it was knocked loose on hit.
For Edelman, his debut went pretty well, as he totaled seven receptions for 57 receiving yards. However, he did have a costly drop early on in the game. Gordon also had an impact on the game, as he caught a long touchdown pass from Brady in the 4th quarter.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Patriots once again played pretty well despite the Colts ending up with 24 points. Indianapolis was never able to get anything going on the ground and Andrew Luck was forced to throw the ball almost 60 times.
This was once again a big game for the Patriots, as they certainly wanted to move to 3-2 on the season. With some extra rest coming up for them, the Patriots will be at home once again against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football in Week 6.