BALTIMORE--Horace Ivory's touch-down on a 98-yd. kickoff return gave New England the lead for good in a seesaw National Football League game, and the Patriots went on to defeat the Baltimore Colts, 37-21, Sunday.
New England's fifth consecutive victory, coupled with Buffalo's 17-14 loss to Miami, gave the Pats sole possession of first place in the AFC East with a 6-1 record.
John Smith added two of his three field goals on kicks of 29 and 37 yards, after New England went ahead for the last time. And Chuck Foreman scored on a 1-yard plunge with five seconds remaining. Ivory's lightning dash at 7:18 of the third quarter followed an 8-yd. TD pass from quarterback Bert Jones to Reese McCall that had given Baltimore a 21-17 lead after coming from behind for the third time.