FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Quick-hit thoughts after the third quarter of the Patriots’ game against the Colts (New England leads 31-3):
1. The Patriots are in control. Traffic shouldn’t be an issue on Route 1 after this one.
2. Tight end Rob Gronkowski’s terrific season continues, as he snared his 13th touchdown of the year in the third quarter. That ties the NFL single-season record for a tight end, also reached by Antonio Gates in 2004 and Vernon Davis in 2009.
3. Later, it looked like Gronkowski had set the NFL record with his 14th touchdown catch of the season, but the play was re-scored a lateral. Gronkowski did not spike the ball with one of his trademark "boom!" spikes, thinking he had set the record.
4. Tom Brady’s touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski was his 30th of the season. It marks the third time in his career that he’s thrown for 30 or more touchdowns in a season.
5. The touchdown pass to Gronkowski was the 291st of Brady’s career. That ties Warren Moon for sixth all-time.