New England had a secret weapon to beat Indianapolis. Jonas Gray.
The third-string running back rushed for a career-high 199 yards and a franchise-record four touchdowns to lead the Patriots to a 42-20 victory over the Colts.
Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes in the second half of New England's sixth consecutive victory, the last to Rob Gronkowski with 6:46 left. He was 19-of-30 for 257 yards with two interceptions as the Patriots earned their fifth consecutive win in the series.
The Pats simply overpowered the Colts with the run. New England rushed for 244 yards, compared to 19 yards on 17 carries for the Colts.
The result could have major playoff implications for the Colts (6-4), who have now lost head-to-head matchups with Denver and AFC-best New England (8-2).
Andrew Luck was 23-of-39 for 303 yards and two TDs, running Colts' franchise record for consecutive 300-yard games to eight. He needs one more to match Drew Brees' NFL record.