4:15 PM ET, October 5, 2008
Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA
Pats rebound from Dolphins loss, march into San Francisco to sink 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO -- Randy Moss streaked downfield with more urgency than he ever showed during two years playing on the other side of the Bay, grabbing Matt Cassel's stellar throw and speeding away for a dynamic score before the first quarter was even half over.The New England Patriots didn't forget how to win just because their regular-season winning streak is over. From Moss' dynamic 66-yard TD catch to Kevin Faulk's gutsy fourth-down score on a direct snap, the Patriots were back in their usual October form, even in an unusual place.
• The Patriots have now won 12 straight regular-season games against NFC competition dating back to 2005.
• With two TD receptions, Isaac Bruce now has 88 for his career, passing Andre Reed (87) and tying Don Maynard for ninth all-time.
• The Patriots snapped a streak of four straight games scoring less than 20 points.
• New England dominated on third down conversions, going 8-for-17, while the 49ers went just 1-for-9.
-- ESPN research
Moss had his 57th 100-yard receiving game, the third-most in NFL history. He's within two of Indianapolis' Marvin Harrison, who hasn't had a 100-yard game this season. ... New England has won in every NFL city except Washington. ... Niners LB Patrick Willis had 18 tackles.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.7||4.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-3||3-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||9:05||Frank Gore, 16 yd pass from J.T. O'Sullivan (Joe Nedney kick is good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 30 yds, 1:35
|TD||7:44||Randy Moss, 66 yd pass from Matt Cassel (Stephen Gostkowski kick is good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 68 yds, 1:22
|TD||5:31||Isaac Bruce, 6 yd pass from J.T. O'Sullivan (Joe Nedney kick is good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 64 yds, 2:10
|FG||5:27||Stephen Gostkowski 35 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 13 plays, 40 yds, 6:16
|TD||0:09||Kevin Faulk, 2 yd run (Stephen Gostkowski kick is good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 80 yds, 2:58
|TD||5:30||Kevin Faulk, 2 yd run (Stephen Gostkowski kick is good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 24 yds, 2:34
|FG||14:57||Stephen Gostkowski 40 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 8 plays, 37 yds, 3:21
|TD||10:29||Isaac Bruce, 5 yd pass from J.T. O'Sullivan (Joe Nedney kick is good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 80 yds, 4:31
|FG||4:47||Stephen Gostkowski 49 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 10 plays, 41 yds, 5:40