The Patriots return home to face the Bills on Monday Night Football this week. With a chance to go 10-0 for only the second time in team history, the Pats will once again be on the national stage.
Here is a fun look at some of the numbers that may be interesting this week before the Patriots take on the Bills and a few that could change on Monday. Thanks to the Patriots media staff and PatsFans.com Ian Logue for a look at the stats this week.
1.5: Number of sacks needed by Chandler Jones to reach 12 which would be a new career high; Jones had 11.5 sacks in 2013.
4: Number of touchdown passes Tom Brady and Drew Brees need to tie Dan Marino for 3rd most on the all-time regular season list with 420.
5: Number of 100-yard games Rob Gronkowski has in 2015. The record for TEs in a season is six held by Tony Gonzalez (2000,2004), and Jimmy Graham (2013). Gronkowski had five 100-yard games in 2011.
13: With a win versus Buffalo, 2015 would be the 13th consecutive season the Patriots would have with 10+ wins on a season. The NFL record belongs to SF (1983-98).
13-6: Tom Brady’s career record on Monday Night Football. Brady has thrown for 5170 yards with 43 touchdowns and 17 interceptions in those 19 games.
15: Number of consecutive seasons that the Patriots have had a winning record with at least 9 wins, tops in the NFL since 2000. Next on the list is Indy with 12.
20: Career 100 yard games by TE Rob Gronkowski. With his 113-yard effort against the Giants, he moved into a 5th place tie with Jason Witten all-time.
24-3: Tom Brady’s record versus the Buffalo Bills, the 2nd most by a QB against an opponent (Favre 26 vs Detroit). In those 27 games Brady has thrown for 6724 yards, 61 touchdowns and 19 interceptions for a passer rating of 101.5.
34-5: Tom Brady’s career record when the temperature is below 40 degrees. Game time temps for MNF is forecast to be below that.
35: Number of straight quarters that the Patriots have scored in dating back to the first quarter of the opener against Pittsburgh, a new NFL record.
42-15: The Patriots record in the month of November since the 2001 season. The .737 winning percentage is the best in the NFL. Indy is 2nd with a 41-20 record.
48-4: With the win over Washington last week, the Patriots dominance at home continues with a 48-4 record in their last 52 home games.
70: Career games that Tom Brady has thrown for 300+ yards. Brady’s threw for 334 yards on Sunday against the Giants, which is 3rd in NFL history. Peyton Manning (93) and Drew Brees (92), head the list.
70-19: Patriots divisional record since 2001 the best in the NFL during that time frame. In contrast, the Bills record is 33-57.
74: Number of straight games that Rob Gronkowski has caught a pass. The last game he didn’t record a reception was the playoff game against Houston in the 2012 season, where he was injured in the first quarter.
79: Number of consecutive wins at home when leading at halftime.
81: Career percentage of field goals over 50 yards by Stephen Gostkowski (17-21), he’s the first kicker in NFL history to have a FG percentage over 80 on FG’s over 50 yards.
82-42: The Patriots regular season road record since 2002, the best in the NFL.
155: Regular season wins by Tom Brady in his first 200 starts; the best percentage in NFL history. Next on the list is Manning with 136. Brady now has 168 regular season career wins and 190 including the playoffs.
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