the patriots were up by 7 and not six. i personally feel that the call was right, but based on the score punt the ball away, because now a touchdown beats you.

this is also another thought. BB may have thought that if the 4 down fails, and the colts score quickly with a short field maybe time would be left on the clock for the patriots to have the ball last. punting it away uses more time off of the clock, leaving no time for the patriots.

i also agree with some posters, left addai score, give yourself a chance with the ball last.