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Postseason Inside the Numbers

Posted Jan 8, 2014

As the Patriots prepare for their divisional playoff against the Colts we go inside the numbers for the postseason.

PATRIOTS IN THE PLAYOFFS

BY THE NUMBERS

.778
The Patriots’ home playoff winning percentage. New England has won 14 of 18 home playoff games and has the third best postseason winning percentage among teams with at least 10 home playoff games.

.585
The Patriots’ postseason winning percentage. New England is 24-17 in the playoffs and has the sixth best postseason winning percentage in NFL history.

2
Since 2001, the Patriots are second in the NFL in postseason sacks per game among teams with at least 10 games played, averaging 2.54 takedowns per game. Only the Steelers have more, averaging 2.94 sacks per postseason game.

2
The Patriots are one of two teams to make the playoffs every season from 2009-2013, a streak of five consecutive seasons. The only other teams to accomplish is the Green Bay Packers.

7
The number of AFC Championship Game appearances for the Patriots since 2001, the most in the NFL since then.

7
The number of Super Bowl appearances for the Patriots, ranked third in NFL history behind the eight appearances by Dallas and Pittsburgh.

10
The number of divisional playoff appearances for the Patriots since 2000, including 2013. The most for any team in the NFL since that year.

10
The number of playoff appearances for the Patriots since 2001. Only the Indianapolis Colts (11) have more playoff appearances during that time.

14
The number of playoff games the Patriots won from 2000-2009, tied for the most by any team in any 10-year period in NFL history.

18
Sixteen members of the Patriots 53 man roster will reach the postseason for the first time in 2013. In addition to members of the rookie class, WR Danny Amendola, RB LeGarrette Blount and LB Chris White will experience postseason NFL football for the first time.

22
The Patriots have recorded a sack in 22 of 24 postseason games played since 2001. The only two games in which they did not record a sack were the 2009 Wild Card Game vs. Baltimore and the 2010 AFC Divisional game vs. the New York Jets.

28
The Patriots franchise has posted 28 winning seasons since the AFL/NFL merger in 1970. Only Pittsburgh (31), Dallas (29) and Miami (29) have more.

29
In 24 playoff games since 2000, the Patriots have forced 29 interceptions, the second most of any team in the postseason. The Baltimore Ravens are first with 40 postseason interceptions since 2000. New England’s 29 postseason interceptions since 2000 have resulted in five touchdowns.

50
The longest field goal in the playoffs made by Stephen Gostkowski on Jan. 14, 2007 at San Diego, which ranks first in Patriots playoff history, surpassing Adam Vinatieri’s 48-yard kicks in 2002 and 2005.

KRAFT ERA IN THE PLAYOFFS

BY THE NUMBERS

15
The number of times the Patriots have earned playoff berths since Robert Kraft purchased the team in 1994. New England has qualified for the playoffs 20 times in its 52-year history. The Patriots have earned 15 playoff berths in the 20 seasons since Robert Kraft purchased the team in 1994, a dramatic contrast to the six total playoff berths the team earned in its first 34 years of existence.

17
There have been 17 home playoff games since Kraft bought the team in 1994. In the franchise’s first 34 years, the Patriots hosted one playoff game, a 31-14 loss to Houston in 1978.

BILL BELICHICK IN THE PLAYOFFS

BY THE NUMBERS

1
The number of Super Bowl victories Coach Belichick needs to tie Chuck Noll for the most Super Bowl wins by any head coach in NFL history. Belichick’s three Super Bowl victories are tied with Joe Gibbs and Bill Walsh for second most in NFL history.

1
The number of Super Bowl appearances Belichick needs to tie Don Shula (6) for most Super Bowls by a head coach.

8
Belichick has been a part of eight Super Bowls as a head coach or assistant, more than any coach in the history of the NFL. Dan Reeves is second on the list with seven appearances.

18
The number of career playoff games Coach Belichick has won, a total that is the third-highest by a head coach in NFL history. Belichick needs two wins to tie Tom Landry (20) for the most wins in the playoffs in NFL history and one to tie Don Shula (19).

TOM BRADY IN THE PLAYOFFS

BY THE NUMBERS

1
The number of Super Bowl victories QB Tom Brady needs to tie Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw for the most Super Bowl wins by a starting quarterback in NFL history. Brady is tied for second with Troy Aikman with three Super Bowl wins.

1
The number of Super Bowl starts QB Tom Brady needs to pass John Elway for the most Super Bowl starts by a quarterback in NFL history. Brady is currently tied with Elway with five starts.

5
Tom Brady, Matt Light, Cornelius Bennett, John Elway and Charles Haley are only the five players in NFL history to start five Super Bowls.

6
Tom Brady tied an NFL single-game playoff record with six touchdown passes against Denver in 2011. Daryle Lamonica of Oakland in 1969 and Steve Young of San Francisco in the 1994 Super Bowl also had six touchdown passes.

10
Brady’s 10 consecutive wins in the postseason from 2001-04 is the longest streak of any quarterback in NFL history. Bart Starr’s streak of nine straight postseason wins is the second-longest.

10
Brady has won 10 of the 12 postseason games he has played in with a game-time temperature of 40 degrees or lower, the most of any quarterback in NFL history. Brett Favre is second with 8.

17
The number of playoff victories QB Tom Brady (17) has, breaking a tie with Joe Montana (16) for the most playoff wins by a starting quarterback in NFL history.

STEPHEN GOSTOWSKI IN THE PLAYOFFS

BY THE NUMBERS

0.900
Stephen Gostowski has connected on 18 of 20 postseason field goals in 12 games played in his career, good for a 90% conversion rate. There are only three kickers in NFL postseason history who have a higher success rate with at least 10 field goal attempts: Martin Gramatica (13-14, 92.9%), John Kasay (23-25, 92%) and Chuck Nelson (10-11, 90.9%). Gostkowski’s 90% success rate is also the highest in Patriots Postseason history.

3
The number of field goals Gostkowski has kicked through the uprights from 40 yards or further. He is three of four from 40- plus yards in the postseason.

9
Gostkowski needs nine field goals to surpass Adam Vinatieri for the most postseason field goals in team history.

STEVAN RIDLEY IN THE PLAYOFFS

BY THE NUMBERS

4.68
The yards per carry average for Stevan Ridley on 37 postseason rushing attempts. It is the third highest yards per carry average in Patriots postseason history among running backs with at least 30 rushing attempts. He trails only Curtis Martin (5.45) and Kevin Faulk (4.83).

SHANE VEREEN IN THE PLAYOFFS

BY THE NUMBERS

2
Shane Vereen became one of only two Patriots players to have at least one rushing and receiving touchdown in a playoff game when he caught two touchdown passes and rushed for a third in the team’s 41-28 win over Houston in the 2012 AFC Divisional Round. Deion Branch also accomplished the feat in a 41-27 win over Pittsburgh in the 2004 AFC Championship Game.

3
Vereen and Rob Gronkowski are two of three Patriots players to score three touchdowns in a playoff game. Gronkowski caught three touchdowns in a 46-10 win over Denver in the 2012 Divisional Round, while Curtis Martin rushed for three scores in a 28-3 win over Pittsburgh in the 1996 Divisional Round.

PATRIOT SUPER BOWL MVPS

BY THE NUMBERS

SUPER BOWL XXXIX - DEION BRANCH
Branch became the first wide receiver to win Super Bowl MVP honors since Jerry Rice (San Francisco) in 1989. Branch amassed 11 catches for 133 yards against Philadelphia and tied the Super Bowl receptions record held by Rice and former Cincinnati Bengals tight end Dan Ross.

SUPER BOWL XXXVIII - TOM BRADY
QB Tom Brady received his second Super Bowl MVP award after the Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers 32-29. Brady completed 32 passes, the record for most completions by a quarterback in the Super Bowl. Brady recorded 354 yards and three touchdowns as well.

SUPER BOWL XXXVI - TOM BRADY
QB Tom Brady led the Patriots to victory over the 14-point favorite St. Louis Rams by the score of 20-17 and received MVP honors after completing 16 of 27 passes for 145 yards and a touchdown.

PATRIOTS WITH SUPER BOWL EXPERIENCE

BY THE NUMBERS

1
The number of current Patriots players who have played in the last five Patriots Super Bowls (XXXVI, XXXVII, XXXIX, XLII and XLVI). Tom Brady has been with the organization for each of the five previous appearances and has started in each one.

4
The number of current Patriots players with multiple Super Bowl appearances. (Tom Brady- XXXVI, XXXVII, XXXIX, XLII, XLVI; Stephen Gostkowski- XLII, XLVI; Logan Mankins XLII, XLVI; Vince Wilfork- XXXIX, XLII, XLVI.