A look at Sunday night's game.

Who's hot

Randy Moss: Destroyed the Bills again, this time with four TD catches (a franchise record for a full game) in the first half alone. The first scoring grab (No. 13 on the season for him) set a single-season franchise record, breaking Stanley Morgan's 1979 mark of 12. Moss even played defensive back (deep center field) as the Pats knocked down a Hail Mary on the final play of the first half.

Laurence Maroney: Running back had only 19 yards on six carries but he finally ended his touchdown drought with his first score of the season – an easy 6-yard jaunt up the middle on the Pats' first drive.

Randall Gay: Notched his third interception of the season, tying Junior Seau for second most on the team behind Asante Samuel (4)

Adalius Thomas: Playing outside linebacker in the 4-3 scheme, he recorded his first full sack as Patriot on the Bills' second play from scrimmage. Thomas finished with 2.5 sacks.

Tom Brady: Five more TD passes, giving him 38 for the season and 185 for his career. He has surpassed Steve Grogan (182) as the franchise's all-time leader in TD passes.

Chad Jackson: Second-year receiver, who began the season on the PUP list, was active for the first time. He returned the second-half kickoff 15 yards.

Who's not

Kevin Faulk: Third-down back suffered what the team said was a head injury in the second quarter and did not return. Fullback Heath Evans took over his duties. Tedy Bruschi also was shaken up but he returned to the game.

Ellis Hobbs: Cornerback was beaten deep on Roscoe Parrish's 47-yard TD catch in the first quarter. He redeemed himself with a 35-yard fumble return for a score in the fourth quarter and then successfully defended a deep throw to Lee Evans.

Mike Vrabel: This isn't a reflection of his play, but the team's sack leader was the odd man out at linebacker as the Patriots opened in a 4-3 look. He eventually hit the field and had three tackles and a sack.

Donte' Stallworth: OK, we're nitpicking here, but he did have an uncharacteristic drop on the second drive, whiffing on an in-stride throw that might have gone for a 56-yard TD.

Turning point

It came early. After an inspirational pregame message from injured Bills TE Kevin Everett was broadcast on the stadium scoreboard, Buffalo got a 16-yard pass play from J.P. Losman to Lee Evans on the game's first play from scrimmage. Any momentum the Bills were trying to build was snuffed out on the next two plays - a 9-yard sack by Thomas and Gay's INT.

Two plays after Gay's pick, Maroney darted in for the opening score and the Bills were fighting an uphill battle the rest of the night.

Did you notice?

RG Stephen Neal's chronic shoulder injury flared up again as he was inactive for the fourth time this season. He also missed Weeks 2-4. Russ Hochstein got the start, but Billy Yates also saw time at Neal's spot. Toss in C Dan Koppen missing the Browns win in Week 5 and the Pats have had their offensive line intact for only five of their 10 games.

Bottom line

After rallying to beat the Colts the last time out, the Pats reverted back to the 2007 script by blowing the Bills up in the first half. Most of this season has looked like the varsity against the JV.

Up next

The Patriots will be prime-time darlings again when they host the Eagles (5-5) Sunday night in the teams' first meeting since the Pats won Super Bowl XXXIX, 24-21, in Jacksonville to cap the 2004 season. Philly lost QB Donovan McNabb to an ankle injury in the second quarter yesterday but still kept the Dolphins winless with a 17-7 home win. X-rays on McNabb were negative and he could start against the Pats.