Official website of the New England Patriots

replay
Replay: Patriots Unfiltered Fri May 14 - 12:00 AM | Sun May 16 - 11:58 PM

NEP - NYJ Inside the Numbers

INSIDE THE NUMBERS


SEVEN YEARS AND COUNTING
102-63
The Patriots' record in preseason, regular-season and postseason games since 1996 (.618 win pct.).
75-51
The Patriots' regular-season record since 1996 (.595 win pct).
6-3
The Patriots' postseason record since 1996 (.667 win pct).
21-9
The Patriots' preseason record since 1996 (.700 win pct).

KEEP OUT
62
The number of consecutive drives the Patriots defense had stopped short of the end zone at Gillette Stadium before Jacksonville scored a touchdown on their final drive last week.
34
The number of punts the Patriots defense forced during their touchdown-free streak.
13
The number of interceptions the Patriots snared during their touchdown-free streak.
23
The number of consecutive opponents' drives entered New England's half of the field that the Patriots snuffed out short of the end zone during their streak.

MILESTONES IN SIGHT
109
The number of passing yards Tom Brady needs to reach the 10,000-yard mark for his career and become the fifth Patriots passer to break that barrier (joining Drew Bledsoe, Steve Grogan, Vito Parilli and Tony Eason).
41
The number of passing yards Brady needs to pass Jim Plunkett (9,932) to claim fifth place on the Patriots all-time passing charts.
42
The number of receptions Troy Brown needs to pass Ben Coates and claim second place on the Patriots all-time receptions list.
227
The number of receiving yards Brown needs to pass Coates and claim third place on the Patriots' all-time receiving yardage rankings.

NO PASSING ZONE
106
The number of pass defenses New England defenders have been credited with, a figure that leads the NFL. Baltimore ranks second with 90 pass defenses, while New Orleans is third with 88.
11
The number of touchdown passes the Patriots have given up through 14 games, tied for the NFL lead with the Jets and Dolphins.
59.7
The cumulative quarterback rating of Patriots opponents this season, the lowest in the NFL. (Tampa Bay is second at 65.7, and Dallas is third at 66.2).
52.8
The completion percentage of New England's opposing quarterbacks. The figure ranks second in the NFL behind Dallas (48.2 percent).
22
The number of interceptions the Patriots have recorded so far this season, tying them for second in the NFL with Kansas City. Only Minnesota (25 picks) has more interceptions than New England in the NFL.

THE KRAFT ERA
101
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.
211
The number of consecutive Patriots games that have been televised locally.
70-33
The Patriots record at home since 1994, including preseason, regular-season and postseason games.
16-3
The Patriots record at Gillette Stadium, including preseason and regular-season games (.842 win pct).

THE BELICHICK ERA
34-11
Bill Belichick's record in his last 45 games as the head coach of the Patriots (.756 win pct). It's the best record of any NFL head coach over that span.
40-25
Bill Belichick's overall record as head coach of the Patriots, including the playoffs.
.615
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
20
The number of consecutive games the Patriots have won when leading at halftime.
24-1
The Patriots record in their last 25 games in which they have led at halftime.
25
The number of consecutive games the Patriots have won when leading after three quarters, leading the NFL.

THIRD DOWN DOMINANCE
6
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.
12-1
The Patriots record in their last 13 games when holding their opponents under 30 percent on third downs.

TURNING OVER WINS
9-0
The Patriots' record this season when they maintain a positive or even turnover differential.
3-2
The Patriots' record when they turn the ball over more than their opponents.
21-2
The Patriots' record since the beginning of the 2001 season when they maintain a positive turnover differential.
10
The Patriots' turnover differential this season, ranking them second in the AFC.

CONNECTIONS
- Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was the Jets' Assistant Head Coach/Secondary for three seasons (1997-99).

  • As head coach of the Cleveland Browns, Belichick hired Mike Tannenbaum as a personnel intern. He is now the Jets' Assistant G.M./Director of Player Personnel.
  • Defensive Coordinator Romeo Crennel was the defensive line coach for the Jets from 1997-99.
  • Inside Linebackers coach Pepper Johnson played for two seasons with the Jets, before retiring in 1999. In his first season with the Jets, he was voted captain before the start of the regular season.
  • Defensive Backs coach Eric Mangini served as the Jets Defensive Assistant/Quality Control coach from 1997-99.
  • Special Teams coach Brad Seely held the same position with the Jets in 1994.
  • Offensive Coordinator Charlie Weis coached for three seasons with the Jets (1997-Wide Receivers, 1998-Offensive Coordinator/WRs, 1999-Offensive Coordinator/FBs).
  • Patriots Vice President of Player Personnel Scott Pioli was the Director of Pro Personnel for the Jets from 1997-1999.
  • Patriots Guard Joe Andruzzi is from Staten Island, N.Y., where he was an offensive and defensive tackle at Tottenville High School.
  • Patriots Tight End Fred Baxter was originally drafted in the fifth round of the 1993 NFL Draft (115th overall) by the Jets, for whom he played for eight seasons.
  • Patriots Linebacker Don Davis originally signed with the Jets as a rookie free agent in the spring of 1995.
  • Patriots Running Back Kevin Faulk set a career-high with a 95-yard kickoff return vs. the Jets (11/15/99). It was the eighth longest return – and the longest non-scoring return – in franchise history.
  • Patriots Defensive End Bobby Hamilton was signed by the Jets as a free agent and participated on their practice squad for the first season before being activated and staying with the organization for another four years.
  • Patriots Quarterback Damon Huard made his NFL debut against the Jets, while he was playing for the Dolphins, and connected on two-of-three passes for 21 yards.
  • Patriots Cornerback Ty Law scored his first touchdown, a 38-yard interception return against the Jets (12/8/96). He also recorded his first career fumble recovery (9/14/97) against the Jets.
  • Patriots Defensive Lineman Rick Lyle signed with the Jets as an unrestricted free agent in March of 1997, where he remained for five seasons.
  • Patriots Linebacker Roman Phifer signed with the Jets as an unrestricted free agent on March 5, 1999, and stayed with the organization for two seasons.
  • Patriots Defensive End Anthony Pleasant played for the Jets for two seasons, during which time he recorded 31 starts out of his 32 appearances.
  • While playing for the Carolina Panthers, Patriots Cornerback Tyrone Poole snagged his first career interception in the franchise's first win, 26-15 over the Jets (10/15/95).
  • Jets Assistant Head Coach/Senior Offensive Assistant Jimmy Raye was the offensive coordinator for the Patriots in 1990.
  • Jets Defensive Back Jamie Henderson was drafted in the fourth round (101st overall) of the 2001 draft in a selection from the Patriots as part of the compensation package for Head Coach Bill Belichick.
  • Jets Quarterback Vinny Testaverde started 31 games at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns from 1993-95, when Bill Belichick was the team's head coach.
  • Jets Running Back Curtis Martin was originally drafted by the Patriots in the third round (74th overall) of the 1995 NFL Draft; in his three seasons with New England, Martin appeared in 45 games with 43 starts.
This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content

Advertising