8:20 PM ET, November 15, 2009
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
Belichick's 4th-down gamble fails; Manning leads Colts back from 17 points down
INDIANAPOLIS -- Bill Belichick risked everything on one play Sunday night.It cost him a victory, and it may wind up costing him a trip back to Indianapolis for a rematch with Peyton Manning later this season.
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Sunday night's comeback by the Colts wasn't that rare in their meetings with the Patriots. The last four games between the two have involved rallies.
|Nov. 2, 2008||Colts, 18-15||5|
|Nov. 4, 2007||Patriots, 24-20||10|
|Jan. 21, 2007||Colts, 38-34||18|
• The Colts won their 18th straight regular season game, coming back from a 17-point deficit to win for the fifth time in their last six games vs. the Patriots (including playoffs).
• Peyton Manning finished 28 for 44 for 327 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. It's his eighth 300-yard passing game in nine games this season.
• Randy Moss finished with nine catches for 179 yards and 2 TDs in the loss. He caught a 63-yard TD from Tom Brady, his 27th career receiving TD of 50 or more yards. That ties him with Lance Alworth for second most in NFL history.
• Brady, who won his first six games vs. the Colts but has now lost four of his last five in the series, was 29 for 42 for 375 yards with three touchdowns and an interception.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Colts DE Dwight Freeney did not record a sack, breaking his streak at nine straight games. ... The game was delayed briefly in the first quarter when fireworks hit the field. ... Indy punted six times in the first half, matching their season high for an entire game this season. ... The Patriots lost Tully Banta-Cain with a rib injury in the first half.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.6||6.5|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||3-6||3-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||8:26||Joseph Addai 15 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning (Matt Stover Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 90 yds, 3:28
|TD||4:50||Laurence Maroney 1 Yard Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 73 yds, 3:32
|FG||13:21||Stephen Gostkowski 31 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 11 plays, 58 yds, 4:52
|TD||11:27||Randy Moss 63 Yard Pass From Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 75 yds, 0:51
|TD||7:28||Julian Edelman 9 Yard Pass From Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 57 yds, 2:12
|TD||4:23||Reggie Wayne 20 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning (Matt Stover Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 80 yds, 3:02
|TD||14:23||Randy Moss 5 Yard Pass From Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 7 yds, 0:42
|TD||12:20||Pierre Garcon 29 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning (Matt Stover Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 79 yds, 2:04
|FG||4:17||Stephen Gostkowski 36 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 7 plays, 13 yds, 3:32
|TD||2:27||Joseph Addai 4 Yard Run (Matt Stover Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 79 yds, 1:49
|TD||0:16||Reggie Wayne 1 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning (Matt Stover Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 29 yds, 1:47