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Inside the numbers; 2007 honors and awards

FEW PUNTS

21The number of times the Patriots have punted this season, the fewest times of any NFL team (Indianapolis ranks second with 25 punts).

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.

2.3The average number of punts per game so far by Patriots punter Chris Hanson, who has recorded all 21 of the Patriots punts this season. Hanson has not punted enough times to qualify for the league leaders list.

IN THE ZONE

46The number of touchdowns the Patriots have scored through nine games in the 2007 season.

46The number of touchdowns the Patriots scored in all of last season, a year during which their offense ended the year ranked sixth in the NFL.

LEAGUE LEADERS

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

25.3The average starting position of Patriots opponents drives, the worst in the NFL.

23The number of drives of 10 or more plays the Patriots have put together this season - the highest number in the NFL.

24The number of drives of five minutes or longer the Patriots have compiled this season, a mark that leads the league.

34The number of completions of 20 or more yards by the Patriots in 2007, a total that ranks second in the league.

234The number of first downs the Patriots have earned this season, leading the team with the next highest total by 20 (Ind., 214).

28.5The Patriots' average kickoff return this season, a mark that leads the NFL.

5The number of touchdowns the Patriots have scored on defense or special teams this season, a mark that ranks second in the league.

55.3The percentage of drives on which the Patriots have scored, a mark that leads the NFL (94 drives, 52 scores).

137The number of plays gaining 10 or more yards the Patriots have run this season, a mark that ranks second in 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.

30.3The third-down conversion percentage of Patriots opponents, the lowest number in the NFL.

56The number of points the Patriots have scored in the last two minutes of a half, the highest total in the NFL.

MILESTONES APPROACHING

1The number of touchdown receptions Randy Moss needs to pass Stanley Morgan's 1979 total of 12 and become the Patriots' single-season touchdown reception leader.

1The 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.

1.5The 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).

3Number of passing touchdowns Brady needs to pass Steve Grogan (182) and become the Patriots' all-time leader.

4The number of victories Bill Belichick needs to reach 100 wins in his regular season and playoff career as Patriots head coach.

6The number of touchdown receptions Randy Moss needs to set a new career high, passing his mark of 17 touchdowns in 1998 and 2003.

7The number of receptions Wes Welker needs to set a new career high, topping his 67 catches with Miami in 2006.

7The number of touchdowns the Patriots need to score to break the team record of 52 total touchdowns, achieved in 1961 and 1980.

12The 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 732 career receptions.

37The number of receiving yards Wes Welker needs to set a new career high, topping his 687 yards with Miami in 2006.

76The number of receiving yards Randy Moss needs to reach 1,000 yards for the season and become the first Patriot to top the 1,000-yard receiving mark since Troy Brown in 2001 (1,199 yards).

THE KRAFT ERA

153The 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.

143The number of consecutive regular-season, preseason and playoff games that have been sold out in Foxborough. The streak began with the 1994 season.

292The number of consecutive Patriots games that have been televised locally.


2007 HONORS AND AWARDS

Head Coach Bill Belichick

  • Motorola NFL Coach of the Week (Wk. 6) QB Tom Brady
  • AFC Offensive Player of the Month (Sept.)
  • AFC Offensive Player of the Month (Oct.)
  • AFC Offensive Player of the Week (Wk. 3)
  • AFC Offensive Player of the Week (Wk. 6)
  • AFC Offensive Player of the Week (Wk. 7)
  • FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week (Wk. 6)
  • FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week (Wk. 7)
  • ESPN.com's Midseason All-Pro Team
  • Pro Football Weekly's Midseason All-Pro Team
  • MSNBC.com's Midseason All-Pro Team
  • Foxsports.com's Midseason All-Pro Team KR Ellis Hobbs
  • AFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Wk. 1) C Dan Koppen
  • Sports Illustrated's Midseason All-Pro Notebook T Matt Light
  • ESPN.com's Midseason All-Pro Team
  • Foxsports.com's Midseason All-Pro Team G Logan Mankins
  • Sports Illustrated's Midseason All-Pro Notebook
  • Pro Football Weekly's Midseason All-Pro Team
  • MSNBC.com's Midseason All-Pro Team WR Randy Moss
  • AFC Offensive Player of the Week (Wk. 9)
  • Sports Illustrated's Midseason All-Pro Notebook
  • ESPN.com's Midseason All-Pro Team
  • Pro Football Weekly's Midseason All-Pro Team
  • MSNBC.com's Midseason All-Pro Team
  • Foxsports.com's Midseason All-Pro Team CB Asante Samuel
  • Sports Illustrated's Midseason All-Pro Notebook
  • ESPN.com's Midseason All-Pro Team
  • Pro Football Weekly's Midseason All-Pro Team LB Mike Vrabel
  • AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Wk. 8)
  • GMC NFL Defensive Player of the Week (Wk. 8)
  • Sports Illustrated's Midseason All-Pro Notebook
  • ESPN.com's Midseason All-Pro Team
  • MSNBC.com's Midseason All-Pro Team DL Ty Warren
  • Pro Football Weekly's Midseason All-Pro Team WR Wes Welker
  • Sports Illustrated's Midseason All-Pro Notebook NT Vince Wilfork
  • MSNBC.com's Midseason All-Pro Team


NFL RECORDS SET OR TIED IN 2007

NFL Team Records

  • Most consecutive victories by 17 points or more to begin a season (8).
  • Most consecutive games scoring 34 or more points to begin a season (8, tied with the 2000 St. Louis Rams). QB Tom Brady
  • Most victories in first 100 starts in the Super Bowl Era (76, tied with Roger Staubach).
  • Most consecutive games with three or more TD passes (9).
  • Most consecutive games with three or more TD passes to begin a season (9 games from 9/9/07 to Present).
  • Most TD passes in a single month (20 in October 2007).
  • Most TD passes in first nine games of a season (33).
  • Most TD passes in first eight games of a season (30).
  • Most TD passes in first seven games of a season (27).
  • Most TD passes in first six games of a season (21).
  • Most consecutive games with completion pct. of 75% or higher in a single season (4 games from 9/9/07 to 10/1/07).
  • Most completions in first 100 passes of a season (79).
  • Most touchdown passes in a game since 1970 AFL-NFL Merger (6 on 10/21/07; tied with 11 others)
  • Highest single-game passer rating (perfect 158.3 rating, 10/21/07; 17th time since 1970). WR Randy Moss
  • Most consecutive 100-yard receiving games to begin tenure with a team (4 games from 9/9/07 to 10/1/07). KR Ellis Hobbs
  • Longest kickoff return in NFL history (108 yards, 9/9/07). LB Junior Seau
  • Oldest player to record two or more interceptions in a game (38 years old, 10/7/07).
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