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Patriots set scoring record, Brady and Moss set season marks

12/30/2007

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Tom Brady and Randy Moss set
single-season records for touchdown passes and TD catches,
respectively, Saturday night when the New England Patriots stars
combined on a 65-yard scoring pass play in the fourth quarter.

The play gave Brady 50 TD passes for the season, breaking Peyton
Manning's 2004 record of 49. Moss now has 23 catches, breaking the
mark of Jerry Rice, who did it in 12 games during a strike-marred
1987 season.

The play and subsequent two-point conversion gave the Patriots a
31-28 fourth-quarter lead over the New York Giants and a record 582
points for the season. The old mark was 556 by the 1998 Vikings.

Brady and Moss earlier combined on a 4-yard touchdown pass. On
the second one, Brady ran past safety James Butler, who seemed to
reinjure a hamstring on the play. Moss caught the ball and trotted
into the end zone.