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Game Notes: Tom Brady plays in 300th NFL game

TEAM NOTES

  • Tom Brady plays in 300th NFL game; joins Brett Favre as only other QB to play 300 games.
  • Brady catches third NFL pass.
  • WR Julian Edelman goes over 100 for second time in 2018.
  • Edelman completes pass in second straight game. 
  • CB Stephon Gilmore records first NFL sack.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES 

TOM BRADY PLAYS IN 300TH NFL GAME OVERALL;

JOINS BRETT FAVRE (326) AS THE ONLY OTHER QUARTERBACK TO APPEAR IN 300 GAMES

QB Tom Brady played in his 300th game overall, joining Brett Favre (326) as the only other quarterback to appear in 300 career games.

BRADY HAD HIS THIRD CAREER RECEPTION

Brady caught a 6-yard pass from WR Julian Edelman in the fourth quarter. It is his third career reception. He had a 23-yard reception from Kevin Faulk vs. Miami on Dec. 22, 2001, and a 36-yarder from Danny Amendola vs. Philadelphia on Dec. 6, 2015.

WHITE ON RECORD-SETTING PACE

RB James White has 66 receptions in 2018 and is on pace to finish the season with 106 receptions. Eight NFL running backs have finished a season with 90 or more receptions.

WHITE’S 66 RECEPTIONS ARE SECOND-MOST IN A SEASON FOR A PATRIOTS RB

White has 66 receptions so far in 2018, the second most ever by a Patriots running back in a single season. He is on pace to beat the 77 receptions by RB Tony Collins in 1986.

WHITE ALMOST HIT MARK FOR MOST RECEPTIONS BY A RB IN THE FIRST 10 GAMES

RB James White has 66 receptions through the first 10 games of the season, one reception short of the NFL mark for most receptions by a running back through the first 10 games.

WHITE SETS SINGLE-SEASON CAREER-HIGH FOR RECEIVING YARDS

White set a single-season career-high for receiving yards in a season. He now has 562 after recording 31 receiving yards against Tennessee. His previous best was 531 receiving yards His previous best was 551 receiving yards in 2016.

EDELMAN GOES OVER 100

WR Julian Edelman went over 100 yards receiving for the second time in 2018 and for the 11th time in his career after finishing with nine receptions for 104 yards. He also had nine receptions for 104 yards at Buffalo on Oct. 29.

EDELMAN COMPLETES PASS IN SECOND STRAIGHT GAME

WR Julian Edelman completed a 6-yard pass to QB Tom Brady in the fourth quarter. It is his second straight game with a completed pass. He had a 37-yard completion to RB James White vs. Green Bay last week. Edelman had a 51-yard touchdown pass to WR Danny Amendola in the AFC Divisional victory vs. Baltimore on Jan. 10, 2015 and threw an incomplete pass vs. Atlanta in Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5, 2017. He is 2-for-2 on pass attempts in the regular season.

FB JAMES DEVELIN SCORES SECOND NFL RUSHING TD

HAS FIRST RUSHING ATTEMPT SINCE 2014

FB James Develin scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter. It is his second rushing touchdown and first since he had a 1-yard touchdown run at Houston on Dec. 1, 2013. It is his first rushing attempt since he had a rush for zero yards on Oct. 12, 2014. Overall, it is Develin’s third career touchdown. He caught a 1-yard touchdown pass in the 2014 AFC Championship Game vs Indianapolis on Jan. 18, 2015.

LB ELANDON ROBERTS REGISTERS FIRST SACK OF 2018

LB Elandon Roberts dropped Tennessee QB Marcus Mariota for a 7-yard loss in the second quarter for his first sack of the year.

CB STEPHON GILMORE CREDITED WITH FIRST CAREER SACK

CB Stephon Gilmore was credited with his first career sack for a loss of 7 yards in the fourth quarter.

GOSTKOWSKI CONNECTS FROM 52

K Stephen Gostkowski connected on a 52-yard field goal for the Patriots first points of the day. It is his longest field goal since he hit on a 62-yarder vs. Oakland in Mexico City on Nov. 19, 2017.

GORDON HAS THIRD RECEPTION OF 40 OR MORE YARDS WITH THE PATRIOTS

WR Josh Gordon caught a 44-yard reception in the first quarter. It is his third reception of 40 or more yards with the Patriots. He had a 55-yard touchdown reception vs. Green Bay (11/04) and at Chicago (10/21).

LINEUP NOTES

OL TED KARRAS MAKES SECOND START AT RIGHT GUARD

OL Ted Karras started at right guard in place of the injured Shaq Mason for the second straight game.

RB SONY MICHEL RETURNS TO ACTION

RB Sony Michel returned to action after missing the last two games due to injury.

LB ALBERT MCCLELLAN MAKES PATRIOTS DEBUT

LB Albert McClellan made his debut in a New England uniform after being signed to the 53-man roster earlier in the week.

TE JACOB HOLLISTER RETURNS

TE Jacob Hollister returned to action after missing the last three games due to injury.

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