Sunday, December 30, 2007

Perfect Patriots

The New England Patriots completed the NFL's first unbeaten 16-game season by turning around a 28-16 deficit to beat the New York Giants 38-35. The Patriots are only the second team in NFL history to complete a perfect season since The Miami Dolphins set a 14-0 record in 1972.

Quarterback Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes to wide receiver Randy Moss to set up the historic victory. Brady said: "We're going to enjoy this. It only happens once every 35 years."

The two touchdowns helped set single-season records for touchdown passes and catches respectively. Brady's two scoring passes gave him 50 for the season, eclipsing the previous mark of 49 set by Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts in 2004.

Moss's catches gave him 23 for the season which broke the previous best set by Jerry Rice in 1987.

The Patriots now face the play-offs in January aiming to match the 1972 Dolphins team whose perfect season included winning the Superbowl.

2 comments:

yellowdog granny said...

they're perfect alright..perfect assholes

dom said...

Ha!
I went to Charlotte a few weeks back to watch the Panthers trash the 49ers ... shame they didn't play like that all season.