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Game Notes: Patriots off to 6-0 record for 4th time in team history

TEAM NOTES

  • Patriots off to 6-0 record for 4th time in team history
  • Patriots have most winning streaks of 6 or more games since 2001 with 14
  • Patriots have won 16 straight home games.
  • Patriots score on a blocked punt for the second time in 2019
  • Patriots return a fumble for a touchdown
  • Patriots now have five non-offensive touchdowns for the year
  • Tom Brady passes Peyton Manning for second all-time in passing yards

PATRIOTS OFF TO A 6-0 START FOR 4TH TIME IN TEAM HISTORY

The Patriots are off to a 6-0 start for the 4th time in team history (2004, 2007, 2015 and 2019).

PATRIOTS HAVE 14 WINNING STREAK OF 6 OR MORE GAMES SINCE 2001

The Patriots have 14 winning streaks of 6 or more games in a season since 2001, the most in the NFL.

PATRIOTS HAVE WON 16 STRAIGHT HOME GAMES;

WON 11 STRAIGHT GAMES DATING BACK TO 2018 INCLUDING POSTSEASON

The Patriots have won 16 straight home games, tied for the third-longest streak in team history. Overall, the Patriots have won 11 straight games dating back to last season and including the 2018 postseason.

LONGEST HOME WINNING STREAK/PATRIOTS HISTORY

(Regular Season Only)

Streak First Win Last Win

20 Dec. 21, 2008 Oct. 16, 2011

18 Dec. 29, 2002 Sept. 8, 2005

16 Oct. 22, 2017 Present

16 Dec. 30, 2012 Dec. 28, 2014

12 Nov. 26, 2006 Sept. 7, 2008

10 Sept. 18, 1976 Oct. 30, 1977

PATRIOTS HAVE ALLOWED JUST 48 POINTS IN 2019;

The Patriots have allowed 48 points in 2019. Since the NFL moved to a 16-game schedule, only seven teams have allowed under 200 points for the year. Through six games, the team is on pace to allow just 128 points for the season, which would be the fewest in NFL history. The 1977 Patriots allowed 217 points in a 14-game season. The Patriots fewest points allowed in a 16-game season was 237 in 2006. The NFL record for fewest points in a 16-game season was the 2000 Baltimore Ravens, who allowed 165 total points. Of the Patriots’ 48 points allowed this season, 21 points were scored on turnovers returned for touchdowns (two fumbles and one interception returned for touchdowns).

Fewest Points Allowed Per Game in a 16-game Season (since 1978)

Team Year PPG

Baltimore 2000 10.3

Chicago 1986 11.7

Tennessee 2000 11.9

PATRIOTS ON PACE TO FINISH WITH MOST INTERCEPTIONS IN TEAM HISTORY

The Patriots had three interception and now have 14 for the season and are on pace to finish the year with 37 interceptions. The most interceptions in the modern era was the 1986 San Francisco 49ers with 39.

Most Interceptions in a Season - Patriots

Interceptions Year

31 1964

29 1963

29 2003

DEFENSE HOLDS ON THIRD DOWN

The Patriots continued to be strong on third down, holding the Giants to just 2-of-10 on third down. Overall, the Patriots have held teams to just 10-for-73 (13.7 pct) on third down so far in 2019. The fewest third downs allowed in a 16-game season is 49 by 1991 Saints.

PATRIOTS RETURN BLOCKED PUNT FOR A TD FOR SECOND TIME IN 2019

Rookie DL Chase Winovich returned a first quarter blocked punt by RB Brandon Bolden 6 yards for a touchdown. It marks the second time in 2019 that the Patriots have scored on a blocked punt. In the win at Buffalo on Sept. 29 WR Matthew Slater scored on a blocked punt. It is the 12th time in team history that the Patriots have scored on a blocked punt. It is the second time that the Patriots have scored on a blocked punt two times in one season. They also did so in 1986. It is the second straight season that the Patriots have had two blocked punts.

VAN NOY RETURNS A FUMBLE FOR A TOUCHDOWN

LB Kyle Van Noy returned a fumble 22 yards for a touchdown on a fumble forced by LB Jamie Collins in the fourth quarter. It is the first fumble returned for a touchdown for the Patriots since Van Noy returned a fumble 46 yards for a touchdown vs. NY Jets on Dec. 30, 2018.

PATRIOTS NOW HAVE FIVE NON-OFFENSIVE TOUCHDOWNS

The Patriots now have five non-offensive touchdowns. They returned two blocked punts for touchdowns, two interceptions for touchdowns and returned a fumble for a touchdown. The Patriots record for most non-offensive touchdowns in a season is 9 in 2010 and 1961.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

BRADY MOVES PAST MANNING FOR SECOND PLACE IN ALL-TIME PASSING YARDS

Tom Brady moved past Peyton Manning (71,940) into second place on the NFL’s all-time passing yardage list on a 19-yard pass to RB Sony Michel on his first pass attempt of the game. He entered the game 18 yards behind Manning. Brady passed for 334 yards and now has 72,257 career passing yards.

ALL-TIME PASSING YARDS

Player Team(s) Passing Yards

1. Drew Brees.............. SD/NO...................... 74,845

2. Tom Brady............... New England........... 72,257

3. Peyton Manning..... IND/DEN.................. 71,940

4. Brett Favre.............. GB/NYJ/MIN............ 71,838

BRADY MOVES PAST MANNING FOR THIRD-MOST PASS COMPLETIONS

Brady moved past Peyton Manning (6,125) for the third-most pass completions in NFL history on a 6-yard pass to RB James White in the first quarter. Brady entered the game needing four pass completions to move past Manning and finished with 31 completions for 6,153 career pass completions.

MOST PASS COMPLETIONS IN NFL HISTORY

(REGULAR SEASON)

1. Drew Brees........................... 6,621

2. Brett Favre............................ 6,300

3. Tom Brady............................ 6,153

4. Peyton Manning................... 6,125

5. Dan Marino.......................... 4,967

BRADY IMPROVES TO 9-0 WHEN PLAYING ON THURSDAY AFTER THREE DAYS REST

QB Tom Brady improved to 9-0 when playing on Thursday on three days rest.

BRADY SCORES TWO RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS FOR THIRD TIME IN HIS CAREER

Brady scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter and a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter. It is the third time that he has had two rushing touchdowns in a game. He also had two rushing touchdowns on Dec. 14, 2011 vs. Miami and on Oct. 28, 2007 vs. Washington. At 42 years and 68 days old, Brady became the oldest player in the Super Bowl era to score two rushing touchdowns in a single game.

BRADY EXTENDS MARK FOR MOST WINS IN INTER-CONFERENCE PLAY

Brady won his 54th career game against an NFC opponent, the most wins in inter-conference play since 1970 among all NFL quarterbacks.

MOST WINS IN INTER-CONFERENCE GAMES SINCE 1970

Tom Brady................................................... 54

Peyton Manning.......................................... 46

Brett Favre................................................... 43

Ben Roethlisberger...................................... 38

Dan Marino.................................................. 37

BRADY BECOMES HAS 91ST 300-YARD GAME

Brady threw for 334 yards for his 91st career 300-yard game and his fourth 300-yard game of the 2019 season. The Patriots are 76-15 when he throws for at least 300 yards.

Most 300-yard Games in NFL History

Drew Brees 116

Peyton Manning 93

Tom Brady 91

Philip Rivers 65

Dan Marino 63

Brett Favre 62

BRADY HAS 30 COMPLETIONS – THIRD ALL-TIME WITH 37 SUCH GAMES.

Tom Brady completed 31 passes against the Giants. He has completed at least 30 passes in a game 37 times in his career, third all-time. In 2017, he had five games with at least 30 completions.

Most games with 30 or more completions

Drew Brees 60

Peyton Manning 39

Tom Brady 37

Matt Ryan 30

Brett Favre 25

JAMES WHITE MOVES PAST COLLINS FOR THIRD ON PATS

RB James White moved past Tony Collins (2,356) into third-place on the Patriots’ all-time receiving yards list for a running back after his 46-yards against the Giants increased his totals to 2,388 receiving yards. He entered the game needing 15 yards to move past Collins.

RB Receiving yards IN PATRIOTS HISTORY BY running back

Player Seasons Receiving Yards

Kevin Faulk.................. 1999-2011................. 3,701

Larry Garron.................. 1960-68................... 2,502

James White............. 2014-present............... 2,388

Tony Collins.................. 1981-87................... 2,356

WHITE PRODUCES IN THE PASSING GAME

RB James White finished with 9 receptions against the Giants. It is his 10th game with 8 or more receptions since the 2015 season, the most among all running backs.

EDELMAN GOES OVER 100

WR Julian Edelman went over 100 yards receiving for the second straight week after finishing with 9 receptions for 113 yards. It is his 13th career 100-yard game in the regular season.

EDELMAN MOVES PAST STANLEY MORGAN FOR THIRD ON PATS RECEPTION LIST

Edelman entered the game with 528 career receptions and caught nine passes to move past WR Stanley Morgan (534) into third place in franchise history with 537 receptions. He passed Morgan on a 7-yard pass from Tom Brady in the third quarter.

EDELMAN MOVES PAST IRVING FRYAR FOR 5TH PLACE ON ALL-TIME YARDAGE LIST

Edelman moved past WR Irving Fryar into fifth place on the Patriots all-time receiving yards list with a 15-yard reception in the second quarter. He entered the game tied with Irving. Troy Brown is fourth with 6,366 yards.

MOST RECEIVING YARDS in patriots history

(regular season only)

Player Receiving Yards

Stanley Morgan 10,352

Rob Gronkowski 7,861

Wes Welker 7,459

Troy Brown 6,366

Julian Edelman 5,839

Irving Fryar 5,726

LB KYLE VAN NOY SCORES THIRD CAREER TOUCHDOWN

LB Kyle Van Noy scored his third career touchdown when he returned a fumble forced by LB Jamie Collins 22 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. It is his third career touchdown. He returned a blocked punt 29 yards for a touchdown at Chicago on Oct. 21, 2018 and a returned a fumble 46 yards for a touchdown vs. NY Jets on Dec. 30, 2018

RB SONY MICHEL HAS LONGEST RECEPTION OF HIS CAREER

RB Sony Michel caught a 19-yard pass from Tom Brady in the first quarter. It is the longest pass reception of his career. His previous long was 15-yard reception at Washington on Oct. 6, 2019.

LB JOHN SIMON HAD HIS SECOND CAREER INTERCEPTION; FIRST WITH PATRIOTS

LB John Simon had his second career interception when he picked off a pass by QB Daniel Jones in the first quarter. He returned a pick 26 yards for a touchdown at Tennessee on Oct. 16, 2017 when he played for Indianapolis.

BOLDEN SCORES FOR THE THIRD STRAIGHT WEEK; TIES CAREER HIGH FOR TDS IN A SEASON.

RB Brandon Bolden scored a touchdown for the third straight week when he scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter. He scored on a rushing touchdown at Buffalo and caught a touchdown pass at Washington. Bolden matched his career high for touchdowns in a season with three. He also had three touchdowns in 2013 with the Patriots and 2018 with the Dolphins.

BOLDEN HAS SECOND CAREER BLOCKED PUNT

Bolden blocked a first quarter punt that was returned 6 yards for a touchdown by DL Chase Winovich. It is Bolden’s second career blocked punt. He blocked his first punt at San Diego on Dec. 7, 2014.

ROOKIE WR GUNNER OLSZEWSKI HAS FIRST NFL RECEPTION

Rookie WR Gunner Olszewski caught his first career reception on a 5-yard pass from Tom Brady in the second quarter. He finished the game with 2 receptions for 34 yards.

LINEUP NOTES

  • DB Patrick Chung returned to action and the starting lineup after missing a game due to injury.
  • DB Nate Ebner returned to the field after missing the last game due to injury.

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