By Levan Reid


BOSTON (CBS) — Here are a few notes and fun facts to get you ready for Sunday’s Patriots-Saints matchup in New Orleans.

– The Pats and the Saints have met 13 times heading into Sunday’s game, with New England holding a 9-4 edge in those contests.

– The Patriots and the Saints are the two highest-scoring teams in the NFL since the 2010 season.

– New England is 48-12 against NFC teams since 2002, the best inter-conference record in the NFL.

– The Patriots were a perfect 8-0 on the road in the regular season last year.

– Tom Brady and Drew Brees are two of the four quarterbacks with at least 35 touchdown passes in four different seasons.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

– Since 2003, the Patriots are 42-6 in the regular season following a loss. As a starter, Brady is 42-10 in games following a loss during his career.

– Brady has 183 regular season wins and needs just four more to move past Peyton Manning and Brett Favre for the most regular season wins by an NFL quarterback.

– Brady and Rob Gronkowski have connected on 67 touchdown passes, the second-most between a quarterback and a tight end.

Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

– In last week’s loss, Pats running back Mike Gillislee became the first Patriots player to score three touchdowns in his team debut.

– Since 2000, the Pats are 45-1 in the regular season when a member of the team eclipses 100 yards rushing.

– Trey Flowers has recorded two or more sacks five times in the regular season.

– The Pats have 17 players on their opening day roster who were not with the team in 2016. There are four rookie free agents on the team: DL Adam Butler, TE Jacob Hollister, OL Cole Croston, LB Harvey Langi.

Tune in to Sunday’s Patriots-Saints game on 98.5 The Sports Hub and WBZ-TV — the flagship stations of the New England Patriots. Pregame coverage begins on 98.5FM at 10am with Patriots Preview and on WBZ-TV at 11:30am on Patriots GameDay. After the game, stay tuned for Patriots 5th Quarter on WBZ-TV and three full hours of postgame coverage on 98.5 The Sports Hub!

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