Sunday, November 15, 2009
Patriots' offense building momentum
By Tim Graham
INDIANAPOLIS -- The New England Patriots began with a three-and-out possession.
Their offense soon found a rhythm and, two possessions later, have a 10-7 lead over the Indianapolis Colts in Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Colts looked impressive on their touchdown drive, but the Patriots have scored on each of their next two drives. Randy Moss has done the most damage. His 55-yard catch and run set up Laurence Maroney's 1-yard touchdown run.
The drive took only six plays. The Colts went into the game having allowed only one touchdown drive of six plays or fewer, tied with the Denver Broncos for best in the NFL.
On the next series, Moss caught a 20-yard pass to convert a third-and-8 play and get the ball in range for Stephen Gostkowski, who eventually hit a 31-yard field goal.
Also of note, third-string quarterback Isaiah Stanback, a former Dallas Cowboy, has gotten involved in the offense. He has one reception for 9 yards. The Patriots promoted him from the practice squad this weekend.