Nov. 23, 1987

The Patriots evened their record at 5-5 with a 24-0 pasting of the Indianapolis Colts at Sullivan Stadium.

The cost of that win proved to be a bit steep.

Defensive back Raymond Clayborn suffered ligament damage to his left and had surgery on it a few hours after the game. His availability for the remainder of the season was considered doubtful, at best.

In one of the gutsier performances of the season came from defensive end Garin Veris, who spent the previous night in the hospital after a bad reaction to a cortisone shot on his injured left shoulder.

Strong safety Jim Bowman may have topped them both – even if it may not have been the smartest of long-term decisions. After suffering a concussion in the first half, Bowman came back in the second half. He ended the day with two fumble recoveries and an interception.

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