New England Patriots dominated 10–6 by the Indianapolis Colts

New England Patriots dominated 10-6 by the Indianapolis Colts

The NFL’s inter­na­tion­al series end­ed with one of the worst dis­plays of foot­ball all sea­son as the New Eng­land Patri­ots were dom­i­nat­ed 10–6 by the Indi­anapo­lis Colts.

Mac Jones threw a goal line pick before get­ting pulled for Bai­ley Zappe after the Pats failed to con­vert mul­ti­ple red­zone opportunities.

Ear­ly on, New Eng­land drove the ball well behind Ezekiel Elliot­t’s pow­er­ful run­ning. But their offense soon crum­bled as Jones was sacked five times by the Colts defense. Indi­anapo­lis answered with Jonathan Tay­lor’s long touch­down run off Michael Pittman Jr.‘s block.

In the sec­ond half, Myles Bryant gave New Eng­land hope by inter­cept­ing a Gard­ner Min­shew pass intend­ed for Pittman Jr. But the Patri­ots wast­ed the turnover, miss­ing a field goal from inside 40 yards.

Jones lat­er led New Eng­land inside the 10 yard line again, only to throw the back­break­ing inter­cep­tion at the goal line. He watched help­less­ly from the side­line as Zappe also tossed a late pick in a final des­per­ate chance.

Head coach Bill Belichick had no answers about who will start going for­ward after the abysmal defeat left the Patri­ots lan­guish­ing at 2–8 ahead of their bye week. Indi­anapo­lis moves to .500 despite play­ing with their back­up quarterback.

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