Brady, Pats stroll past banged-up Colts

Tom Brady racked up 341 passing yards and four total touchdowns, and the New England Patriots put away the battered Indianapolis Colts 38-24 on Thursday night in Foxborough, Mass.Trailing 24-3 at half, the Colts (1-4) climbed within 24-17 behind a pair of Andrew Luck touchdowns and two Brady interceptions, each of which went off a teammate’s hands.But Brady, who finished 34 of 44, restored the lead to 14 with a 34-yard floater to a double-covered Josh Gordon with 9:19 remaining. It was Gordon’s first score for New England and Brady’s 500th career touchdown pass, eight back of Brett Favre for second on the all-time list. Peyton Manning is first at 539.The Patriots (3-2) put it away just over two minutes later. One play after Jonathan Jones intercepted a pass that went off Colts wideout Zach Pascal’s hands, Patriots rookie Sony Michel romped 34 yards to make it 38-17.James White totaled 11 catches for 77 yards and a score. Julian Edelman had seven grabs for 57 yards in his first regular-season game since 2016. He missed 2017 with a torn ACL and the first four games this year due to a PED suspension.Luck finished 38 of 59 for 365 yards, three TDs and two picks while playing without five offensive starters, including wide receiver T.Y. Hilton. Equally banged-up on defense, the Colts ruled out nine players before kickoff and then lost three others to injury during the game.

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