Patriots pulling away, up 31-17 in third

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Well, if Andrew Luck really has that magic quarterback gene, we’ll find out in a moment.

The Patriots just went up 31-17 early in the third on a Tom Brady touchdown pass to Julian Edelman, who scored a punt return touchdown earlier.

The Colts have no answer for Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who has five catches for 102 yards and a score, so far.

Luck’s also going to have to attempt a comeback short-handed, as wide receiver Donnie Avery left the game with a concussion, and won’t return.