Game Notes: Patriots extend streak to 12 straight road wins

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PATRIOTS EXTEND STREAK TO 12 STRAIGHT ROAD WINS  Read

The Patriots extended their road streak to 12 straight wins, including eight last year and the first four road games of the 2017 season. The 12-game road streak matches the team mark of 12 straight road wins from Dec. 24, 2006, through Oct. 5, 2008. The 12-game streaks are second in NFL history to the 18-road game win streak by the San Francisco 49ers (1988-90).

 

PATRIOTS WIN SECOND STRAIGHT IN DENVER; 

MOST CONSECUTIVE WINS AT DENVER SINCE A 3-GAME WIN STREAK (1964-66)

The Patriots have now won two straight games in Denver after a 16-3 win on Dec. 18, 2016, and the win 41-16 tonight. It is the first time the Patriots have had consecutive wins at Denver since winning three games (1964, 1965 and 1966). 

 

PATRIOTS AND BRONCOS MEET FOR SEVENTH STRAIGHT SEASON

The Patriots and Broncos met for the seventh straight regular season, tying the Titans-Steelers (seven straight from 2008-14) for the third longest streak of any non-divisional opponents since division realignment in 2002. It trails the Patriots-Colts (10 straight from 2003-12) and the Bills-Chiefs (eight straight from 2008-15). The Patriots are 6-1 in those seven games. 

 

PATRIOTS SCORE IN FINAL MINUTE OF THE FIRST HALF FOR 7th TIME IN 2017

The Patriots scored in the final minute of the half for the seventh time in in 2017, including the sixth straight game.

 

FINAL MINUTE SCORING IN THE FIRST HALF

13-yard TD pass from Tom Brady with 13 seconds to play at New Orleans (9/17/17)

58-yard field goal with no time remaining vs. Carolina (10/1/17)

23-yard field goal with 40 seconds to play at Tampa Bay (10/5/17)

36-yard field goal with 24 seconds to play vs. LA Chargers (10/29/17)

11-yard TD pass from Tom Brady with 25 seconds play at Denver (11/12/17)

 

PATRIOTS HOLD OPPONENT UNDER 20 POINTS FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT GAME 

The Patriots defense held Denver to just 16 points, marking the fifth straight game that the Patriots have held their opponent under 20 points. In 2016, the Patriots held their opponent under 20 points in 11 games. The Patriots held Tampa Bay to 14 points, the New York Jets to 17, Atlanta to 7, the Los Angles Chargers to 13, and the Broncos to 16 points. 

 

PATRIOTS ARE THE BEST IN THE SECOND HALF SINCE 2000 

Since Robert Kraft purchased the franchise in 1994, the New England Patriots own the NFL’s best record in the second half of the season. The Patriots are the only team with a winning percentage over…

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