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Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Randy Moss is back, with a G-rated celebration


Randy Moss hauls in his 154th touchdown pass. (Joe Robbins / Getty Images)
This time, Randy Moss did a simpler, less controversial celebration after he scored a touchdown at Lambeau Field.

He merely tucked the ball between his legs and pointed to the name on the back of his jersey.

The low-key celebration — not to be in any way confused with his 2004 “Moon over Lambeau” — marked Moss’s first touchdown since Week 7 of the 2010 season, when he also scored in Lambeau, and helped the San Francisco 49ers to a 30-22 victory over the Green Bay Packers.


See? No controversy. (Andy Lyons / Getty Images)
The TD catch was the 154th of Moss’s career and put him alone in second place behind Jerry Rice on the all-time list. Moss previously had been tied with Terrell Owens, who recently was released after a brief stint with the Seattle Seahawks.

Moss, who did not start Sunday, took 21 snaps (to Mario Manningham’s 29) and had four receptions for 47 yards, including the 14-yard TD. He was, as SFgate.com’s Eric Branch put it, “a willing blocker,” who, on one play, “hit three defenders while blocking on a run play and was flattened as he attempted his final block.”

Said quarterback Alex Smith, who outplayed Aaron Rodgers: “We got what we were looking for and he blew open. His eyes lit up bigger than mine, and he made a great catch.”

But the guy whose celebration stole the show from Moss was 49ers kicker David Akers, who tied the record with a 63-yarder — an eye-popping feat (watch here, via Yahoo) for him.

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