1:00 PM ET, November 23, 2008
Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL
MIAMI -- The standards are awfully high for the New England Patriots, who were annoyed Sunday by a handful of penalties, a couple of turnovers and the necessity to punt once.By the way, they beat the Miami Dolphins 48-28."At times we sputtered," receiver Randy Moss said with a straight face. "We've got a little work to do."
• The Patriots' Matt Cassel threw for 415 yards to become the fifth quarterback since the 1970 merger to throw for 400-plus yards in consecutive games (first since Billy Volek in 2004).
• The Patriots also recorded consecutive 500-plus yard games of total offense for the first time since the merger (1970) as they totaled 530 yards (they had 511 vs. the Jets last week).
• New England's Randy Moss recorded his seventh career three-touchdown game (first since scoring four at Buffalo in Week 11 last season) while catching eight passes for 125 yards.
• In his two career games at the Dolphins, Moss has 247 receiving yards and five TDs.
-- ESPN research
Dolphins WR Greg Camarillo left the game in the second half with a knee injury and did not return. T Jake Long left with an ankle injury but did return. ... Cassel is the fifth NFL quarterback to throw for 400 yards in consecutive games. The others: Dan Fouts, Dan Marino, Phil Simms and Billy Volek. ... Moss moved into third place on the NFL career list with 132 touchdown catches. ... New England's 530 yards were the most allowed by Miami since Dec. 30, 1995.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||7.6||6.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||10:08||Stephen Gostkowski 30 Yd||3||0|
|TD||05:23||Greg Camarillo 3 Yd Pass From Chad Pennington (Dan Carpenter Kick)||3||7|
|TD||14:54||Matt Cassel 8 Yd Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||10||7|
|TD||05:05||Chad Pennington 7 Yd Run (Dan Carpenter Kick)||10||14|
|TD||02:14||Randy Moss 25 Yd Pass From Matt Cassel (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||17||14|
|TD||11:28||Casey Cramer 2 Yd Pass From Chad Pennington (Dan Carpenter Kick)||17||21|
|TD||06:12||Randy Moss 8 Yd Pass From Matt Cassel (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||24||21|
|TD||00:00||Kevin Faulk 21 Yd Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||31||21|
|TD||13:11||Ricky Williams 13 Yd Pass From Chad Pennington (Dan Carpenter Kick)||31||28|
|TD||08:52||Randy Moss 29 Yd Pass From Matt Cassel (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||38||28|
|FG||07:08||Stephen Gostkowski 30 Yd||41||28|
|TD||00:37||BenJarvus Green-Ellis 1 Yd Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||48||28|