- Brady becomes fourth player to reach 70,000 passing yards
- 63-yard touchdown pass from Brady to Hogan is the longest play of 2018
- Brady tied with Brees for most 50-yard TD passes since 2001
- James White sets team mark for most receptions and yards by a RB in a season
- Harmon has five interceptions in five regular season games against Pittsburgh
PATRIOTS SCORE ON LONGEST PLAY FROM SCRIMMAGE IN 2018
WR Chris Hogan scored on a 63-yard touchdown pass from QB Tom Brady in the first quarter for the longest play from scrimmage in 2018. The previous best was three 55-yard passes: a 55-yard touchdown pass from Brady to WR Cordarrelle Patterson vs. Miami on Sept. 30, a 55-yard touchdown pass to WR Josh Gordon vs. Green Bay on Nov. 4 and a 55-yard completion to Gordon at Chicago on Oct. 21.
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BRADY BECOMES FOURTH PLAYER TO REACH 70,000 REGULAR SEASON PASSING YARDS
Brady became the fourth quarterback in NFL history to reach 70,000 regular season passing yards. He entered the game with 69,859 yards and needed 141 yards to reach the milestone. He passed for 279 yards and now has 70,138 passing yards. He reached 70,000 on an 8-yard pass to RB Rex Burkhead in the third quarter.
BRADY TIES PEYTON MANNING FOR SECOND WITH 265 CAREER STARTS
Brady started in his 265th regular season game, tied with Peyton Manning for the second-most starts by an NFL quarterback.
BRADY TIES NFL MARK FOR MOST TD PASSES ON THE ROAD
QB Tom Brady’s 63-yard touchdown pass to WR Chris Hogan was his 262nd touchdown on the road to tie Peyton Manning for the most touchdowns on the road by an NFL quarterback.
BRADY HAS THIRD 50-YARD TOUCHDOWN PASS OF 2018;
TIED WITH DREW BREES FOR THE MOST WITH 43 SINCE 2001
Tom Brady threw his third 50-yard touchdown pass of the 2018 season with a 63-yard touchdown pass to WR Chris Hogan in the first quarter. Brady threw a 55-yard touchdown pass to WR Josh Gordon vs. Green Bay on Nov. 4 and a 55-yard touchdown pass to WR Cordarrelle Patterson vs. Miami on Sept. 30. Brady also had a 55-yard completion to Gordon at Chicago on Oct. 21.
Most Passing Touchdowns of 50+ Yards - Since 2001
1. Tom Brady, NE 43
1. Drew Brees, SD-NO 43
3. Eli Manning, NYG 39
4. Aaron Rodgers, GB 36
5. Peyton Manning, IND-DEN 35
Tony Romo, DAL 35
WHITE SETS FRANCHISE MARK FOR RECEPTIONS BY A RUNNING BACK IN A SEASON
RB James White caught five passes to push his 2018 total to 81 receptions, the most by a New England running back in a single season.
WHITE SETS TEAM RECORD FOR MOST RECEIVING YARDS IN A SEASON BY A RUNNING BACK
RB James White had 25 receiving yards to push his 2018 total to 699, the most by a Patriots running back in a single season.
CHRIS HOGAN SCORES ON A 63-YARD TOUCHDOWN PASS
WR Chris Hogan scored on a 63-yard touchdown pass from QB Tom Brady in the first quarter for the longest play of the season. Brady had a 55-yard touchdown pass to WR Cordarrelle Patterson vs. Miami on Sept. 30, a 55-yard touchdown to WR Josh Gordon vs. Green Bay on Nov. 4 and a 55-yard completion to WR Josh Gordon at Chicago on Oct. 21. Hogan now has two touchdowns of 60 or more yards. He had a career long 79-yard touchdown pass from Brady vs. Baltimore on Dec. 12, 2016.
HARMON HAS FIVE PICKS IN FIVE GAMES AGAINST PITTSBURGH
DB Duron Harmon intercepted a Pittsburgh pass in the second quarter and one in the fourth quarter and now has five picks in five regular season games against Pittsburgh.
Most INT vs. Any Opponent - Since 2013
Duron Harmon vs. Steelers: 5
Duron Harmon vs. Dolphins: 5
Reggie Nelson vs. Steelers: 5
13 tied at 4
HARMON HAS FIRST NFL TWO-INTERCEPTION GAME
Harmon intercepted a second quarter pass and a fourth quarter pass for his first career two-interception game. He is the first Patriots player with two picks in a game since Malcolm Butler had two vs. NY Jets on Dec. 24, 2016.
TE DWAYNE ALLEN RETURNS TO ACTION
TE Dwayne Allen returned to action after missing the last three games due to injury.