Interim Indianapolis Colts coach Bruce Arians was willing to give the Patriots credit for a dominating performance in Andrew Luck's first game at New England.
Just don't call it a blowout.
Arians found plenty of fault with the Colts, who had hoped to continue a four-game winning streak against a team that was one of their biggest rivals during the Peyton Manning Era. But Luck threw three interceptions - two were returned for touchdowns - and the Patriots also scored on a punt return for a 59-24 victory that matched the highest-scoring game in franchise history.
''I didn't think we were blown out until the third quarter,'' Arians said after a reporter asked what he could say to his team after losing by five touchdowns. ''I thought we played a good half of football. A couple of plays that cost us 21 points; 21 points is the difference in the game. We gave them those 21 points. So, I wouldn't say they blew us out.''
Luck completed 27 of 50 passes for 334 yards and two touchdowns, b...