Monday, December 20, 2010
Game notes: Pats stats and trends
A collection of significant trends, statistics and milestones on the Patriots after their 31-27 victory over the Packers, as provided by the team:
* Bill Belichick improved to 175-99 (.639) record as a head coach, and with his 175th career win passed Mike Holmgren to move into sole possession of 10th place in all-time coaching victories, including both regular season and playoff games. Belichick holds a career regular season record of 160-94 and a career playoff record of 15-5.
* The Patriots forced two Packers turnovers Sunday night and did not turn the ball over to raise their 2010 turnover differential to plus-20. The Patriots’ team record for best turnover differential in a season is plus-17 (2003).
* Sunday’s win over the Packers was the Patriots’ eighth straight when playing a team with a record of .500 or better.
* The Patriots have scored at least 30 points without committing a turnover in each of their past six games to extend their NFL record. No other team in NFL history has had 30-plus points and no turnovers in more than three straight games.
* BenJarvus Green-Ellis scored his 12th rushing touchdown of the season on a 33-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Green-Ellis’s 12 rushing touchdowns are tied for the third highest rushing touchdown total by a Patriots player.
* Tom Brady extended his interception-free streak to 292 consecutive pass attempts, setting an NFL record for the longest single-season stretch without a pick.
* The Patriots extended their NFL record to six straight games without a turnover. No other NFL team has gone longer than four straight games without a turnover.