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Randy Moss catches his first touchdown pass in almost two years

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Randy Moss has caught a touchdown pass for the 154th time in his NFL career — and the first time since October 24, 2010.

Alex Smith hit Moss in the end zone for a 14-yard touchdown in the second quarter of the 49ers’ game against the Packers at Lambeau Field, a touchdown catch that moved Moss ahead of Terrell Owens and into sole possession of No. 2 on the all-time receiving touchdowns list. (Moss remains 43 receiving touchdowns behind Jerry Rice.)

Moss’s last touchdown catch was also at Lambeau Field, on a pass thrown by Brett Favre as the Vikings lost to the Packers.

Although he was out of football last year and largely ineffective the year before, Moss looks solid in his debut for the 49ers. He also had a 20-yard catch earlier in the game, and he appears to be running well. San Francisco fans can only hope that Moss keeps playing like this for 16 games. Even if he’s not quite in his prime at age 35, a Randy Moss who merely resembles the Randy Moss of old would be a huge addition to the 49ers.

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33 Responses to “Randy Moss catches his first touchdown pass in almost two years”
  1. iluvbears says: Sep 9, 2012 5:23 PM

    Boom! I hope he catches 3 more today. Super Bowl, homeboy!

  2. grpatriot says: Sep 9, 2012 5:25 PM

    Nobody covered him? Good 4 Moss…

  3. titansfan1950 says: Sep 9, 2012 5:26 PM

    What Florio continues to omit is that Jake Locker is the first casualty of incompetent scab offcials. He was hurt on a play that should clearly have been blown dead, well after the play should have ended. Explain that one away Roger

  4. eastsideballa says: Sep 9, 2012 5:28 PM

    ^^Lions are coming for that ass next week.

  5. rg3savedc says: Sep 9, 2012 5:32 PM

    Wow, 30 minutes later and still no mention of how RGIII and the Skins beat the Saints? Boo…

  6. easternshoresfinest says: Sep 9, 2012 5:37 PM

    Blown coverage.

  7. oblongsphere says: Sep 9, 2012 5:41 PM

    This game is a perfect example why the NFL needs the good refs back.

  8. wherezwaldo says: Sep 9, 2012 5:44 PM

    STRAIGHT CASH HOMIE!!

  9. truetrue85 says: Sep 9, 2012 5:44 PM

    I was really hoping he would “moon” the Packer fans so Joe Buck could get all sad again HAHA.

  10. lordfletcher says: Sep 9, 2012 5:45 PM

    HORRID job by the refs on some of these calls against the 49ers. Packers are getting some calls and crying about everything.

  11. aaronitout says: Sep 9, 2012 5:46 PM

    In other news, how bad are these refs? Both ways there are just some god-awful calls/non-calls happening in this game.

  12. backindasaddle says: Sep 9, 2012 5:54 PM

    Blown coverage. My sister could have caught that.

  13. goldrush36 says: Sep 9, 2012 5:55 PM

    eastsideballa says: Sep 9, 2012 5:28 PM

    ^^Lions are coming for that ass next week.
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    Yeah because you guys really dominated the Rams today at home right?

  14. cheddarisbeddar says: Sep 9, 2012 6:00 PM

    these replacements in this game are horrible. the roughing the passer flag on CMIII was atrocious, and they are missing blatant false starts. terrible calls going against both teams. bring the real refs back already Roger.

  15. backindasaddle says: Sep 9, 2012 6:05 PM

    What Florio continues to omit is that Jake Locker is the first casualty of incompetent scab offcials. He was hurt on a play that should clearly have been blown dead, well after the play should have ended. Explain that one away Roger
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    That play should not have been blown dead. The receiver caught the ball, pulled it into his body and controlled it. The ball came out after he controlled it and after he was hit. The only reason it was not called a fumble is because he didn’t get both feet to the ground before the ball came out. You can argue the call if you want, but please, don’t make it sound like it was a no brainer bad call by the officials. They did the correct thing by NOT calling it dead and then reviewing it. Jake Locker got hurt because he’s a QB, and like most QB’s, is ill-suited to that kind of violent physical contact.

  16. judsonjr says: Sep 9, 2012 6:10 PM

    These refs have been pretty ugly. Not sure it’s mattered in the scoreboard, but it may be the first time I’ve ever seen three missed false starts on consecutive plays.

  17. flash1283 says: Sep 9, 2012 6:10 PM

    Rtitansfan1950 says:
    Sep 9, 2012 5:17 PM
    What Florio continues to omit is that Jake Locker is the first casualty of incompetent scab offcials. He was hurt on a play that should clearly have been blown dead, well after the play should have ended. Explain that one away Roger

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    No way!!!

    That was to fast to tell if it was a catch or not without the replay.

    The officials (replacement or REAL) are trained to call it a catch if they are uncertain then let it go to review.

     

  18. backindasaddle says: Sep 9, 2012 6:12 PM

    …… Also, the current officials are people…not “scabs”. The union officials are not working because they CHOOSE to not be working. These current officials have already improved in leaps and bounds. The longer this union holdout continues the more apparent it will become that these current officials are perfectly capable of replacing the union Prima Donnas.

  19. slumdog66 says: Sep 9, 2012 6:12 PM

    The same lions that squeezed by the rams? Bring it.

  20. andrewproughcfe says: Sep 9, 2012 6:27 PM

    Good! Now Hines Ward won’t have to share his HOF induction ceremony with a no-rings loser like Moss.

    Now, if only someone can get T.O. and Ocho back on the field for a single play this season, the entire no-rings circus will skip town in 2016.

  21. tatum064 says: Sep 9, 2012 6:37 PM

    Anybody still doubt that Niners defense?

  22. patswillreign says: Sep 9, 2012 6:43 PM

    Still doing it to the Packers…lol

  23. titansfan1950 says: Sep 9, 2012 6:54 PM

    What Florio continues to omit is that Jake Locker is the first casualty of incompetent scab offcials. He was hurt on a play that should clearly have been blown dead, well after the play should have ended. Explain that one away Roger

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    No way!!!

    That was to fast to tell if it was a catch or not without the replay.

    The officials (replacement or REAL) are trained to call it a catch if they are uncertain then let it go to review.

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    For those of you who don’t agree, and don’t know the rules, I’ll refer you to the Calvin Johnson example. To be a completed catch the ball must be controlled all the way to the ground. In a situation where the receiver goes up to catch a ball then goes immediately to the ground(which this is) the ball must be controlled the entire time for it to be a catch. Either way there are only two correct ways to call it. A catch and down by contact, or incomplete. In no universe could this be a catch and a fumble.

  24. fuzzynuts55 says: Sep 9, 2012 7:49 PM

    Who cares! Moss is a loser..

  25. The Prophet says: Sep 9, 2012 8:44 PM

    I feel like Randy Moss has more receiving TD’s in Lambeau Field than anybody … including Packer receivers!

  26. soma27 says: Sep 9, 2012 9:03 PM

    Call me an armchair coach all you want but I’ve played enough football to know when a wr is getting seperation and and giving you the best chance to win and you keep him on the sideline most of your crucial plays ? I want the 49ers and moss to go all the way but terrible coaching they got lucky the pack didn’t come back and win it..they need to use moss more..all he did was.get open..terrible coaching

  27. baymac408 says: Sep 9, 2012 9:18 PM

    Thank you Haters!! Randy had a good game and we will smash on our way through the playoffs!! Lions getting smashed next weekend!! Sissy team rude awakening when you come to the BAY and I’m talking SAN FRANSISCO!! Let’s get it NINERS!!

  28. jboyxl73 says: Sep 9, 2012 9:26 PM

    I agree they should have at least attempted to involve Moss more he watched that game the defense and great plays by the team won that game not Alex Smith it was almost like he was afraid to test Moss he has a great new toy but he left it in the box ….

  29. bubba9er says: Sep 10, 2012 3:00 PM

    You could hear that in Troy Aikman’s commentary. He would see the 1 on 1 coverage on Randy pre snap, and immediately say something about “If (he was) the quarterback and got Randy Moss in single coverage, that (he) would like (his) chances in that matchup.”

  30. eastcoastninerfan says: Sep 10, 2012 5:03 PM

    backindasaddle says:
    Sep 9, 2012 5:54 PM
    Blown coverage. My sister could have caught that.

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    More like……..nevermind, too easy

  31. 4ever9er says: Sep 11, 2012 12:57 AM

    @soma27….
    You are a Armchair QB, there is a reason no one is blowing your phone up to Coach anything.
    1. Moss wasn’t always open

    2. He’s not an every down player anymore, did you see when he laid down after the catch over the middle?

    3. He’s 35 years old and not a Jerry Rice 35 years old!

    4. The 49ers are a team and they play team football, which means they are not going to Target Moss on every play so you can get fantasy points!

  32. 4ever9er says: Sep 11, 2012 1:13 AM

    bubba9er says: Sep 10, 2012 3:00 PM

    You could hear that in Troy Aikman’s commentary. He would see the 1 on 1 coverage on Randy pre snap, and immediately say something about “If (he was) the quarterback and got Randy Moss in single coverage, that (he) would like (his) chances in that matchup.”
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    What he (Aikman) should have said is that is what he would have done 5 years ago. Randy wasn’t going full speed on a number of those plays, he was a decoy and he acted like it.
    Randy Moss will have a good season, but don’t expect him to get 8-10 targets a game (unless someone just plan forgets to cover him.)

  33. soma27 says: Sep 11, 2012 11:41 AM

    @4ever9er…get off rice he was not as talented as moss..and yes moss worked his ass off and still does but thank you for proving my point…now assuming you watched the game how about the deep post he ran where as soon as he made his cut he blew past the safety and had no one around him. My point is he was getting a ton of seperation hence why he was so open on his catches and they didn’t utilize it..their d doesn’t have to bail the o out anymore but they had to cuz of the coaching ..how many times did they almost give the game away cuz they had to keep punting? Exactly that’s what they could have avoided by keeping him in there esp on run plays..did he or did he not keep the safeties back when he was in there ? Exactly they crowded the box when he was out …bad coaching he coulda kept getting them first downs

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