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    For Moss, who finished the day with seven catches for 135 yards, it was the 54th 100-yard receiving day of his 10-year career. That is third-most in NFL history.

    Moss' two-touchdown game gave him 19 TDs for the season, second-most ever for a receiver, behind the 22-touchdown 1987 season of Jerry Rice. Moss passed Sterling Sharpe (1994) and Mark Clayton (1984) for second place; they had 18-touchdown seasons for the Packers and the Dolphins, respectively.

    The 19 scores are also a new franchise record. Last week, Moss tied Curtis Martin's mark of 17; Martin had 14 rushing scores and three receiving in 1996.

    Moss has 1,264 receiving yards for the season, making him just the second player in franchise history to eclipse 1,200 yards; Stanley Morgan's 1,491 yards in 1986 is the team record.


    Brady's four touchdowns gave him 45 for the season, the third-most in NFL history behind Peyton Manning's 49 in 2004 and Dan Marino's 48 in 1984.

    Brady is on pace to throw 55 touchdowns.

    Coming up a yard shy of a 400-yard passing game, Brady has 4,095 yards for the year, the second time he's surpassed 4,000 yards and just the fourth such season in franchise history. Drew Bledsoe threw for 4,000-plus in 1994 and 1996.

    Brady is now 95-26 (.785) overall and 49-10 at home; 22-3 when passing for more than 300 yards; 35-2 on artificial turf; 43-8 after Thanksgiving; 73-3 when leading at halftime; 76-2 when leading after three quarters; and 48-1 when his passer rating is higher than 100 (it was 125.2 Sunday).


    The win was Bill Belichick's 100th as head coach of the Patriots. He is the first New England coach to hit the century mark, and the Pats are 100-39 (.719) since Belichick took over in 2000.


    Wes Welker caught nine passes for 78 yards and a touchdown, and now has 93 receptions for the season.

    The fourth-year vet is the fourth Patriots player with 90 or more catches in a season -- Troy Brown's 101 in 2001 are the team record; Brown also had 97 in 2002. Tight end Ben Coates recorded 96 catches in 1994 and Terry Glenn had 90 in 1996.

    Welker is on pace for 114 receptions.


    By scoring 34 points Sunday, New England has 503 for the season, the 12th time in league history a team has scored 500 or more points. At their current rate of 38.9 points per game, the Patriots would finish with 619 points. The league record is 556 points by the 1998 Minnesota Vikings, a team that, coincidentally, also featured one Randy Moss.


    Of course our priority next week will be securing HFA, and secondly staying healthy, BUT you and I all know that next week will be special.

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