Sticking by his guns: Belichick defends going for it vs. Colts

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Bill Belichick stands by his decision to go for it on fourth down rather than punt to the Indianapolis Colts.

In his news conference Monday, New England's coach said he thinks that strategy gave his team its best chance to win Sunday night. The gamble failed to produce a first down, however, and Indianapolis took over at the Patriots 29-yard line with two minutes left. Peyton Manning then threw a touchdown pass to Reggie Wayne, and the Colts won 35-34.

The Colts' comeback win improved their record to 9-0. The Patriots dropped to 6-3.

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