The Patriots take on the Browns tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m. The Pats come in as heavy favorites, the last time they played here in 2010 they were too. But Peyton Hillis rushed for 184 yards in crushing 34-14 loss for the Pats.
Bill Belichick’s first playoff win was as the head coach of the Browns, and it was against Bill Parcells and the Patriots 20-13 after the 1994 season.
So with the wait before the game tomorrow afternoon, here are some other interesting numbers to pore over.
1: Number of wins Bill Belichick needs to pass Curly Lambeau on all-time regular season win list tied with 226. Belichick’s next win also gives him 250 career total wins.
4: Super Bowl wins by HC Bill Belichick, tied for most with Chuck Noll
4: Number of times Tom Brady has led the NFL in TD passes. Tied with Len Dawson, Drew Brees, Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, Johnny Unitas, and Steve Young
5: Number of consecutive Conference Title games by NE, tied with Oakland (73-77)
7: Number of consecutive Division Titles by NE, tied with Rams (73-79)
7: Number of consecutive years in the playoffs, only five teams have reached 8 in a row
13: Number of Division Titles by Belichick, tied with Tom Landry, and Don Shula
13: Number of Division Titles by Tom Brady, most of any QB in NFL history, Peyton Manning is 2nd with 12
13: Number of consecutive 10-win seasons by NE
15: Consecutive winning seasons by NE, can tie SF, Dallas for most since 1970 merger
17: Number of seasons by Tom Brady, most in team history passing Steve Grogan
19: The longest streak of consecutive pass completions by Brady in a regular season game (Sept. 2015 vs. Pittsburgh), a team record
20: Wins by the Patriots against the AFC North since the realignment of 2002. Overall record of 20-6 against AFC North teams, including 4-1 against Cleveland.
21.6: The Patriots special teams in 2016 have the best kickoff unit in the NFL, holding opponents to an NFL-low starting possession average at the 21.6-yard line.
23: Postseason wins by Bill Belichick, most in NFL history. Landry (20) is second.
38: Number of playoff games played by the Patriots since Robert Kraft bought the team. Most in the NFL, Green Bay is second with 33.
39: Wins by the Pats since 2001 in games decided by 3 points or fewer. Top winning percentage in the NFL with .709 (39-15) during that time.
43: Since 2000 wins when a Patriot rushes for 100+ yards, record of 43-1. Only loss was at Miami in 2004, Corey Dillon rushed for 121 yards and Miami won 29-28
45: Number of wins (45-5) since 2008 when the Patriots don’t turn over the ball
46: Wins by the Patriots over NFC opponents since 2002, NFL best record of 46-11
56: Road wins since 2006, Pats road record of 56-25 best in the NFL
64: TD passes to Gronk from Tom Brady, second most in NFL history between a QB and TE. Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates lead with 77
66: Career touchdowns by Rob Gronkowski, needs three to pass Stanley Morgan (68) for most in Patriots history.
66: Most sacks in team history, back in 1963, Most by a Belichick team, 49 in 2015
84: Road wins by NE since 2000, tops in the NFL, Philadelphia is 2nd with 79
105: Wins since 2002 when not throwing an interception. NFL best 105-16
137: Pats record of 137-43 is the best in the NFL the last decade with a winning pct of .761. Indy next with 119 wins (119-61), winning pct of .661
155: Numbers of wins by Tom Brady in his first 200 starts, best in the Super Bowl era. Peyton Manning is second with 136.
194: Wins by Tom Brady combined regular/post season. Needs 7 to pass Manning (200), Favre (199) for most career wins by a QB
249: Career wins by Bill Belichick, 4th place all-time in wins. Tom Landry 270 is in 3rd
428: Career TD passes by Tom Brady, 4th all-time, Drew Brees is 3rd with 438
494: Franchise wins by the Patriots, most of any original AFL team, Denver 483 is 2nd
2528: The number of points scored by the Patriots since 2011, the most in the NFL. Denver is second with 2344.
3333: Number of yards Tom Brady needs passing this season to pass Dan Marino (61,361) for fourth place all-time
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