INDIANAPOLIS — The Patriots survived a subpar performance from Tom Brady and got four rushing touchdowns from Jonas Gray to post a 42-20 win over the Colts Sunday night at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Brady tossed a pair of first-half picks — one of which led to a late second-quarter score that cut the Patriots lead to 14-10 before the end of the half — but New England was able to overcome with a steady and consistent ground performance from Gray, who ended up with 199 rushing yards on 38 carries yards in the win — the sixth consecutive victory for the Patriots.
In the end, Brady ended up 19-for-30 for 257 yards with two touchdowns to go along with his two picks. New England also got four catches for 71 yards and a touchdown from Rob Gronkowski.
On the other side of the ball...
INDIANAPOLIS — The Patriots will be dressing eight offensive linemen tonight as the result of their inactive designations for Sunday night’s game at Lucas Oil Stadium.
In a bit of a surprise, special teamer Don Jones was made inactive to make room for the return of Cameron Fleming, who has missed the last five games with a finger injury. For Jones, it’s just the second time in 10 games he’s been inactive and the first time since Week 3 against the Raiders.
Other inactives for the Patriots include DE Chandler Jones (hip), DL Casey Walker, RB James White, DB Alfonzo Dennard, OL Jordan Devey and WR Aaron Dobson.
Defensive lineman Dominique Easley, who missed practice Tuesday and Wednesday, will play after returning Thursday and getting treatment for his knee.
Dennard is inactive for the third straight game after starting the previous three games. Chandler Jones is missing his third straight game since...
INDIANAPOLIS — The stage is set for the Patriots to grab complete control of the race for the No. 1 seed in the AFC. And they can thank the St. Louis Rams for their help on Sunday.
Rookie running back Tre Mason had 113 yards on 29 carries and Kenny Britt caught four balls for 128 yards, including a 63-yard touchdown to power the Rams over Peyton Manning and the Broncos, 22-7. Greg Zuerlein added a career high field goals on five tries.
Manning was 34-of-54 for 389 yards with two interceptions. His only touchdown was a 42-yard touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders, ending a streak of 15 consecutive games with at least two touchdown...
Marchand did not play the final 13:45 of Saturday’s game. That came two games after Marchand missed the last 6:23 of Wednesday’s loss to the Maple Leafs.
‘He’s not injured, per se, but he wasn’t 100 percent,’ Julien said Saturday. ‘It was a safe route to take, I guess.’
The Bruins are either being cautious or trying to hide the situation the best they can. Remember, Julien called...
Playing bad teams at home really seems to work for the Bruins.
After a treacherous two-game Canadian road trip that saw the Bruins’ get outscored, 11-2, the lowly Hurricanes looked like a worthy opponent for the B’s, but they escaped with a 2-1 win (box) and improved their record for the first time since they were last at home, which was also when they were playing bad teams.
The Hurricanes outshot the Bruins by wide margins in both the first and third periods and would have easily put more than one goal past Tuukka Rask had they finished any of what were multiple gimmes during a 1:44 5-on-3 in the first period. You get breaks like that when you play struggling teams, but by...
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