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    DIGGING DEEP - OFFENSE

    78.9 %
    The Patriots' NFL-leading fourth-down conversion rate this season. They have been successful on 15-of-19 fourth-down tries.

    31
    The number of goal-to-go situations the Patriots offense has been in this season. The mark is the third highest in the NFL (Dallas 33, Indianapolis 32).

    108.7
    The Patriots' team passer rating inside the 30-yared line this season. The mark is the second highest in the NFL (San Diego, 117.1).

    60.4
    The percentage of the time the Patriots have scored a touchdown when they have entered the red zone this season. The mark is the fourth best in the NFL (San Diego 69.0, Indianapolis 66.1, Dallas 62.7).

    74.2
    The percentage of the time the Patriots have scored a touchdown while in a goal-to-go situation. They rank fourth in the NFL (San Diego 89.7, Denver 76.2, Indianapolis 75.0).

    79.2
    The percentage of the time that the Patriots have converted on third-and-one or fourth-and-one. The mark ranks third in the NFL (Cincinnati 88.2, San Diego 85.7).

    27.1
    The Patriots' NFL-leading kickoff return average this season. Primary returner Laurence Maroney is tied for the league lead with an average of 28.7 yards per return.

    DIGGING DEEP - DEFENSE

    17
    The number of touchdowns allowed by the Patriots defense this season. It is the lowest total in the NFL.

    51.0
    Patriots opponents' passer rating inside the 30-yard line this season. The mark is the lowest in the NFL.

    26.7
    The percentage that Patriots opponents have scored a touchdown when driving inside of the 30-yard line this season. The mark is the second lowest in the NFL (Baltimore, 26.1).

    2
    The number of rushes of 20 yards or longer allowed by the Patriots this season. The mark is the best in the NFL.

    0
    The number of quick-strike scoring drives (four plays or less) that the Patriots defense has allowed this season. The Patriots are the only team in the NFL to have not allowed any such drives this season.

    16
    The total number of points that the Patriots have allowed in the final two minutes of either the first or second half this season. The total is the best in the NFL.

    34.6
    The percentage of opponents rushes that have gone for four yards or longer. The mark is the second best in the NFL.

    RED ZONE SUCCESS

    3.52
    The average number of yards per play gained by the Patriots when they are in the red zone. The mark is second in the NFL (San Diego, 3.65)

    1.94
    The average number of yards per play allowed by the Patriots in the red zone. The mark is the best in the NFL.

    STINGY DEFENSE

    13.8
    The average number of points per game the Patriots have allowed in 2006.

    2
    The Patriots' NFL rank in points allowed per game. Only Baltimore (13.4) ranks higher.

    14.9
    The Patriots team record for fewest points allowed per game in a full season, achieved in 2004.

    17.45
    The average number of points per game the Patriots have allowed since 2001, a mark that ranks second in the NFL over that span, trailing only Tampa Bay (17.47).

    15.75
    The average number of points per game that the Patriots have allowed at Gillette Stadium since it opened in 2002. The mark represents the fewest points per game allowed at home over that span.

    13
    The number of times Bill Belichick's defenses have finished in the NFL's top 10 in fewest points allowed since he was first named a defensive coordinator in 1985.

    THE KRAFT ERA

    140
    The number of regular-season and playoff victories the Patriots have earned since Robert Kraft purchased the team in 1994. That mark is tied for the highest total in the NFL over that span.

    4
    The number of times the Patriots have appeared in the Super Bowl since Robert Kraft bought the team in 1994. No other team has made more than two Super Bowl appearances in that span.

    140-84
    The Patriots' overall record since Robert Kraft purchased the team in 1994 (including postseason), a .625 winning percentage. The figure ranks second in the NFL over that span.

    79-33
    The Patriots' record at home since 1994, including regularseason and postseason games, a winning percentage of .705.

    35-9
    The Patriots' record at Gillette Stadium, including regular-season and postseason games (.795 win pct).

    6
    The number of AFC East titles the Patriots have won since Robert Kraft purchased the team in 1994.

    6
    The number of consecutive seasons in which the Patriots have won nine or more games, a mark that represents the longest current streak in the NFL.

    THE HEAD COACH

    32
    The number of years Bill Belichick has been an NFL coach, making him the longest tenured among the 32 head coaches.

    7
    The number of head coaches in the NFL or college who were assistant coaches under Belichick (Romeo Crennel, Eric Mangini, Nick Saban, Charlie Weis, Kirk Ferentz, Pat Hill and Al Groh).

    43-2
    Belichick's record in New England when the Patriots score 25 points or more.

    64-5
    Belichick's record in New England when the Patriots score 21 points or more.

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