Patriots season retrospective

   Randy Moss caught nine passes from 
  Tom Brady for 183 yards and a touchdown in his New England debut, leading the 
  Patriots to victory. 
  New England Patriots proved they don't need to spy to win. A few brilliant off-season acquisitions are more than enough. 

Tom Brady figured out quickly how to play with Randy Moss. That approach led the Patriots to their third straight rout to open the season.

  Patriots remained one of the NFL's four unbeaten teams by beating the 
  Bengals 34-13 with a performance that showed their versatility. 

Tom Brady tied an NFL record with at least three touchdown passes in his first five games as the Patriots earned another lopsided win.

   In a rare battle of 5-0 teams, the New England 
  Patriots stomped the 
  Dallas Cowboys as badly as everyone else they've faced this season. 

Tom Brady passed for 354 yards and a career-high six touchdowns -- two apiece to Randy Moss and Wes Welker --  for another division win.

   As the 
  Patriots rolled up their highest point total in 28 years, 
  Tom Brady threw his career-high 30th touchdown pass. 
   No running up the score this week. Against the 
  Colts, the 
  Patriots had to struggle just to survive. 
  Patriots are showing no mercy to any opponent, not even the 
  Bills, a team for which coach 
  Bill Belichick has publicly expressed affection. 
  Eagles gave the rest of the NFL a smidgen of hope: they showed that the 
  Patriots can be vulnerable. 
   New England pulled off its great escape to become the sixth team in NFL history to start a season with 12 victories. 

Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes, Randy Moss caught two and Steelers safety Anthony Smith, who guaranteed a win, was burned.

  Patriots found another way to stay unbeaten -- with a running game. And their coach showed a new way to greet his nemesis -- with a smile. 
   Records aren't important to the 
  Patriots, not yet anyway. Not finishing the season at 16-0. Not becoming the highest scoring team in NFL history. 
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