The Indianapolis Colts (9-0) should be thanking New England Patriots’ (6-3) head coach Bill Belichick for this win. With 2:08 to play and on their own 28-yard line, Belichick decided to go for it on 4th and 1. The Patriots were up 34-28 at the time and could have made things a lot more difficult for Peyton Manning and the Colts’ offense by punting the ball. They decided to go for it though and did not get it, giving Manning a short field to work with. He made quick work of the Patriots offense and actually purposely ran some time down before hitting Reggie Wayne in the endzone with 13 seconds left to put the Colts up 35-34. Manning and Brady did not disappoint and they both put up some big numbers. Manning went 28/44 for 327 yards and 4 touchdowns, 2 interceptions while Brady went 29/42 for 375 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception. Brady had a little bit better of a QB rating, but Brady could not make a play when it was needed most and Manning did.
The Colts defense was not able to get enough pressure on Brady and he was able to hit Randy Moss for some big plays. Moss had 9 catches for 179 yards and 2 touchdowns and was able to burn the Colts’ depleted secondary. They were the main reason the Patriots had a 17 point lead going into the 4ht quarter. The Colts defense did not do a very good job stopping the run either, giving up 113 rushing yards. The Colts looked like they might be out of it, but they did not give up and with a little help from Bill Belichick they made an amazing comeback. This was a great game with two of the best quarterbacks playing well. The Colts defense wont have to face as good of an offense next game against the Baltimore Ravens, but they are very good football team that will definitely test the Colts. Huge win for the Colts this week though, keeping their undefeated season alive.