Sunday, November 15, 2009
Brady, Moss scorching Colts secondary
By Tim Graham
INDIANAPOLIS -- Through eight games, the Indianapolis Colts had given up a touchdown on six plays or fewer a grand total of one time.
The New England Patriots have whacked them for two such touchdowns Sunday night and lead 17-7 in the second quarter.
Tom Brady and Randy Moss were the perpetrators each time. Moss broke free in the Colts secondary in the first quarter, and Brady made it hurt with a well-placed pass that let Moss go for 55 yards. That set up Laurence Maroney's 1-yard touchdown run.
That drive took six plays.
New England's next touchdown happened in two plays.
Moss then made a spectacular 63-yard touchdown catch on a high, arcing throw. Colts safety Antoine Bethea had perfect coverage, matching Moss stride for stride and getting his arm in between Moss' hands. But Moss seized the ball and tucked it away as he stumbled into the end zone.
Moss has four catches for 144 yards and a touchdown that broke his tie with Terrell Owens for second place on the all-time receiving touchdowns list. Moss has 141, still 56 behind Jerry Rice.