4:15 PM ET, November 4, 2007
Tom Brady's streak of throwing at least three touchdowns in a game was in jeopardy down the stretch, but he found Kevin Faulk late in the fourth quarter to extend the streak to nine games, topping Peyton Manning's record of eight.
|* -- 33 touchdowns, 4 interceptions this season|
Moss has 12 touchdown catches in nine games, tying the New England record for a season. ... Addai ran for 112 yards and had 5 catches for 114 yards to become the first player in Colts history to go into triple figures in rushing and receiving in the same game. ... The Colts had a 13-game winning streak going back to last season ended. ... This was the third straight season they had started 7-0. They were 9-0 last season and 13-0 two years ago.
Tom Brady & Co. never flinched, not even when trailing on the road. Despite a standout performance by Indy RB Joseph Addai, who was the best player on the field Sunday, and the fact the Colts led for much of the game, the Patriots never gave up. A couple of plays late in the game epitomized the team effort, overall poise and confidence that make New England so dangerous. There was WR Wes Welker's outstanding out route at the goal line. With double coverage on the outside, Welker got position on the defender, made a clean snatch of the pass and tightroped into the end zone for the go-ahead score. Jarvis Green's sack of Manning -- when he forced the ball out into the air and into the waiting arms of Rosevelt Colvin, all but sealing the win -- was another one. Nothing rattled the Patriots, and their faith in one another might just be their strongest asset.
-- Matt Williamson, Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.5||5.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||03:05||Adam Vinatieri 21 Yd||0||3|
|TD||12:00||Randy Moss 4 Yd Pass From Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||7||3|
|FG||07:34||Adam Vinatieri 25 Yd||7||6|
|TD||00:13||Joseph Addai 73 Yd Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick)||7||13|
|FG||02:22||Stephen Gostkowski 34 Yd||10||13|
|TD||09:42||Peyton Manning 1 Yd Run (Adam Vinatieri Kick)||10||20|
|TD||07:59||Wes Welker 3 Yd Pass From Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||17||20|
|TD||03:15||Kevin Faulk 13 Yd Pass From Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||24||20|