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Patriots Win Big Over Indy, 38-24

The explosive new look offense of the New England Patriots seemed to be too much for the Indianapolis Colts to handle Thursday night in Foxboro. The Pats scored 38 points for the second week in a row.

With the return of Julian Edelman, Thursday marked the first time he has played with Rob Gronkowski since November 27th, 2016. The two combined for 132 receiving yards on the night. Not only did Edelman and Gronk look beautiful, but the Patriots backfield is looking better than ever.

Sony Michel had himself another great game rushing for 98 yards and a touchdown. When the Patriots are able to establish a run game like this it opens up the pass game immensely. With the combination of Michel’s strong running and James White’s ongoing success catching passes out of the backfield, they are quickly becoming one of the leagues scariest running back duos.

About halfway through the fourth quarter, the moment we have all been waiting for had finally arrived. Tom Brady hooked up with Josh Gordon for a 34 yard touchdown pass to help seal the game. This was their first touchdown connection of the year and it was at a pivotal time of the game.

This just so happened to be Tom Brady’s 500th regular season touchdown pass. Such a milestone only few have ever achieved. Brady became the third quarterback to ever do so behind hall of famers Peyton Manning and Brett Favre.

On this touchdown pass Gordon became the 71st receiver to catch a touchdown pass from Brady. Other than that touchdown, Gordon only had one other catch. There is still plenty of room for improvement as far as his chemistry with Brady.

As for Andrew Luck and the Colts it seems like they may just not have enough pieces moving forward. Although Luck has been playing great and played relatively well Thursday, throwing for 3 touchdowns and 365 yards, the Colts’ roster is just lacking in too many areas.

The red hot Kansas City Chiefs are marching into Gillette Stadium next Sunday night. With these two AFC powerhouses going head to head in a potential playoff preview, this very well could be the game of the year.

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