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Inside the Numbers


SEVEN YEARS AND COUNTING
99-63
The Patriots' record in preseason, regular-season and postseason games since 1996 (.611 win pct.).
72-51
The Patriots' regular-season record since 1996 (.585 win pct).
6-3
The Patriots' postseason record since 1996 (.667 win pct).
21-9
The Patriots' preseason record since 1996 (.700 win pct).

NO PASSING ZONE
86
The number of pass defenses New England defenders have been credited with, a figure that leads the NFL. Philadelphia ranks second with 73 pass defenses, while Denver and Houston are tied for third with 67.
6
The number of touchdown passes the Patriots have given up through 11 games, the fewest in the NFL.
57.7
The cumulative quarterback rating of Patriots' opponents this season, the lowest in the NFL. (Tampa Bay is second at 59.7, and Dallas is third at 63.8).
52.8
The completion percentage of New England's opposing quarterbacks. The figure ranks third in the NFL behind Dallas (47.7 percent) and Denver (52.6 percent).
17
The number of interceptions the Patriots have recorded so far this season, tying them for second in the AFC with Miami. Only Kansas City (19 picks), has more interceptions than New England in the AFC.

GOING DEEP
7
The number of pass plays Tom Brady has converted for 45 yards or more this season.
4
The number of pass plays of 45 yards or more that Brady has converted in November.
2
The number of passes of more than 45 yards Brady completed in his career before this season.

THE KRAFT ERA
99
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.
208
The number of consecutive Patriots games that have been televised locally.
68-33
The Patriots record at home since 1994, including preseason, regular-season and postseason games.
14-3
The Patriots record at Gillette Stadium, including preseason and regular-season games (.824 win pct).

THE BELICHICK ERA
31-11
Bill Belichick's record in his last 42 games as the head coach of the Patriots (.738 win pct). It's the best record of any NFL head coach over that span.
37-25
Bill Belichick's overall record as head coach of the Patriots, including the playoffs.
.597
Belichick's overall winning percentage as Patriots head coach, establishing the highest winning percentage of any coach in franchise history, including postseason games.

NOT HALF BAD
17
The number of consecutive games the Patriots have won when leading at halftime.
20-1
The Patriots record in their last 21 games in which they have led at halftime.
22
The number of consecutive games the Patriots have won when leading after three quarters, leading the NFL.

THIRD DOWN DOMINANCE
5
The number of times the Patriots have held their opponents under 30 percent on third downs this season.
3
The number of times the Patriots held their opponents under 30 percent on third downs all of last season.
11-1
The Patriots record in their last 12 games when holding their opponents under 30 percent on third downs.

TURNING OVER WINS
7-0
The Patriots' record this season when they maintain a positive or even turnover differential.
2-2
The Patriots' record when they turn the ball over more than their opponents.
18-2
The Patriots' record since the beginning of the 2001 season when they maintain a positive turnover differential.
8
The Patriots' turnover differential this season, ranking them third in the AFC.

BRADY BITS
2,651
The number of yards Tom Brady has passed for this season. He currently ranks third in the AFC behind Peyton Manning (3,105) and Trent Green (2,760).
82
The length, in yards, of Brady's touchdown pass to Troy Brown in overtime against the Miami Dolphins. It is tied for the third longest pass completion in the NFL this season.

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