The NFL has never seen a successful run like the New England Patriots. As the team prepares to face the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII, here’s a look at New England according to their numbers (via ESPN Stats & Information and the Patriots):
9,721 – Aerial yards for Tom Brady in the playoffs, the most in league history. Peyton Manning (7,339) follows.
992 – Total complete passes for Brady in the playoffs, all-time mark, with Manning (649) behind.
856 – Yards in postseason receptions for Rob Gronkowski, the most for a tight end in NFL history.
.766 – Winning percentage from 2001 to 2017 (including playoffs), the best for a period of 17 years in the Super Bowl era. In the modern history of the NFL (since 1933), the only team that approached the 17-year streak of the Patriots are the Chicago Bears, who scored a winning percentage of .759 from 1933-49.
278 – Total wins for head coach Bill Belichick, who ranks third in the historical list.
263 – Consecutive home games that have registered full, dating back to the 1994 season opener.
253 – Matches played by Brady, who previously broke the mark of the team that had the offensive tackle Bruce Armstrong of 212.
40-185 – It’s 40 years and 185 days, Brady’s age on February 4 when the Patriots face the Eagles in Super Bowl LII, making him the oldest starting quarterback in Super Bowl history and the first player who is not a place kicker or punt who plays in the Super Bowl at age 40.
171 – The number of points accumulated in the postseason by place kicker Stephen Gostkowski, who is about to overtake David Akers (175) while approaching Adam Vinatieri (234) for the all-time record.
68 – Number of touchdowns per pass thrown by Brady in the playoffs, the most in the history of the NFL. Joe Montana (45) follows him. In addition, it is the number of different players to which Brady has thrown at least one touchdown pass, which has him approaching the all-time NFL record (Vinny Testaverde, 70).
67 – Since 2008, the number of regular season games played by the Patriots without delivering the ball. They have a 60-7 record in those games.
54 – Number of matches in which Brady has led the team to victory from a fourth quarter draw or draw.
41 – Since 2001, number of victories of the Patriots in games decided by 3 points or less, helping to produce a winning percentage of .702 that is the best in the NFL throughout that time.
36 – Playoffs for Brady, the most for a quarterback, with Manning (27) in the second place. They are also the largest number of playoff games for any player of any position, with kicker Vinatieri (30) in second place.
30 – Playoff wins for the team under owner Robert Kraft in 24 years, the third highest amount of all time after the Rooney Family with the Pittsburgh Steelers (36 in 85 years) and the Green Bay Packers (34 in 99 years).
27 – Playoff wins for the coach / quarterback duo of Belichick / Brady, by far the most for any combination, followed by Chuck Noll / Terry Bradshaw with 14.
24 – Number of months undefeated since 2000, leading the NFL. They are followed by the Colts (15).
17 – Number of consecutive years in which the Patriots have won more than half of their games. They are the first team to achieve this since the start of the era of free agency (since 1993). In addition, the number of tackles of special teams in playoffs made by Matthew Slater, tied for the largest amount in the history of the franchise with Larry Izzo.
13 – Total playoff games with 300 yards passing for Brady, the most in the history of the NFL. Manning follows him (9). In addition, the total number of weeks of playoff rest that the Patriots have won, the most since the current postseason format was instituted in 1990.
10 – Super Bowl appearances in the history of the franchise, the most in the history of the NFL. The Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos and Steelers are tied for the second place, with eight each. Also, the number of postseason touchdowns that Gronkowski has scored, the most in history for a tight end, or a Patriots player.

9 – Consecutive seasons with a playoff ticket, tying the NFL record with Dallas (1975-83) and the Indianapolis Colts (2002-10). In addition, the consecutive divisional titles conquered by the Patriots, extending their own brand (Los Angeles Rams added seven in a row from 1973 to 1979).
8 – Conference titles won by Belichick, the most by any coach in the Super Bowl era.
7 – Number of years the Patriots have won at least one playoff game, the longest streak in NFL history.
6 – Number of times New England has lost consecutive games since 2003.
5 – Super Bowl victories, with the Patriots joining the Steelers (6), Cowboys (5) and San Francisco 49ers (5) as the only teams with five.
4 – Number of times Brady has been designated Most Valuable Super Bowl Player, beating his childhood idol, Montana (3), for the first place.


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