Patriots-Texans Fun Facts

By Levan Reid, WBZ-TV Sports
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Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is tackled by Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather back in 2010. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is tackled by Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather back in 2010. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – Here are some fun facts for the Patriots-Texans Monday night showdown.

- New England has now qualified for the playoffs 20 times in their 53-year history.

- The Pats have won 12 AFC East titles under Robert Kraft, and 15 division crowns overall.

- The Patriots own winning records against every team in the AFC South.

December Greatness

- The Patriots have won 12 straight regular season games in December. The streak started in 2009 against the Carolina Panthers.

- The Pats have a 20-1 home record in the month of December dating back to 2002 — the best in the NFL. They have won 19 straight at home in December.

-  The Pats are also an NFL best 42-5 in the month of December since 2001.

- Bill Belichick is 44-7 with New England in the month of December.

Monday Night Football

- New England is 21-22 all-time on Monday Night Football, including 14-5 under coach Belichick and 6-1 at home.

- Tom Brady is 12-4 on Monday Night Football, and he has thrown four touchdowns in two of his last three Monday Night games.

- Bill Belichick is 15-8 all-time on Monday Night Football.

Series History

- The Patriots and the Texans will meet for the fourth time since Houston entered the NFL in 2002. New England is 2-1 against them.

- The Texans lost 47-7 in their first and only visit to Gillette Stadium on December 16th, 2006.


- Patriots tackle Sebastian Vollmer played his college ball at the University of Houston.

- Texans kicker Shayne Grasham played eight games for the Patriots in 2010 and was a perfect 12-for-12 on field goals.


- Bill Belichick needs one more win to break a tie with Dan Reeves and move into sole possession of seventh place all-time.

- With one touchdown pass, Tom Brady will extend his streak to 45 straight games with at least one touchdown pass. It’s the third longest streak of all-time.

- Wes Welker needs eight more receptions to become the first player in NFL history with five 100- catch seasons.

- With one win, the Pats will secure their 10th straight season with at least 10 wins.

- Tom Brady is the first starting back in NFL history with 10 division titles . Joe Montana had 9.

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