New England Patriots (2012) Milestones
· Won the AFC East title for the 14th time and
became the second team in NFL history to win at least 10 games in 10
consecutive seasons (San Francisco, 1983-1998, 16 consecutive seasons).
· The Patriots (2009-2012) became the third team in league
annals to win 13 consecutive December games (San Diego, 18 from
2006-2009; Dallas, 13 from 1968-1972).
· Totaled 557 points, the third-most of any team in
a single season in league annals.
· The Patriots scored 52 points in Week 4 and 59 in
Week 11. New England has scored at least 50 points in five games
started by QB Tom Brady, the second-most 50-point games by a starting
quarterback in NFL history (Pro Football Hall of Famer LEN DAWSON, six).
· Recorded at least 350 total net yards in an
NFL-record 17 consecutive games (11/6/2011-10/28/2012), surpassing the
1999-2000 St. Louis Rams (16).
· Bill Belichick (204) now has the seventh-most wins
(including postseason) among all NFL head coaches, surpassing Dan
Reeves (201) and Chuck Knox (193).
Belichick reached 200 wins in his 307th game, the fourth-fastest of any
coach in league history.
· Brady has recorded at least one touchdown pass in
a franchise-record 48 consecutive regular-season games, surpassing Pro
Football Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas (47) for the
second-longest such streak in NFL history.
· WR Wes Welker posted an AFC-best 118
receptions for 1,354 receiving yards, becoming the first player in NFL
history with five 100-catch seasons and first Patriot with 1,300+
receiving yards in back-to-back campaigns. Welker is now the
Patriots all-time career leader in receptions (672) and ranks second in
receiving yards (7,459).
(via NFL Media)
Patriots 2012 Milestones
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