I wanted to pass along a few neat Elias Sports Bureau statistical items pertaining to the New England Patriots:
The Patriots haven't committed a turnover in five straight games, an NFL record.
The Patriots didn't allow touchdown since the third quarter against the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving until the third quarter Sunday against the Chicago Bears. The Patriots scored 14 touchdowns in that span. Only one other team in the past 20 years has scored 14 straight touchdowns, the Philadelphia Eagles in 2004.
Since 2001, the Patriots have an impeccable 45-1 record when one of their running backs has at least 20 attempts. Their astonishing .978 win percentage is well ahead of the next-best team in this stat, the Indianapolis Colts at 63-11 (.851 win percentage).
In their past three games when it snows, the Patriots have led at halftime by an aggregate score of 109-0. It's supposed to snow Sunday at Gillette Stadium.