|Patriots WR Randy Moss adding to his record haul|
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|Monday, 19 November 2007 18:24|
The New England receiver has 16 TDs in 10 games with the Patriots, breaking Stanley Morgan's team mark of 12 from 1979.
Moss, who set a career high with 17 TDs in 1998 and matched it in 2003, is six short of Jerry Rice's NFL record for a single season.
``I've never been a fan of records,'' Moss said. ``I learned at a young age that records are made to be broken. I've never lived on records or getting my name in the record book or anything like that. We have a goal and the goal is to still be playing in January.''
Moss caught four touchdown passes in the first half of the Patriots' 56-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday night on receptions of 43, 16, 6 and 17 yards.
All for a fourth-round draft pick the Patriots were willing to risk on a player who developed a reputation as a troublemaker in Minnesota and Oakland.
``I'm glad we have Randy Moss, let's put it that way. I'm glad we got him,'' coach Bill Belichick said Monday. ``As a head coach, (I've) never had a better receiver than Randy. I've been on teams that have had a lot of other good receivers, but he's very good and he's been good for this football team.''
The Patriots (10-0) are cruising through the regular season and are favored to win their fourth Super Bowl in seven years. Moss never played in the NFL title game in his first nine seasons.
``I'm still in awe,'' Moss said about leaving the woeful Raiders for the Patriots. ``I'm still in a dream, man, and I'm loving every second of it. It's too good to be true. I'm with the Patriots. What else do you want?''
He had 10 catches for 128 yards on Sunday night to put him over 1,000 yards for the season.
``They (the touchdowns) weren't necessarily intended for him,'' quarterback Tom Brady said. ``I just try to throw it to the open guy and if he's the open guy, he gets it. I thought we spread the ball around pretty well.''
The Patriots have won nine of their 10 games by 17 points or more and have averaged 41.1 points.
Safety Rodney Harrison has had a pretty good view of the offensive prowess.
``I've never experienced it in my 14-year career, not until now,'' he said. ``It's unbelievable watching those guys execute. It makes our job a lot easier, and as a defense we just sit back and say 'wow.'''