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Patriots News and Notes for Week 5

*RISING TO THE OCCASION *

Since the beginning of the 2003 season, the Patriots are 11-0 against teams with winning records. In 2003, the Patriots were 10-0 against teams that finished the season with a winning mark, including an 8-0 mark against playoff teams. So far this year, the Patriots are 1-0 against winning teams, having defeated the Indianapolis Colts, who enter this week sporting a 3-1 record. Including the 2002 season finale, when the Patriots defeated a 9-7 Miami Dolphins team, New England has won 12 consecutive games against teams above the .500 mark. The last time New England lost to a team that finished the season with a winning record was on Dec. 22, 2002. In that game, New England dropped a 30-17 decision to the New York Jets, who finished the 2002 season with a 9-7 record.

*PATRIOTS VS. TEAMS WITH WINNING RECORDS *

Since start of the 2003 season

Final/CurrentRecord v.
DateOpponentW/LScoreRecordRest of NFL
09/09/04IndianapolisW27-243-13-0
02/01/04CarolinaW32-3914-614-5
01/18/04IndianapolisW24-1414-514-3
01/10/04Tennessee*W17-1413-513-3
12/07/03MiamiW12-010-610-4
11/30/03at IndianapolisW38-3414-5--
11/16/03DallasW12-010-610-5
11/03/03at DenverW30-2610-610-5
10/19/03at MiamiW19-13 ot10-6--
10/05/03TennesseeW38-3013-5--
09/14/03at PhiladelphiaW31-1013-513-4
*-Playoffs

Patriots vs. teams with winning record 11-0 (1.000)

Rest of NFL vs. those teams 29-87 (.250)

HE RATE ME

TOM BRADY has earned two passer ratings over 100.0 this season and has done so 18 times in his career. Brady has topped the 100.0 mark in six of his last nine games, marking the most productive stretch in his five-year career. All of Brady�??�?�¢??s 18 career 100.0-plus ratings have come in Patriots victories (see below). Brady also owns three of the top five ratings in Patriots history.

TOM BRADY�??�?�¢??S GAMES WITH PASSER RATING OVER 100.0

**Date****Opp.****att****Cmp****Yds****Pct.****TD****I****Rating****W/L**
10/21/01at IND2016202.80030148.3W
11/03/02at BUF2622265.84630147.6W
11/25/01NO2619258.73140143.9W
11/04/01at ATL3121250.67730124.4W
12/27/03BUF3221204.65640122.9W
10/19/03at MIA3424283.70620115.2W
10/03/04at BUF3017298.56720112.9W
11/24/02MIN3421239.61730112.3W
09/09/04IND3826335.68431111.2W
09/22/02KC5439410.72241110.9W
09/09/02PIT4329294.67430110.0W
11/03/03at DEN3520350.57131108.0W
09/14/03at PHI4430255.68230105.8W
12/14/03JAX3422228.64720103.6W
12/20/03at NYJ2515138.60020101.8W
12/08/02BUF2715183 .55620101.3W
09/15/02at NYJ3525269.71421100.8W
02/01/04CAR4832354.66731100.5W

* 2004 PATRIOTS AWARD WINNERS *

LB Tedy Bruschi AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Wk. 4)

S Rodney Harrison AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Wk. 2)

DB Eugene Wilson AFC Defensive Player of the Month (Sept.)

* PATRIOTS AMONG 2004 LEAGUE LEADERS *

Through three games, several Patriots rank among the league and conference leaders in various statistical categories. New England has played just three games, while many teams have played four games.

QB Tom Brady: 2nd in AFC in touchdown passes (7), 2nd in AFC in gain/attempt (9.06)

RB Corey Dillon: T-3rd in AFC in rushing avg. (4.9)

TE Daniel Graham:1st in AFC in touchdown receptions (4)

K Adam Vinatieri:T-1st in NFL in FG pct. (1.000, 9/9)

P Josh Miller:2nd in NFL in avg. (47.7)

DB Eugene Wilson:T-2nd in NFL in interceptions (2)

LB Willie McGinest:T-2nd in AFC in sacks (3.0)

Patriots Offense:3rd in NFL in total offense (392.7 ypg)

Patriots Defense:1st in NFL in sacks per pass play (.15)

WINNING STREAK BREAKDOWN

The Patriots�??�?�¢?? record-tying 18 consecutive victories have come under widely varied circumstances, from location to jersey color to margin of victory. Below is a breakdown of the streak.

Victories By Venue

Home: 10

Road: 7

Neutral: 1

By Start Time

Day: 12

Night: 6

By Conference

Against AFC: 14

Against NFC: 4

By Time Zone

In Eastern Time Zone: 13

In Central Time Zone: 3

In Mountain Time Zone: 2

By Day of Week

Thursday: 1

Saturday: 3

Sunday: 13

Monday: 1

By Televising Network

CBS: 13

ABC: 2

ESPN: 2

FOX: 1

Victories By Opponent

Against Indianapolis: 3

Against Miami: 2

Against Buffalo: 2

Against Tennessee: 2

By Jersey Color

Blue: 11

White: 5

Silver: 2

PATRIOTS WINNING STREAK: HIGHS AND LOWS

Points Scored

High38(two times)
Low9(vs. CLE, 10/26/03)
Points Allowed

High34(at IND, 11/30/03)
Low0(three times)
Margin of Victory

High31 points(vs. BUF, 12/27/03)
Low3 points(four times)
Touchdowns Scored

High5(two times)
Low0(vs. CLE, 10/26/03)
Yards of Net Offense

High481(vs. CAR, 02/01/04)
Low220(vs. NYG, 10/12/03)
Net Offense Allowed

High446(vs. CAR, 02/01/04)
Low134(vs. MIA, 12/07/03)
Rushing Yards

High172(at ARZ, 09/19/04)
Low56(at IND, 11/30/03)
Gross Passing Yards

High368(at HST, 11/23/03)
Low112(vs. NYG, 10/12/03)
Offensive Plays Run

High92(at HST, 11/23/03)
Low50(at NYJ, 12/20/03)
Sacks Made

High7(at BUF, 10/03/04)
Low0(at DEN, 11/03/03)
Attendance

High77,835(at NYJ, 12/20/03)
Low51,557(at ARZ, 09/19/04)
Temperature

High89(at ARZ, 09/19/04)
Low4(vs. TEN, 01/10/04)

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