After McCourty broke up a pass intended for Plaxico Burress, Moore launched into his teammate from the opposite direction, leading with his helmet. Moore, a rookie signed off the practice squad this week and starting his first NFL game in place of injured Patrick Chung, didn't make much contact with Burress, but was still flagged for a personal foul for unnecessary roughness.
McCourty was attended to by Patriots trainers before walking off the field. He soon returned to the locker room, holding his right arm steady. New England deemed his return questionable.
Antwaun Molden took McCourty's place at cornerback.