BOSTON (CBS) — WBZ-TV’s Levan Reid passes along a few news and notes ahead of Sunday’s Patriots-Packers showdown at Lambeau Field.
– The Pats have scored an average of 39.6 points per game during their current seven-game winning streak.
– The Patriots have won 14 straight games against teams from the NFC North. That streak is the longest in the NFL for any team against a division.
– The Pats and the Packers will play for the just the 11th time overall, with the series tied 5-5. The Patriots have a 5-4 edge in the regular season, with the Packers beating them in Super Bowl XXXI.
– Green Bay is one of the teams Tom Brady has never had a 300-yard game against.
– Packers running backs coach Sam Gash was originally drafted by the Patriots in 1992 and played six season in New England.
– Packers defensive Coordinator Dom Capers served as a special assistant-secondary coach for the Patriots in 2008.
– Over the last 20 years, the Patriots are 35-8 in games where the kickoff temperature is 34 degrees or colder. They are 10-1 in the postseason in those cold weather games.
– The Patriots are an NFL-best 40-14 in the month of November since 2001.
– The Pats have started the season with at least nine wins in their first 11 games for the fifth time in the franchise history.
– Last week against Detroit, Julian Edelman had his fifth regular season game with 10 or more catches.
– LeGarrette Blount has scored 10 rushing touchdowns in his last five games, including playoffs, with the Patriots.
– Rob Ninkovich has a team high six sacks this season
– Akeem Ayers has three sacks in four games with the Pats.
– The Patriots have 14 players ranked in the Top 10 in Pro Bowl votes. Rob Gronkowski is the top tight end, Stephen Gostkowski is the top kicker and Matthew Slater is the top special teamer. Tom Brady is currently fourth at quarterback and Darrelle Revis is third at cornerback.
– The Pats are 4011 in the Belichick era when they have a player with 100+ rushing yards.
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