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Patriots build 6-game winning streak behind outstanding passing, running and stingy defense

  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, top, jumps on the back of tight end Rob Gronkowski after Gronkowski scored a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, top, jumps on the back of tight end Rob Gronkowski after Gronkowski scored a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)  (The Associated Press)

  • New England Patriots outside linebacker Dont'a Hightower, left, chases Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    New England Patriots outside linebacker Dont'a Hightower, left, chases Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)  (The Associated Press)

  • New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray runs against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

    New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray runs against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)  (The Associated Press)

The New England Patriots have won their last six games with a well-balanced, high-scoring offense and a defense that dominates the most productive teams.

In Sunday night's 42-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts, Jonas Gray ran for 199 yards and four touchdowns.

The Patriots won their previous game 43-21 over the Denver Broncos behind Tom Brady's four touchdown passes.

The Broncos entered that game as the NFL's highest scoring team. The Colts held that top spot going into Sunday night's game. Now the Patriots are the league's highest scoring team after averaging 45.3 points in their last three games

Next up for the Patriots is a home game against Detroit. The Lions have allowed the fewest points in the NFL.

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