1:00 PM ET, October 4, 2009
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
Brady and Moss finally connect in end zone as Patriots hold off Ravens
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Mark Clayton got open and waited for the fourth-down pass that could keep the Ravens' chances alive.
Tom's Third-Down Struggles
Tom Brady might have won the game, but he struggled on third-down plays. He was outplayed on that down by second-year quarterback Joe Flacco. Flacco had eight first downs to just one by Brady.
-- ESPN Stats and Information
• The Patriots won for the 18th straight time that Tom Brady has started a game at home including the postseason.
• Willis McGahee has now scored a touchdown in six straight regular-season games.
• Tom Brady and Randy Moss connected on a touchdown for the first time since Super Bowl XLII.
• Brady finished 21-for-32 for 258 yards, while completing passes to nine different receivers.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Brady completed 21-of-32 passes for 258 yards, one TD and no interceptions. Flacco went 27-for-47 for 264 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. ... Moss' touchdown was his 137th, breaking a tie with Marshall Faulk and moving into sixth place in NFL history. ... Suggs set a club record with 437 sack yards on the sack that resulted in a touchdown. ... Baltimore held its 39th straight opponent without a 100-yard rusher, the longest current streak in the NFL. ... Patriots WR Wes Welker returned after missing two games with a knee injury and had five catches.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.5||4.9|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-4||3-5|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||0|
|FG||13:38||Stephen Gostkowski 32 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, -2 yds, 1:20
|TD||7:04||Derrick Mason 20 Yard Pass From Joe Flacco (Steven Hauschka Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 15 plays, 81 yds, 6:35
|TD||14:16||Tom Brady 1 Yard Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 14 plays, 76 yds, 7:51
|TD||4:02||Sammy Morris 12 Yard Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 63 yds, 2:54
|TD||6:27||Dwan Edwards Fumble Recovery (Steven Hauschka Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 0 yds, 0:00
|TD||2:31||Randy Moss 14 Yard Pass From Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 79 yds, 3:52
|TD||14:22||Willis Mcgahee 13 Yard Pass From Joe Flacco (Steven Hauschka Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 80 yds, 3:10
|FG||7:14||Stephen Gostkowski 33 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 15 plays, 59 yds, 7:07