NFL roundup: Week 10
Patriots vs. Colts
Despite losing Rob Gronkowski to a broken forearm in the game’s final minutes, the Patriots have a whole lot to be happy about after their 59-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium Sunday. The Colts just couldn’t get lucky as Andrew Luck threw three interceptions to Brady’s three touchdown throws.
The Patriots tied their single-game scoring record with the 59 points thanks to help from all over the field. Julian Edelman returned a 68-yard punt for a touchdown, Aqib Talib made a 59-yard interception return in his New England debut, and Rob Ninkovich forced his fifth fumble on the season to set up a scoring chance for Gronkowski.
With the win, the Patriots move to 7-3 while the Colts fall to 6-4. New England will return for some Turkey Day football against the rival Jets Thursday night. Fun fact: The Patriots are on top of the AFC East, while the Jets, Dolphins, and Bills all have matching 4-6 records.
Jets vs. Rams
Speaking of the Jets, they came out on top Sunday against the St. Louis Rams, 27-13, thanks to Mark Sanchez‘s zero-turnover performance. Bilal Powell ran for the first two touchdowns of his career, helping to snap the Jets’ three-game losing streak.
The Jets had been outscored 58-16 in their previous two games, but the win comes at a good time for a team amidst controversy with teammates speaking to media anonymously about Tim Tebow‘s lack of ability.
The Rams committed three turnovers and are now in a 0-4-1 slump.
Bills vs. Dolphins
The Buffalo Bills defense shined in their 19-14 win over the Miami Dolphins Thursday. Leodis McKelvin scored on a 79-yard punt return and safety Jairus Byrd recovered a fumble and made a diving interception in an impressive showing.
Bryan Scott sealed it for the Bills with an interception on Miami’s final drive, squashing any hopes of a win for the Dolphins.
Buffalo and Miami are both 4-6, with Miami on a three-game losing streak.