TOM BRADY BECOMES SIXTH NFL PLAYER TO REACH 4,000 COMPLETIONS
Tom Brady (4,021) became the sixth player in NFL history reach 4,000 completions.
He entered the game needing eight completions to reach the milestone. Brady reached 4,000 yards in the first quarter on a 6-yard pass to WR
BRADY IS THE THIRD FASTEST TO REACH 4,000 COMPLETIONS
Tom Brady has now completed 4,288 passes over his career in the regular season, becoming just the sixth player in NFL history to achieve the feat. Brady achieved the feat in 187 games, third fastest in NFL history behind Drew Brees (169 games) and Peyton Manning (183 games).
Brady threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to TE
PATRIOTS END TURNOVER STREAK AT 36
The Patriots ended a streak of 36 straight games with at least one turnover, dating back to 2011. It was the longest active streak in the NFL. The NFL record for most consecutive games with a turnover since the merger in 1970 is 71 by Philadelphia from 1985-1990. Before tonight, the last time the Patriots did not register at least one turnover was on Oct. 9, 2011 vs. the New York Jets.
STEVAN RIDLEY SCORES A TOUCHDOWN IN HIS FIFTH STRAIGHT GAME
GRONKOWSKI AND TOM BRADY CONNECT ON THEIR 40TH TOUCHDWOWN; GRONKOWSKI BECOMES BRADY’S TOP TOUCHDOWN TARGET
Gronkowski caught his 40th touchdown pass from Tom Brady in the third quarter on a 9-yard pass, moving him past Randy Moss for the most touchdown receptions received from Tom Brady. His 40 career touchdowns with the Patriots are tied for the fifth most in team history
GRONKOWSKI BECOMES THE FASTEST TIGHT END TO REACH 40 TOUCHDOWNS
Gronkowski caught his 40th career touchdown in his 47th NFL game to become the fastest tight end to reach 40 career touchdown receptions.
ROB NINKOVICH REGISTERS SECOND CARER TWO SACK GAME
JONES HAS 15.5 SACKS IN HIS FIRST TWO NFL SEASONS
THIRD-ROUND PICK DURON HARMON MAKES FIRST NFL START
Third-round draft pick DB
STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI EXTENDS FIELD GOAL STREAK TO 19
GOSTKOWSKI SCORES IN HIS 101st STRAIGHT GAME TO TIE THE TEAM MARK
K Stephen Gostkowski has now scored at least one point in 101 games. He is tied with Adam Vinatiere and John Smith for the all-time lead with 101 consecutive games scoring.
STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI HAS TEN 40 FIELD GOALS IN 2013; IS 24-OF-25 OVERALL (NEED TO UPDATE)
Stephen Gostkowski has ten field goals of 40 or more yards in 2013. Gostkowski needs two more field goals of 40 or more yards this season to set the Patriots’ single-season record for most 40-yard field goals in a single season. Adam Vinatieri had 11 field goals of 40 or more yards in 2004 and 1998 and Gostkowski had 11 such field goals in 2012. Gostkowski is 21-for-22 overall on field goals in 2013.
RB SHANE VEREEN RETURNS TO ACTION AND SET CAREER HIGH WITH EIGHT RECEPTIONS