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Patriots 31, Colts 24

Patriots almost waste sure thing

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Rob Gronkowski scored three more touchdowns. Chances are the Patriots are thinking more about the three touchdowns they allowed in the fourth quarter.

Against the winless Colts, no less.

New England needed Deion Branch to recover an onside kick in the final minute to beat Indianapolis after leading 31-3. The Colts rallied with a touchdown run by Donald Brown and two TDs from Dan Orlovsky to Pierre Garcon, the last with 36 seconds left.

"We played good for 45 minutes and then didn't do anything offensively," Pats quarterback Brady said. "So we'll hear about that."

Indianapolis fell to 0-12.

"People can say what they want to say about not playing hard, but I think that (comeback) pretty much shut that up right there," Colts tight end Jacob Tamme said.

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