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MILESTONES APPROACHING

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The number of sacks Mike Vrabel needs to reach 10.0 sacks for the season and set a new career high, becoming the first Patriot with 10.0 or more sacks since Willie McGinest in 1995 (11.0).

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The number of touchdowns Kevin Faulk needs to become the 16th player in franchise history to record at least 25 touchdowns in a Patriots uniform.

1The number of interceptions Asante Samuel needs to reach 21 career interceptions and tie Don Webb for 10th place on the Patriots' all-time interceptions list.

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The number of touchdown passes Tom Brady needs to reach 40 touchdown tosses for the season. He enters the game with 38 touchdown passes in 2007. Brady would become just the fourth player in NFL history to throw for 40 or more touchdowns in a season, joining Peyton Manning (49 in 2004), Dan Marino (48 in 1984; 44 in 1986) and Kurt Warner (41 in 1999).

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The number of receptions Randy Moss needs to pass Andre Rison (743 career catches) and move onto the NFL's list of the top 25 all-time reception leaders. Moss currently ranks 26th alltime with 742 career receptions.

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The number of touchdown receptions Randy Moss needs to set a new career high. He enters this week's game with 16 touchdown catches, one shy of his 17 touchdowns with Minnesota in 1998 and 2003.

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

10The number of points Stephen Gostkowski needs to reach 200 career points and become the 19th player in Patriots history to reach the milestone with the franchise.

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The number of points the Patriots need to score to achieve the highest single-season point total in team history. New England enters this week's game having scored 411 points. The franchise record for most points in a season is 441, achieved in 1980.

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The number of receiving yards Kevin Faulk needs to pass Cedric Jones and move into 15th place on the Patriots' all-time receiving yardage list. Faulk enters this week's game with 2,663 career receiving yards. Jones had 2,703 yards from 1982-90.

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The number of passing yards Tom Brady needs to reach 25,000 for his career. Brady would join Drew Bledsoe (29,657) and Steve Grogan (26,886) as the only players in team history to achieve the feat.

FEW PUNTS

22The number of times the Patriots have punted this season, the fewest times of any NFL team (Indianapolis and Houston are tied for second with 31 punts each).

2.5The average number of punts per game an NFL punter needs to qualify for the league leaders list maintained by the NFL's official statisticians, the Elias Sports Bureau.

2.2The average number of punts per game so far by Patriots punter Chris Hanson, who has recorded all 22 of the Patriots punts this season. Hanson has not punted enough times to qualify for the league leaders list.

LEAGUE LEADERS

34.1The average starting position of Patriots drives, the best in the NFL.

25.7The average starting position of Patriots opponents drives, the worst in the NFL.

28The number of drives of 10 or more plays the Patriots have put together this season - the highest number in the NFL.

10The number of drives of 10 or more plays that the Patriots have allowed this season - the lowest in the NFL.

28The number of drives of five minutes or longer the Patriots have compiled this season, a mark that leads the league.

264The number of first downs the Patriots have earned this season, leading the team with the next highest total by 34 (Ind., 230).

6The number of touchdowns the Patriots have scored on defense or special teams this season, a mark that is tied for the league lead (San Diego).

47.1The percentage of drives on which the Patriots have scored a touchdown, a mark that leads the NFL (102 drives, 48 touchdown drives).

51The number of points the Patriots have scored on their first offensive possession of the game, a mark that leads the league.

0The number of points the Patriots have allowed on their opponents first offensive possession of the game. They are the only NFL team not to allow an opponent to score on any opening drive.

52.3The Patriots' third-down conversion percentage, the best in the NFL.

31.2The third-down conversion percentage of Patriots opponents, the lowest number in the NFL.

IN THE ZONE

54The number of touchdowns the Patriots have scored through 10 games in the 2007 season, the highest single-season total in franchise history.

53The number of touchdowns by the other three AFC East teams combined. Miami (20), New York Jets (18), Buffalo (15).

THE KRAFT ERA

154The 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.

84-33The Patriots' record at home since 1994, including regular season and postseason games, a winning percentage of .718.

144The number of consecutive regular-season, preseason and playoff games that have been sold out in Foxborough. The streak began with the 1994 season, including this week's game.

293The number of consecutive Patriots games that have been televised locally, including this week's game.

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