FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Watching Tom Brady and Randy Moss stomp over any and all comers has some locals here predicting a potential perfect season for their beloved New England Patriots.
Given that the only NFL team to run the table was the 1972 Miami Dolphins, the odds suggest the Pats will experience a hiccup somewhere along the way.
But after seeing Brady almost flawlessly play pitch-and-catch with his new 6-foot-4 toy for the third consecutive week, it certainly is an interesting concept to ponder.
The enigmatic Moss made five grabs for 115 yards during the Patriots' 38-7 thumping of the hapless Buffalo Bills yesterday, making him the first player in NFL history to record three consecutive 100-yard receiving games in his first three games with a team (rookie or veteran).
Moss ran his season total for touchdowns to five by scoring twice against Buffalo, including a brilliant 45-yard snatch over Bills defensive back Jabari Greer in the fourth quarter.
"I got Mossed," Greer said.
Brady, meanwhile, set a single-game career high with a 150.9 passer rating and tied a career high with four touchdown passes. Brady has led the Pats to 38-point explosions in all three of their games.
"I just throw it up as high as I can and put it only where he can get it," said Brady, who finished 23-of-29 for 311 yards. "My job is easy -- just throw it up there.
"He's a mismatch every time he's out there when it's one-on-one."
The Patriots have scored points in an incredible 29 consecutive quarters dating back to last season.
Should they keep up that pace, perhaps that idea of a perfect season might not seem as crazy.