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Inside the Numbers: The 2007 Season

EFFECTIVE RUNNING

46.8The percentage of the time the Patriots gained four or more yards when rushing the ball in 2007. That mark led the AFC and ranked second in the NFL. The Patriots gained four or more yards rushing 211 times in 451 rushes this season.

4.10The average number of yards per rush the Patriots gained this season, a mark that stands as the highest rushing average by any Patriots team since 1985, when New England's AFC Championship squad averaged 4.13 yards per rush.

17The number of rushing touchdowns the Patriots scored in 2007, marking the second highest total for the franchise in the last 20 years, trailing only their 20 rushing scores in 2006.

NFL LEADERS

15.6The percentage of time the Patriots offense went three-and-out in 2007, the lowest total of any NFL team. New England had 26 three-and-out drives on 167 offensive series. Indianapolis ranked second at 15.7 percent (26-166).

41The number of 10-play drives the Patriots offense put together in 2007, the highest total of any NFL team. Indianapolis, New Orleans and Philadelphia tied for second with 33 10-play drives.

38The number of Patriots drives that lasted five minutes or longer, the most in the NFL (Pittsburgh, 31).

53.7The percentage of time the Patriots gained four or more yards on first down this season, a mark that led the league (New Orleans, 52.7).

7.08The average number of yards to go the Patriots faced on second down, the best such number in the NFL (New Orleans, 7.23).

71.9The percentage of time the Patriots converted a first down when faced with third-and-three or less. The mark led the NFL (Philadelphia, 69.3).

57The number of completions of 20 yards or more the Patriots had this season, a mark that led the league (Dallas, 56).

52.7The percentage of time the Patriots scored a touchdowns or a field goal when they had the ball. New England totaled 88 scores in 167 offensive possessions. Indianapolis ranked second in scoring 44.6 percent of the time (74-166).

90The number of points the Patriots scored in the last two minutes of either the first half or the second half. The total led the NFL (Arizona, 76).

STARTING STRONG

71The number of points the Patriots scored on their first offensive possession during the regular season, a mark that led the NFL (Cincinnati, 59).

10The number of points that Patriots opponents scored on their first offensive possessions, a mark that tied for second in the NFL. Jacksonville paced the league by allowing just nine points on opponents first possessions.

134-41The margin by which the Patriots outscored opponents in the first quarter in 2007. The 41 points allowed in the first quarter was the fewest of any quarter by the Patriots this season.

SYMMETRICAL HALVES

137The total number of points the Patriots defense allowed in the first half of games during the regular season.

137The total number of points the Patriots defense allowed in the second half of games during the regular season.

STREAKS EXTENDED

149The number of consecutive Patriots home games that have been sold out. The streak began with the 1994 season and includes regular-season, preseason and playoff games.

306The number of consecutive Patriots games that have been televised locally. New England fans have not faced a local TV blackout since Robert Kraft purchased the Patriots in 1994.

THE KRAFT ERA

162The 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.

3The number of Super Bowl championships the Patriots have won since Robert Kraft purchased the team in 1994. That mark is the highest total in the NFL over that span.

5The number of conference championships the Patriots have won since Robert Kraft purchased the team in 1994. That mark is the highest total in the NFL over that span.

17The number of 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.

24The number of playoff games the Patriots have played since Robert Kraft purchased the team in 1994. That mark is the highest total in the NFL over that span.

10The number of times the Patriots have qualified for the playoffs since Robert Kraft purchased the team in 1994. That mark is tied for the highest total in the NFL over that span.

THE BELICHICK ERA

15The number of playoff wins in Bill Belichick's coaching career, the fifth-highest career total for any coach in league history.

139The number of games it took Bill Belichick to win his first 100 games as Patriots head coach. He reached 100 wins with the team at the fourth-fastest pace in NFL history, trailing only Don Shula, John Madden and George Seifert.

.789Bill Belichick's career playoff winning percentage (15-4), second in NFL history to Vince Lombardi (9-1, .900).

9The number of head coaches in NFL history – including Bill Belichick – who have won three or more league championships since the NFL playoffs were established in 1933. The eight other coaches besides Belichick are all enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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