4:15 PM ET, December 14, 2008
O.co Coliseum, Oakland, CA
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Randy Moss pointed to his name on the back of his jersey after each touchdown catch, as if he needed to introduce himself to the fans who rarely saw that kind of performance in his two seasons in Oakland.Moss caught two of Matt Cassel's career-high four touchdown passes in his first game against the Raiders since his trade to New England last season, leading the Patriots to a 49-26 victory Sunday.
• The Patriots won for the 10th straight time in the month of December.
• New England's 277 rushing yards was its biggest output of the season.
• Randy Moss had five catches for 67 yards and two touchdowns in his first game in Oakland since leaving the Raiders.
• The Raiders fell to 3-11 and have lost four straight home games.
-- ESPN research
Commissioner Roger Goodell attended the game. ... New England's 277 yards rushing were its most since getting 281 against Cincinnati in 1985. ... The only time the Raiders allowed more points at home came in a 55-21 loss to San Diego in 1981.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.9||5.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||10:23||Kevin Faulk 7 Yd Pass From Matt Cassel (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||7||0|
|TD||07:57||Randy Moss 20 Yd Pass From Matt Cassel (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||14||0|
|TD||03:43||Sammy Morris 29 Yd Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||21||0|
|TD||01:34||Johnnie Lee Higgins 56 Yd Pass From JaMarcus Russell (Sebastian Janikowski Kick)||21||7|
|TD||13:12||Wes Welker 13 Yd Pass From Matt Cassel (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||28||7|
|TD||12:59||Justin Miller 91 Yd Kickoff Return (Sebastian Janikowski Kick)||28||14|
|TD||12:46||Ellis Hobbs III 95 Yd Kickoff Return (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||35||14|
|TD||11:36||Randy Moss 9 Yd Pass From Matt Cassel (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||42||14|
|TD||05:01||Ronald Curry 10 Yd Pass From JaMarcus Russell (Pat Blocked)||42||20|
|TD||06:09||LaMont Jordan 49 Yd Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||49||20|
|TD||01:53||Darren McFadden 11 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)||49||26|