1:00 PM ET, October 26, 2008
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Short-handed but sure-handed, the New England Patriots grabbed another win.Kevin Faulk grasped a 15-yard touchdown pass just inbounds with 3:13 left -- holding onto the ball despite being hit by St. Louis linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa -- and the Patriots had their go-ahead touchdown with 3:13 left.
• The Patriots won their 12th straight home game against the NFC, tying the Jaguars for the longest active home win streak against interconference opponents.
• Randy Moss had seven receptions for 102 yards; his first catch of the day enabled him to become the 20th player in NFL history with 800 career receptions. Moss hits the milestone in his 161st career game (fifth fastest in NFL history).
• Wes Welker, who also had seven catches, became only the fourth player in NFL history with at least six catches in each of his team's first seven games of a season.
-- ESPN research
Moss had seven catches for 102 yards, his 58th game with at least 100. Marvin Harrison is second in NFL history with 59. ... The Rams played for the first time in Gillette Stadium, which opened in 2002. The Patriots are 24-4 against first-time visitors there. ... Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs left the game in the fourth quarter with a shoulder injury.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.6||5.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||08:49||Josh Brown 20 Yd||3||0|
|TD||01:43||Benjarvus Green-Ellis 2 Yd Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||3||7|
|TD||14:14||Donnie Avery 69 Yd Pass From Marc Bulger (Josh Brown Kick)||10||7|
|FG||01:49||Stephen Gostkowski 30 Yd||10||10|
|FG||00:00||Stephen Gostkowski 27 Yd||10||13|
|FG||08:03||Josh Brown 44 Yd||13||13|
|FG||12:25||Josh Brown 25 Yd||16||13|
|FG||08:22||Stephen Gostkowski 41 Yd||16||16|
|TD||03:13||Kevin Faulk 15 Yd Pass From Matt Cassel (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||16||23|