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Sunday, October 31, 2010
Randy Moss loves and misses the Patriots

By Tim Graham

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots are 6-1, while the Minnesota Vikings' playoff hopes are on life support.

Do you think Randy Moss regrets elbowing his way out of New England?

Randy Moss
Randy Moss (84) chatted with Patriots owner Robert Kraft before Sunday's game.
Moss held a bizarre news conference after the Patriots beat the Vikings 28-18 in his return to Gillette Stadium. He had one catch for 8 yards.

Moss sure sounded sorry he wasn't a Patriot anymore. Without fielding a single question, he praised Bill Belichick as the greatest coach of all-time, criticized Vikings head coach Brad Childress for not kicking a field goal at the end of the first half and bemoaned the organization for not listening to his inside info on the Patriots' schemes.

NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert attended Moss' news conference and transcribed the entire soliloquy, which was almost entirely about his affection for the Patriots.

"Definitely down that we lost this game because I didn't expect us to lose this game knowing that we had a few things that we had to clean up," Moss said while winding down his speech. "But like I said, they played a good game. I wish we could have had that three at the end of the half. Maybe it could have been different. Maybe not.

"I don't know how many more times I'm going to be up here in New England, but I'm going to leave the New England Patriots, Coach Belichick, man, with a salute. Man, I love you guys. I miss you. I'm out."