The game began with touchdowns on the first three series: a 1-yard run by Delone Carter of the Colts, a 4-yard pass from Brady to Gronkowski, and a 14-yard pass from Luck to Hilton.
"A lot of plays motivated the defense," said Talib, playing his first game since being obtained from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "About that third or fourth (Colts) series, we kind of got into it. It was kind of quiet out there early (then) we started talking."
The Patriots obtained him before last Sunday's 37-31 win over Buffalo. But he sat that one out to complete a four-game suspension for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Notes: The Colts outgained the Patriots 448 yards to 446. ... The 59 points equals the Patriots record set in a 59-0 win over the Tennessee Titans on Oct. 18, 2009. ... The Patriots are 18-0 in the second half of the season starting in 2010. ... Welker stretched his streak to 104 games with at least one reception. ... Reggie Wayne tied Cris Carter's NFL mark with 58 consecutive games with at least three catches.
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