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MILESTONES APPROACHING

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The number of receptions Kevin Faulk needs to pass Jim Colclough and take sole possession of seventh place on the Patriots' all-time receptions list. Faulk and Colclough are currently tied for seventh with 283 career receptions apiece.

1The number of games Tom Brady and Adalius Thomas need to play in to reach 100 games played in their respective careers.

1.5The number of sacks Tedy Bruschi needs to reach the 30-sack mark for his career and become the 13th player in Patriots history to record 30 or more sacks in a New England uniform.

2The number of receptions Randy Moss needs to reach 700 receptions for his career. He would become the 27th player in NFL history to reach the milestone.

3The number of rushing yards Laurence Maroney needs to reach 1,000 rushing yards for his career.

3The number of victories the Patriots need to reach 150 victories (including regular season and playoff games) since Robert Kraft purchased the team in 1994.

3The number of interceptions Asante Samuel needs to reach 20 for his career. He would become the 11th player in team history to record 20 or more interceptions for the Patriots.

3The number of starts Brady needs to reach 100 regular season games started in his career.

10Number of passing touchdowns Brady needs to pass Drew Bledsoe (166) and move into second on the franchise's career passing touchdowns list behind leader Steve Grogan (182).

10The number of victories Bill Belichick needs to reach 100 wins in his regular season and playoff career as Patriots head coach.

11The number of receptions Benjamin Watson needs to reach 100 for his career and become the ninth tight end in team history to reach that milestone with the Patriots.

50The number of yards rushing Kevin Faulk needs to move ahead of Leonard Russell (2,437) and Craig James (2,469) into 10th place on the Patriots all-time rushing list. Faulk is currently in 12th place with 2,420 career yards.

LEAGUE LEADERS

79The Patriots' point differential this season, a mark that leads the NFL. New England has scored 114 points and has allowed 35 points through three games.

702The Patriots yardage differential this season, a mark that leads the NFL. New England has gained 1,323 yards and has allowed 621 yards through three games.

80The number of first downs the Patriots have gained this season - the highest total in the league.

36.4The Patriots' kickoff return average this season, a mark that leads the NFL.

3.46The average gain by Patriots opponents on first downs this season - the lowest in the NFL.

THE KRAFT ERA

147The 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.

.634The Patriots' NFL-best winning percentage in regular-season and playoff games since Robert Kraft bought the team in 1994. The team has recorded a 147-85 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).

9The 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.

82-33The Patriots' record at home since 1994, including regular season and postseason games, a winning percentage of .713.

7The 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.

141The number of consecutive regular-season, preseason and playoff games that have been sold out in Foxborough. The streak began with the 1994 season.

287The number of consecutive Patriots games that have been televised locally, including this week's game.

THE HEAD COACH

90-39Bill 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.

85-28Bill Belichick's record since 2001, making him the winningest head coach in over the last six-plus seasons.

13-3Coach 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.

12The 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.

9The 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.

.752Coach Belichick's winning percentage in regular-season and playoff games since 2001 (85-28).

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