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HOME COOKING

8

The number of consecutive home preseason games the Patriots have won.

08/20/2000

The date of the last home preseason loss by the Patriots, when they dropped a 31-21 decision to Tampa Bay at Foxboro Stadium.

1,474

The number of days since the Patriots lost at home in the preseason (as of Sept. 2).

17-4

The Patriots' record at home in the preseason since Robert Kraft purchased the team in 1994 (.810 winning percentage).

20-3

The Patriots all-time record at Gillette Stadium, including preseason, regular-season and postseason games.

12

The number of consecutive preseason, regular-season and postseason victories the Patriots have posted at Gillette Stadium.

12/22/02

The date of the Patriots' last defeat at Gillette Stadium, a 30-14 loss to the New York Jets.

PRESEASON PROFICIENCY

12-4

The Patriots' record in their last 16 preseason games.

8

The longest preseason winning streak in Patriots history (08/28/77 to 08/04/79 and 08/17/02 to 08/13/04).

4

The number of consecutive preseasons in which the Patriots have posted a winning record.

7

The number of times in the past eight preseasons that the Patriots have finished their exhibition slate with a winning record.

0

The number of times Bill Belichick has not had a preseason record of .500 or better in his nine head coaching seasons. A victory against Jacksonville this week would continue that streak.

THE KRAFT ERA

105

The number of consecutive Patriots preseason, regular-season and postseason home games that have been sold out since Robert Kraft bought the team in 1994.

219

The number of consecutive Patriots games that have been televised locally.

74-33

The Patriots record at home since 1994, including preseason, regular-season and postseason games.

20-3

The Patriots' record at Gillette Stadium, including preseason, regular-season and postseason games (.870 win pct).

SEVEN SOLID SEASONS

108-64

The Patriots' record in preseason, regular-season and postseason games since 1996 (.628 win pct.).

77-51

The Patriots' regular-season record since 1996 (.602 win pct).

9-3

The Patriots' postseason record since 1996 (.750 win pct).

22-11

The Patriots' preseason record since 1996 (.667 win pct).

THE BELICHICK ERA

51-18

Head Coach Bill Belichick's record since the beginning of the 2001 season, including preseason, regular-season and postseason games.

.739

Belichick's winning percentage since 2001 in preseason, regular-season and postseason games.

45-25

Bill Belichick's overall record as head coach of the Patriots, including the regular season and the playoffs.

.642

Belichick's overall winning percentage as Patriots head coach, establishing the highest winning percentage of any coach in franchise history, including postseason games.

TOMMY GUN

46-15

Tom Brady's record as a starting quarterback in the NFL, including preseason, regular season and postseason games.

.754

Brady's winning percentage as a starter (including all games).

6-0

Brady's career postseason record.

7-0

Brady's career overtime record (including postseason).

FLYING HIGH

12

The number of consecutive victories by the Patriots to end the 2003 regular season, joining the 1972 Miami Dolphins as the only teams to end the season with 12 or more consecutive wins in the Super Bowl Era.

15

The number of consecutive regular-season and postseason games the Patriots have won.

18

The number of consecutive wins in the longest winning streak in pro football history, a feat that includes regular-season and postseason games and is shared by six teams: Chicago (1933-34 and 1941-42), Cleveland (1947-48), Miami (1972-73), San Francisco (1989-90) and Denver (1997-98).

NOT HALF BAD

24

The number of consecutive regular-season and postseason games the Patriots have won when leading at halftime.

29-1

Their record in their last 30 games when leading at halftime.

27

The number of consecutive regular-season games the Patriots have won when leading after three quarters, leading the NFL.

TURNING OVER WINS

14-0

The Patriots' record in 2003 when they maintained a positive or even turnover differential.

26-2

The Patriots' record since the beginning of the 2001 season when they maintain a positive turnover differential.

17

The Patriots' turnover differential in the 2003 regular season, ranking them second in the NFL.

41

The number of takeaways the Patriots recorded in the 2003 regular season, their most since 1987 (42).

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