I've read how the Pats are the 1st team to start a season winning their first 6 games by 17+ points. Actually, the Pats are only the 3rd team since 1960 to win 6 straight games by 17+ points at any point in a season. The others were the 1961 Packers and the 1999 Rams. Both those teams lost their next game, and eventually won the NFL title. If the Pats beat the Dolphins by 17+ points, they will have the longest streak of 17+ point victories in a single season since 1960. The Pats current overall regular season streak of 17+ point victories stands at 7, including last season's 40-23 victory over Tennessee. Another interesting note about the Josh McDaniels and the Pats' offense: over the last 12 games, playoffs included, going back to last season, the Pats have scored 429 points, averaging 36 a game.