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Postseason: Inside the Numbers

PATRIOTS IN THE PLAYOFFS

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The New England Patriots have won four Super Bowls, joining Pittsburgh (6), Dallas (5), San Francisco (5), Green Bay (4) and the New York Giants (4) as the only teams with at least four Super Bowls.

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New England reached 12 regular-season wins for the seventh consecutive season in 2016, the second-longest such streak since the 1970 merger.

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New England has captured eight consecutive AFC East titles from 2009-16, marking the longest streak in AFC East division history and passing the LA Rams (1973-79) for the most consecutive division titles in NFL history.

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The Patriots have earned a Super Bowl berth eight times in their 56-year history, tied with Dallas, Denver and Pittsburgh for the most Super Bowl berths.

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Rob Gronkowski has nine postseason touchdowns, first among all tight ends in NFL postseason history.

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The Patriots overcame a 24-14 fourth quarter deficit to take a 28-24 victory in Super Bowl XLIX. They became the first team in NFL history to overcome a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to claim a Super Bowl win.

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The Patriots earned a first-round bye in the 2016 NFL playoffs, and they lead the NFL with 12 first-round byes since the current playoff format was instituted in 1990.

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The Patriots reached their 13th Conference Championship game in 2016, fourth, behind Pittsburgh (16), San Francisco (15) and Dallas (14).

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The Patriots overcame two 14-point deficits in the 35-31 win over Baltimore (01/10/15) in the Divisional game to become the first team ever to erase a pair of 14-point deficits in a single playoff game.

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The Patriots currently have the longest active consecutive winning seasons streak with 16 straight winning seasons since 2001.

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New England has made the playoffs 24 times in its 57-year history, with 18 of those berths coming in the 23 seasons since Robert Kraft purchased the team in 1994.

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New England has compiled 31 winning seasons since the 1970 merger, tied for the second- most among all NFL teams.

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New England's 45-7 victory over Indianapolis in the 2014 AFC title game is the third largest margin of victory in a Conference Championship Game since the merger.

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New England's playoff winning percentage of .612 is the third best in NFL history among teams that have played at least 15 playoff games, behind Green Bay .618 and Baltimore .652.

BILL BELICHICK IN THE PLAYOFFS

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Belichick won his fourth Super Bowl to match Chuck Noll for the most Super Bowl wins by a head coach.

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Belichick has six Super Bowl berths as a head coach, and is tied with Don Shula for the most all time.

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Belichick has participated in nine Super Bowls overall, including six as a head coach and three as an assistant coach.

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The number of division titles won by Bill Belichick, the most of any head coach in NFL history since the NFL merger in 1970.

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Belichick passed Tom Landry (20) for the most postseason wins by a head coach in NFL history with three wins in the 2014 postseason.

TOM BRADY IN THE PLAYOFFS

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Brady was named MVP of the Super Bowl for the third time in his career, joining Joe Montana as the only players to have three MVP awards.

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Brady won his fourth Super Bowl in 2014, joining Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana as the third quarterback with four Super Bowl wins.

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Brady won his sixth conference title, surpassing John Elway for the most conference titles by a quarterback. Brady's start in Super Bowl XLIX matched DL Mike Lodish for the most Super Bowls played. Lodish played in six (four with Buffalo and two with Denver).

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Brady's start in Super Bowl XLIX matched DL Mike Lodish for the most Super Bowls played. Lodish played in six (four with Buffalo and two with Denver).

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The number of 300-yard games that Tom Brady has accumulated in the postseason, the most in NFL history.

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Brady will play in his 11th Conference Title games to move past the 10 appearances by Gene Upshaw and George Blanda.

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The number of division championships by Tom Brady, the most division titles ever by a quarterback. Peyton Manning is second with 12.

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Brady set a Super Bowl record with 16 straight pass completions in Super Bowl XLVI vs. the New York Giants.

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The number of playoff wins for Tom Brady, the most of any quarterback in NFL history.

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The number of playoff starts for Tom Brady, the most of any quarterback in NFL history and any NFL player overall.

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Brady is first in NFL history with 58 postseason touchdown passes.

STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI IN THE PLAYOFFS

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Gostkowski has 26 career postseason field goals tied with Mason Crosby for fourth, behind Adam Vinatieri (56), David Akers (39) and Gary Anderson (32).

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The number of postseason points for Stephen Gostkowski, fourth all-time in postseason points.

THE KRAFT ERA IN THE PLAYOFFS

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The 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.

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The number of conference championships the Patriots have won since Robert Kraft purchased the team in 1994, tied with Pat Bowlen for the most by an ownership group in the Super Bowl era.

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The number of division championships won by the Patriots since Kraft purchased the team in 1994.

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The number of playoff seasons earned by the Patriots in the 23 seasons since Robert Kraft purchased the team.

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The number of playoff games the Patriots have appeared in since 1994, the most in the NFL. Green Bay has the second most with 35.

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The number of consecutive home games that have been sold out, including all playoff and preseason games dating back to the 1994 season opener.

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The number of games the Patriots have won since Robert Kraft purchased the franchise in 1994. Prior to Kraft's ownership, the team had won 225 total games in its entire history from 1960-93.

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