Sunday, November 15, 2009
Halftime notes from Patriots-Colts
By Tim Graham
INDIANAPOLIS -- A few quick observations from Lucas Oil Stadium, where the New England Patriots lead the Indianapolis Colts by 10 points and will get the ball to start the second half.
Tom Brady and Randy Moss have been the stars of the show so far. Brady has completed 11 of 19 attempts for 237 yards and two touchdowns. Moss has 144 of those yards on four catches.
The Patriots' offense looks intriguing if they stay with Julian Edelman and Isaiah Stanback -- two college quarterbacks who could help them get creative in the future.
Edelman returned after missing two games with a broken right forearm. He has two catches for 14 yards and his first NFL touchdown. Stanback has one catch for 9 yards, but he has been on the field often.
Colts tight end Dallas Clark singed the Patriots for 25 yards on the first play of their second drive but otherwise has been rather quiet. He had one more grab for 12 yards, but that has been it so far.
The Patriots lost outside linebacker Tully Banta-Cain (ribs) and his replacement Rob Ninkovich (knee).
Rookie left tackle Sebastian Vollmer has done well a second straight game. He shut out Joey Porter last week and has kept Dwight Freeney from getting to Brady so far Sunday night.