1:00 PM ET, November 23, 2008
Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL
MIAMI -- The standards are awfully high for the New England Patriots, who were annoyed Sunday by a handful of penalties, a couple of turnovers and the necessity to punt once.By the way, they beat the Miami Dolphins 48-28."At times we sputtered," receiver Randy Moss said with a straight face. "We've got a little work to do."
• The Patriots' Matt Cassel threw for 415 yards to become the fifth quarterback since the 1970 merger to throw for 400-plus yards in consecutive games (first since Billy Volek in 2004).
• The Patriots also recorded consecutive 500-plus yard games of total offense for the first time since the merger (1970) as they totaled 530 yards (they had 511 vs. the Jets last week).
• New England's Randy Moss recorded his seventh career three-touchdown game (first since scoring four at Buffalo in Week 11 last season) while catching eight passes for 125 yards.
• In his two career games at the Dolphins, Moss has 247 receiving yards and five TDs.
-- ESPN research
Dolphins WR Greg Camarillo left the game in the second half with a knee injury and did not return. T Jake Long left with an ankle injury but did return. ... Cassel is the fifth NFL quarterback to throw for 400 yards in consecutive games. The others: Dan Fouts, Dan Marino, Phil Simms and Billy Volek. ... Moss moved into third place on the NFL career list with 132 touchdown catches. ... New England's 530 yards were the most allowed by Miami since Dec. 30, 1995.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||7.6||6.3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||3-5||4-4|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||10:13||Stephen Gostkowski 30 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 8 plays, 48 yds, 4:52
|TD||5:29||Greg Camarillo 3 Yard Pass From Chad Pennington (Dan Carpenter Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 42 yds, 1:48
|TD||15:00||Matt Cassel 8 Yard Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 74 yds, 5:29
|TD||5:16||Chad Pennington 7 Yard Run (Dan Carpenter Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 72 yds, 7:12
|TD||2:24||Randy Moss 25 Yard Pass From Matt Cassel (Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 63 yds, 2:51
|TD||11:35||Casey Cramer 2 Yard Pass From Chad Pennington (Dan Carpenter Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 82 yds, 3:32
|TD||6:19||Randy Moss 8 Yard Pass From Matt Cassel (Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 78 yds, 5:16
|TD||0:08||Kevin Faulk 21 Yard Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 87 yds, 1:30
|TD||13:19||Ricky Williams 13 Yard Pass From Chad Pennington (Dan Carpenter Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 69 yds, 1:49
|TD||8:59||Randy Moss 29 Yard Pass From Matt Cassel (Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 80 yds, 4:19
|FG||7:12||Stephen Gostkowski 30 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, 5 yds, 1:27
|TD||0:40||Benjarvus Green-Ellis 1 Yard Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 44 yds, 3:27