1:00 PM ET, December 21, 2008
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England is peaking in time for the postseason, whipping Arizona 47-7 with a blizzard of points on a snow-covered field Sunday.It won't keep the Cardinals out of the playoffs. And it might not be enough to get the Patriots in."We have no one to be frustrated with but ourselves," Patriots guard Logan Mankins said. "We lost five games."
• The Patriots have won five straight against the Cardinals and 15 straight regular-season games against NFC teams.
• The Cardinals trailed 31-0 at half and were down 28-0 at half last week. The Cardinals are first team since the 1961 Raiders to trail 28-0 or worse at half in consecutive games. They're also the first team in NFL history to trail by 30-plus points at halftime twice, and still make playoffs that season (trailed 34-0 at Jets).
• The Patriots' LaMont Jordan, who scored twice in a quarter for first time in his career, had his first multi-touchdown game since 2005.
• Arizona's Kurt Warner threw for a season-low 30 yards (previous low was 192, Week 3 at Redskins).
-- ESPN research
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Gostkowski set a Patriots single-season record with his 34th field goal, breaking the mark of 32 set by Tony Franklin in 1986. ... The Cardinals have been outscored 167-70 in their last four losses. ... Moss tied Marshall Faulk for sixth in NFL history with his 136th touchdown. ... Arizona had just four first downs and 45 total yards through three quarters.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.7||6.3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||08:57||LaMont Jordan 1 Yd Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||0||7|
|TD||03:46||LaMont Jordan 3 Yd Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||0||14|
|TD||12:04||Kevin Faulk 15 Yd Pass From Matt Cassel (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||0||21|
|TD||01:52||Wes Welker 11 Yd Pass From Matt Cassel (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||0||28|
|FG||00:02||Stephen Gostkowski 38 Yd||0||31|
|TD||14:41||Randy Moss 76 Yd Pass From Matt Cassel (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||0||38|
|FG||08:20||Stephen Gostkowski 35 Yd||0||41|
|FG||03:31||Stephen Gostkowski 24 Yd||0||44|
|FG||14:51||Stephen Gostkowski 30 Yd||0||47|
|TD||06:17||Larry Fitzgerald 78 Yd Pass From Matt Leinart (Neil Rackers Kick)||7||47|