INSIDE THE NUMBERS: A Look at Who Helped Set the Patriots 1st Down Record Sunday

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October 07, 2012 at 10:53pm ET

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Sunday the Patriots set a new franchise record for first downs converted in a game with 35, breaking the previous record they set back on October 28th 2007 against the Washington Rredskins.

From our stats database here's a list of each player who picked up a first down, along with their totals:

Wes Welker: 9

Stevan Ridley: 9

Brandon Bolden: 4

Danny Woodhead: 4

Brandon Lloyd: 3

Rob Gronkowski: 2

Deion Branch: 1

Shane Vereen: 1

Tom Brady: 1

Total from players: 34

Total By Rushing: 18

Total By Passing: 16

Total from penalties: 1*

*They also got a first down on a pass interference penalty on Joe Mays in the 3rd quarter, which was part of the final total.


1st Quarter: 8

2nd Quarter: 12

3rd Quarter: 9

4th Quarter:  6