Moss gives 49ers an early lead

AP

Randy Moss has done this before.

What it makes you wonder is where it’s been, or whether the 49ers were just saving him.

Moss just gave his team a 7-0 lead over the Patriots, with a vintage performance in New England. His 24-yard touchdown reception actually paled in comparison to hanging onto a shorter route earlier, when he was doubled up by Patriots defenders.

Moss had 21 catches and two touchdowns for the 49ers entering tonight, not a huge contribution. Of course, this is the same guy who caught 47 touchdowns for the Patriots from 2007-09, so they know he can do it.