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