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Quick take: Pats take down undefeated Colts

It was over when ...
Patriots RB Kevin Faulk extended his arms into the end zone on a 13-yard Tom Brady pass with 3:15 remaining, giving the Patriots a 24-20 lead. Five plays later, Patriots LB Roosevelt Colvin recovered a Peyton Manning fumble on a sack by DE Jarvis Green and New England was able to run out the clock.

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Patriots WR Randy Moss finished the game with one touchdown and 145 yards on nine receptions. His catches included a 55-yarder in the fourth quarter that brought the Patriots to the Indianapolis 3-yard line, and a difficult one-hander over the middle in the third quarter.

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In the first half, the Patriots gained 114 total yards to the Colts' 229; in the second half, the Patriots outgained the Colts 228-100.

New England failed to score on its opening drive for the first time this season, going three-and-out. ... Brady has now thrown three TD passes in an NFL record nine straight games, breaking Manning's record of eight. ... Brady now has a Patriots franchise record 33 TD passes on the season. ... The Colts held New England to just 59 yards passing in the first half. The Patriots finished with 255. ... With his 12th TD catch, Moss tied Stanley Morgan for the Patriots team record for most in one season. ... With 112 yards on 26 carries and 114 yards through the air, Colts RB Jospeh Addai became the first player in franchise history to record 100 yards rushing and 100 yards receiving in a single game. Addai scored a TD on a 73-yard Manning pass in the second quarter. ... The Patriots committed 10 penalties for 146 yards, while the Colts had just four for 25 yards. ... Colts rookie WR Anthony Gonzalez -- filling in for the injured Marvin Harrison -- left the game in the first half with a finger injury.

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