The champagne stayed on ice all season long for the 1972 Miami Dolphins, as the New England Patriots rallied from 12 points down in the second half to beat the New York Giants, 38-35, becoming the first NFL team to finish a regular season 16-0. Tom Brady completed 32-of-42 passes for 356 yards and two touchdowns for the Patriots (16-0), who became the first team since the 1972 Dolphins to finish a regular season without a loss. Bradys second scoring pass was his 50th of the season, putting him past Peyton Mannings record of 49, set in 2004. Randy Moss gained 100 yards on six grabs with two scores, and his second touchdown was his 23rd of the season, breaking Jerry Rices record of 22. Rice set that in only 12 games, though, in the strike-shortened 1987 campaign. Laurence Maroney rushed for 46 yards on 19 carries and two scores. The Patriots now have two weeks to rest and prepare for the playoffs, where they will seek to become the first team in NFL history to finish a season 19-0. The 1972 Dolphins went on to win Super Bowl VII, and finish the season 17-0. Eli Manning completed 22-of-32 passes for 251 yards, with four touchdowns but one crucial interception for the Giants (10-6), who will visit NFC South champion-Tampa Bay next weekend in the wild-card round of the playoffs. Plaxico Burress had two TD catches among his four grabs for 84 yards, and Kevin Boss, filling in for the injured Jeremy Shockey, had four grabs for 50 yards and a score. Brandon Jacobs gained 67 yards on 15 carries on the ground, and had five catches for 44 yards and a score for the Giants.