Patriots 59, Colts 24 Patriots rip Colts, Andrew Luck ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Michael Dwyer/Associated press Patriots quarterback Tom Brady crouched in a huddle before hosting the Colts. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff Rob Gronkowski, who had two touchdowns, made a long reception in the first quarter. Steven Senne/associated press Julian Edelman, who had 222 all-purpose yards, advanced downfield Colts as safety Tom Zbikowski tried to make a tackle in the first quarter. Steven Senne/associated press Colts running back Delone Carter opened the scoring with a first-quarter touchdown. Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters Patriots receiver Wes Welker was tackled by the Colts' Jerrell Freeman during the first half. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff Gronkowski was tackled by Freeman after an 18-yard reception during the second quarter. Charles Krupa/associated press Brady eluded Colts defensive end Ricardo Mathews to get a pass off during the second quarter. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff Edelman returned this punt 68 yards for a touchdown during the second quarter. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Edelman high-stepped into the end zone as he celebrated the score. Charles Krupa/associated press It was one of two touchdowns during the game for Edelman. Charles Krupa/associated press Patriots head coach Bill Belichick took some time meeting with defensive players on the bench during the game. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff New Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib returned a interception for a touchdown during second quarter. Charles Krupa/associated press Talib was congratulated by Jerod Mayo, left, and Alfonzo Dennard, right, after his score. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Gronkowski couldn't be stopped by Zbikowski as he headed into the end zone with a third quarter 24 yard touchdown reception. Steven Senne/associated press Colts defensive end Cory Redding was helped off the field in the second half. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff Gronkowski was pushed out of bounds by Freeman after a 31-yard reception during third quarter. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff Brady celebrated with teammate Gronkowski after their 24-yard touchdown connection during third quarter. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Gronkowski did his customary spike, but went on to suffer a broken left forearm late in the fourth quarter. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff Patriots running back Stevan Ridley was upended by Cassius Vaughn and Antoine Bethea after an 11-yard run during the third quarter. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff Colts quarterback Andrew Luck picked himself off the turf after throwing his third interception during the fourth quarter. Steven Senne/associated press Gronkowski, right, celebrated a touchdown with Edelman as Zbikowski walked away. Michael Dwyer/associated press Colts punter Pat McAfee had to tackle Edelman to prevent a potential second punt return for a touchdown. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Brady ended up with 331 yards passing and three touchdown tosses. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard also returned an interception for a touchdown. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff Patriots running back Shane Vereen capped the scoring with a 4-yard run in the fourth quarter. Charles Krupa/associated press Brady led the Patriots to 59 points, which tied the franchise record. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff It marked the second time this season, and fifth since 2007, that the Patriots scored more than 50 points in one game.