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.
FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 4: Randy Moss #81 of the New England Patriots adjust his pink gloves, worn to support...(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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|
Comp - Att
Yards per pass
Sacks - Yards Lost
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-4||3-5|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||0|
|FG||13:34||Stephen Gostkowski 32 Yd||0||3|
|TD||06:59||Derrick Mason 20 Yd Pass From Joe Flacco (Steven Hauschka Kick)||7||3|
|TD||14:08||Tom Brady 1 Yd Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||7||10|
|TD||03:57||Sammy Morris 12 Yd Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||7||17|
|TD||06:19||Dwan Edwards Recovered Fumble In End Zone (Steven Hauschka Kick)||14||17|
|TD||02:27||Randy Moss 14 Yd Pass From Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||14||24|
|TD||14:17||Willis McGahee 13 Yd Pass From Joe Flacco (Steven Hauschka Kick)||21||24|
|FG||07:10||Stephen Gostkowski 33 Yd||21||27|
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