Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • IND 386
    • 419 NE
  • Turnovers

    • IND 4
    • 0 NE
  • Possession

    IND NE
    35:00 25:00
  • 1st Downs

    • IND 16
    • 23 NE

Game Information

Gillette Stadium
,
Coverage: CBS
  • Foxboro, MA 02035
  • Line: NE -7.0
Attendance: 68,756
100%
Capacity: 68,756
Referees: Pete Morelli
1/12/2014 Associated Press

Blount's 4 TDs carry Pats to AFC title game

LeGarrette Blount had four touchdown runs and the New England Patriots kept Andrew Luck from a second straight comeback win, beating the Indianapolis Colts 43-22 on Saturday night to advance to their third consecutive AFC Championship Game.

Scoring Summary

CBS1234T
Colts7510022
Patriots14781443
first QuarterINDNE
TD
13:45
Legarrette Blount 2 Yard Run
1 play, 2 yards, 0:04
07
XP
13:41
Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good
1 play, 2 yards, 0:04
07
TD
7:19
Legarrette Blount 2 Yard Run
10 plays, 74 yards, 5:03
013
XP
7:17
Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good
10 plays, 74 yards, 5:03
014
TD
4:43
Lavon Brazill 38 Yard Pass From Andrew Luck
7 plays, 80 yards, 2:42
614
XP
4:35
Adam Vinatieri Kick is Good
7 plays, 80 yards, 2:42
714
second QuarterINDNE
TD
10:58
Legarrette Blount 2 Yard Run
14 plays, 75 yards, 6:28
1021
XP
10:54
Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good
14 plays, 75 yards, 6:28
721
FG
5:40
Adam Vinatieri 36 Yard Field Goal is Good
11 plays, 62 yards, 5:19
1021
SF
2:28
Ryan Allen Fumbles Out of End Zone for a Safety
6 plays, 19 yards, 3:17
1221
third QuarterINDNE
FG
10:06
Adam Vinatieri 21 Yard Field Goal is Good
8 plays, 60 yards, 3:27
1521
TD
6:23
Stevan Ridley 3 Yard Run
9 plays, 88 yards, 3:45
1527
2PTC
6:18
Stevan Ridley Run For Two-Point Conversion is Good
9 plays, 88 yards, 3:45
1529
TD
5:08
Lavon Brazill 35 Yard Pass From Andrew Luck
3 plays, 80 yards, 1:17
2129
XP
5:01
Adam Vinatieri Kick is Good
3 plays, 80 yards, 1:17
2229
fourth QuarterINDNE
TD
13:08
Legarrette Blount 73 Yard Run
1 play, 73 yards, 0:13
2243
XP
12:55
Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good
1 play, 73 yards, 0:13
2236
TD
11:15
Stevan Ridley 1 Yard Run
5 plays, 19 yards, 1:33
2243
XP
11:12
Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good
5 plays, 19 yards, 1:33
2243

Research Notes

  • Andrew Luck has thrown eight interceptions in his playoff career, tied for the most by a quarterback in his first three postseason starts in the Super Bowl era (ELIAS).

  • Tom Brady led the Patriots to a big win Saturday, as the team scored 43 points against the Indianapolis Colts. Brady completed 13 of 25 passes for 198 yards and no touchdowns. Brady's 75.1 Total QBR is the highest postseason single game Total QBR since 2006 by any quarterback who failed to throw a touchdown pass; Brady also holds the fifth-best Total QBR in a similar game.

  • The Patriots scored 43 points without throwing a TD pass, the 3rd-highest point total without a TD pass in NFL playoff history.

  • Andrew Luck threw just 9 interceptions in 16 games (570 pass attempts) in the regular season...He threw 7 interceptions in 2 playoff games (86 pass attempts).

  • Dont'a Hightower's interception of Andrew Luck in the second quarter was the result of a Stanley Havili drop, the Colts' second interception in as many games that resulted from a receiver drop. The Colts did not have such an interception throughout the entire regular season.Donald Brown had 18 yards after contact on 17 rushes Saturday (1.1 YAC/rush). During the regular season, Donald Brown averaged an NFL-best 2.7 yards after contact per rush.

  • The Patriots scored a touchdown on five of six red-zone trips (83.3%) Saturday, all via rush. During the regular season, they found the end zone on 55.4% of drives that reached the red zone, 15th in the league.In their nine regular-season games without Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots scored a touchdown on 42.4% of red-zone drives. In seven games with Gronkowski on the field this season, the Patriots found the end zone on 68.8% of red-zone trips.

  • The Patriots called designed rush plays on 46 of their 73 offensive snaps Saturday (63.0%), their highest rate in any postseason game since 2001, and scored a franchise-record six rushing touchdowns. The Patriots ran the ball 41.3% of the time in the regular season, 16th in the league.

  • Andrew Luck was 0-for-5 with two interceptions on passes traveling 15 or more yards downfield in the fourth quarter Saturday. Luck completed seven deep passes in the first three quarters, tied for the most such completions in a game in his career.-- Luck was 5-for-5 for 149 yards on play action, all in the first three quarters, including 4-for-4 with two touchdowns on deep passes.

  • - LeGarrette Blount became the first player in NFL history to rush for at least 125 yards and four touchdowns in a postseason game.- Blount ran for 166 yards Saturday, 162 of which were gained on runs inside the tackles, fifth most by a player in a game this season. - Blount had three of his four touchdown runs against eight or more defenders in the box, tied for the most such touchdowns in a game this season.- Blount had 146 rush yards before contact, the second-most such yards for a player in a game this season (DeMarco Murray against the Rams in Week 3 - 149).

  • The Patriots secured their 8th conference championship appearance in the Tom Brady - Bill Belichick era (since 2001 with Brady starting at QB). If you take away the season Brady was out with a torn ACL, the Patriots have made 8 title games in 12 seasons with Brady as a starter.

  • Most Playoff Wins By Head Coach - NFL History

    W-L
    Tom Landry20-16
    Bill Belichick19-8
    Don Shula19-17
    Joe Gibbs17-7

  • Best Home Win Pct - NFL Postseason History (Min. 10 Games)

    W-LWin Pct
    Raiders19-5.792
    Patriots15-4*.789
    Bills10-3.769
    Broncos13-4.765
    Redskins13-4.765
    *Includes win vs Colts Saturday

  • LeGarrette Blount had 166 rush yards, tying the Patriots single-game postseason record set by Curtis Martin in the 1996 Divisional Playoffs vs the Steelers

  • LeGarrette Blount finished with 166 yards and 4 touchdown runs in his 1st career playoff game. That is more yards, and twice as many touchdowns as he had with the Buccaneers in 13 games last season. With his 189 rush yards in Week 17, Blount is averaging 177.5 rush yards per game in his last 2 contests.

  • LeGarrette Blount's 73 Yard Rush TD is the 2nd-longest rush TD in Patriots postseason history. The longest was a 78-yard rush TD by Curtis Martin in the 1996 Divisional Playoffs vs the Steelers.

  • LeGarrette Blount is the first player since Chris Johnson in 2009 (Weeks 8-10) to have at least 2 rush TD in 3 straight games (including postseason).

  • LeGarrette Blount is the 2nd Patriots player with 2 rush TD in a playoff game. The other was Curtis Martin, who had 3 against the Steelers in the 1996 postseason.

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