INDIANAPOLIS -- The New England Patriots ended the NFL's longest losing streak the same way they got their last victory -- three field goals by Jason Staurovsky in the Hoosier Dome.
Tommy Hodson passed for one touchdown, and the field goals by Staurovsky gave New England a 16-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts yesterday. It ended a 14-game losing streak since a 16-14 victory over the Colts last year, also on one TD pass, by Steve Grogan, and three field goals by Staurovsky.
The end of the Patriots' streak, however, gave Indianapolis its eighth straight season-opening loss, also the longest in the NFL. Dean Biasucci missed four field goal attempts for Indianapolis.