The New England Patriots rolled to an 15-point victory over Indianapolis to advance to the next round of these playoffs and to eliminate the Colts. Pats’ quarterback Tom Brady did what Tom Brady has been doing for years – he made big plays when he needed to.
The Colts, behind ex-New England backup, Jacoby Brissett, got to within 8 points at the end of the third quarter. But, after trading punts, the Patriots went on an 89 yard, 17 play, 9:30 drive, with Brady hitting clutch passes to Rex Burkhead of 24 yards and Julian Edelman for 45 yards before Sony Michel took it in from one yard out for his second TD of the game.
New England now waits for the winner of the Browns-Chiefs game to see who they will play in the next round.