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Patriots break scoring record, Brady and Moss set season marks

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Passing Peyton

Tom Brady passed Colts QB Peyton Manning's mark for the most touchdown passes in a single season with two touchdowns against the Giants.

Brady, 2007
New England Patriots Touchdowns: 50

Manning, 2004
Indianapolis Colts Touchdowns: 49

Marino, 1984
Miami Dolphins
Touchdowns: 48

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Tom Brady and Randy Moss set NFL single-season records for touchdown passes and touchdown catches, respectively, Saturday night when the New England Patriots stars combined on a 65-yard scoring pass play in the fourth quarter of a 38-35 win over the New York Giants.

The play gave Brady 50 touchdown passes for the season, breaking Peyton Manning's 2004 record of 49. Moss finished the season with 23 touchdown receptions, breaking the mark of Jerry Rice, who did it in 12 games during a strike-marred 1987 season.

The play and subsequent two-point conversion gave the Patriots a 31-28 fourth-quarter lead over the New York Giants and a record 582 points for the season. The old mark was 556 by the 1998 Vikings.

The Patriots finished the season with 589 points.

Brady and Moss earlier combined on a 4-yard touchdown pass. On the second one, Brady ran past safety James Butler, who seemed to reinjure a hamstring on the play. Moss caught the ball and trotted into the end zone.

Brady completed 32-of-42 passes for 356 yards and two touchdowns, breaking the Patriots single-season passing yardage mark in the process. Brady, who entered the game with 4,450 yards this season, broke Drew Bledsoe's record of 4,555 yards set in 1994.

Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press

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