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November 4, 2007
Patriots come back for improbable win
They played poorly for much of the game and set a franchise record for penalty yards, but the New England Patriots still emerged undefeated from today's showdown with the Indianapolis Colts.
The Patriots came back from a 20-10 fourth-quarter deficit, with Tom Brady throwing touchdown passes in the final eight minutes of action to Wes Welker and Kevin Faulk. Brady, who was picked off twice, ended with three touchdowns and 255 yards.
With the Patriots ahead, 24-20, and the Colts driving near midfield with less than three minutes left, Jarvis Green helped seal the win by knocking the ball out of Peyton Manning's arm just as Manning was attempting to throw the ball away. Rosevelt Colvin picked off the ball out of the air, and the Patriots needed to get just one first down to cinch the win. They got it, on a pass from Brady to Welker.
We'll have a complete report tonight on projo.com's Patriots page, including stories as soon as they are filed and a photo gallery from Bob Breidenbach, who is in Indianapolis. For now, we invite you to post your comment on the game.
Posted by Mike McDermott at 7:23 PM | Permalink
The officiating was so awful against the
Patriots, one might wonder if the referees
were on the Colt's payroll.
Posted by: Betty Isabella at November 5, 2007 8:27 AM
You comment on them playing poorly and setting a record for penalty yardage but you fail to mention an obvious point to all of those... the officiating... the officiating was horrendous last night and was part of the reason they were playing so badly... when you can't play the way you want to because the officials are all over you with BS calls then you end up playing badly...
Posted by: Shannon at November 5, 2007 12:16 PM