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Inside the Numbers

ROSTER RUNDOWN

81
The number of players on the Patriots' roster as of Aug. 25.

12
The number of players on the Patriots' roster who were drafted in the first round of the NFL draft in their respective seasons.

16
The number of rookies and first-year players on the Patriots' roster.

23
The number of players on the Patriots' roster who were drafted by the team in the last four drafts (2004-07).

45
The number of players on the Patriots' roster who have accrued three or more seasons of NFL experience entering 2007.

27
The average age of players on the Patriots' roster.

6
The number of players on the Patriots' roster from the University of Miami, the most of any college or university.

THE HEAD COACH

87-39
Bill Belichick's overall record as head coach of the Patriots, including the regular season and the playoffs, the best head coaching record in franchise history.

82-28Bill Belichick's record since 2001, making him the winningest head coach in over the last six seasons.

13-3
Coach Belichick's career record in playoff games. His winning percentage of .813 ranks second in NFL history to Vince Lombardi (9-1, .900), and his 13 total playoff wins are the fifth highest total of all time.

12
The number of division titles Bill Belichick has contributed to as a coach, including five of the last six AFC East titles as head coach of the Patriots.

9
The number of head coaches who have won three or more NFL championships since the postseason era began in 1933. Belichick joined that elite club with a victory in Super Bowl XXXIX.

STREAKING

4The number of consecutive AFC East titles for the Patriots.

4The number of consecutive seasons in which the Patriots have won a playoff game. No other team has had a victory in more than two consecutive seasons.

5
The number of consecutive Pro Bowl teams to which Richard Seymour has been voted.

6
The number of consecutive seasons in which the Patriots have recorded nine or more wins, the longest such streak in the NFL.

8The number of consecutive Patriots' overtime victories, the longest current streak in the NFL.

32
The number of consecutive seasons Bill Belichick has coached in the NFL, the longest coaching tenure in the league.

108
The number of consecutive games, including playoffs, that Tom Brady has started at quarterback.

2007 MILESTONES

1
The number of victories Bill Belichick needs to reach 125 wins in his head coaching career.

4
The number of games played Troy Brown (currently ranked 4th) needs to pass Mosi Tatupu (194) and move into third on the franchise's games played list.

14
The number of seasons, entering 2007, that Troy Brown has logged as a Patriots, representing the third longest current tenure with the same team (Brett Favre, GB, 15; Jason Hanson, DET, 15)

20
Number of passing touchdowns Tom Brady (currently ranked 3rd) needs to pass Drew Bledsoe (166) and move into second on the franchise's career passing touchdowns list behind leader Steve Grogan (182).

72
The number of yards rushing that Kevin Faulk (currently ranked 13th) needs to move ahead of Mosi Tatupu (2,415), Leonard Russell (2,437) and Craig James (2,469) into 10th place on the Patriots all-time rushing list.

529
The number of passing attempts Tom Brady (currently ranked 3rd) needs to pass Steve Grogan (3,593) for second place on the franchise's career passing attempts list.

THE KRAFT ERA

144The number of regular-season and playoff victories the Patriots have earned since Robert Kraft purchased the team in 1994. That mark is the highest total in the NFL over that span.

.629The Patriots' NFL-best winning percentage in regular-season and playoff games since Robert Kraft bought the team in 1994. The team has recorded a 144-85 record in that span after going 19- 61 in the five years prior (1989-93).

4The number of times the Patriots have appeared in the Super Bowl since Robert Kraft bought the team in 1994. No other team has made more than two Super Bowl appearances in that span.

15The number of playoff games the Patriots have won since Robert Kraft bought the team in 1994. That mark leads the NFL over that span (Pittsburgh, 12).

9
The number of playoff seasons in which the Patriots have qualified for the playoffs since Robert Kraft bought the team in 1994. That mark leads the NFL over that span.

80-33
The Patriots' record at home since 1994, including regular season and postseason games, a winning percentage of .707.

7
The number of AFC East titles the Patriots have won since 1996. No other NFL team has won more than five division titles over that span.

138
The number of consecutive regular-season, preseason and playoff games that have been sold out in Foxborough. The streak began with the 1994 season opener and includes this week's game.

281The number of consecutive Patriots games that have been televised locally, including this week's game.

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