was 44points up on eagles by the 3rd in which the colts scored 14.
September 25, 2000 Jacksonville Jaguars W 43–14
22 points in the 2nd half 0 from jacksonville
December 11, 2000 Buffalo Bills W 44–20
10 points in the last quarter..buffalo didn't score at all in the second half
December 24, 2000 Minnesota Vikings W 31–10
10 points in the last two quarters, vikings didn't score in the second half.
I could keep going but the point is almost every team puts a game away before trying to run the clock out it just so happens that the pats have been a dominant team for a long period in recent memory.