The New England Patriots improved to a 2-0 following a 40-32 victory over the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday. Tom Brady followed a four-touchdown performance in the season opener vs. Pittsburgh with 466 yards passing and a three-touchdown game in the win against the Bills.
Brady enters this week's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in fourth-place in NFL history with 399 career touchdowns and needs one more to join Peyton Manning (533), Brett Favre (508) and Dan Marino (420) as the only NFL players with 400 career touchdowns.
The Patriots will look to start the season with a 3-0 record for the ninth time in team history and for the fifth time under head coach Bill Belichick. The Patriots started 3-0 in 1964, 1974, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2007 and 2013.
The Jaguars are one of just four teams the Patriots own an undefeated regular-season home record (3-0) against. The Patriots are 4-0 against Baltimore, 4-0 against Chicago and 2-0 against Houston.
TELEVISION: This week's game will be broadcast by CBS and can be seen locally on WBZTV Channel 4 in Boston.Kevin Harlan will handle play-by-play duties with Rich Gannon as the color analyst. The game will be produced by Ken Mack and directed by Mark Grant.
NATIONAL RADIO: This week's game will be broadcast to a national audience on Sports USA. Larry Kahn and Hank Bauer will call the game. Troy West will work the sidelines.
LOCAL RADIO: 98.5 FM, The Sports Hub, is the flagship station for the Patriots Radio Network (view affiliates). Play-by-play broadcaster Bob Socci will call the action along with former Patriots quarterback Scott Zolak, who will provide color analysis. Produced by Marc Cappello.
The Patriots and Jaguars will meet for the 11th time overall and for the first time since New England claimed a 23-16 win at Jacksonville on Dec. 23, 2012. The Jaguars will visit Gillette Stadium for the first time since the 2009 season when the Patriots took a 35-7 victory on Dec. 27, 2009.
The Patriots have won all six of the regular-season games between the clubs dating back to 1996. The two teams have faced each other four times in the playoffs, including the 1996 AFC Championship Game at Foxboro Stadium, a 20-6 New England win. The Patriots lead the Jaguars 3-1 in postseason games.
The Jaguars will visit Foxborough for the seventh time overall, with the Patriots having won all six previous games against the team in New England. Three of the wins were in the regular-season and three were postseason wins.
The first playoff game between the two teams was the 1996 AFC Championship Game at Foxboro Stadium. In that contest, the Patriots beat the Jaguars, 20-6, to advance to Super Bowl XXXI. The Jaguars claimed a 25-10 win in the 1998 wild card playoffs, the Jaguars only victory against New England. The Patriots won 28-3 in a 2005 Divisional Playoff game and 31-20 in a 2007 Divisional Playoff game.
Overall Record (including 3-1 in playoffs), 9-1
Record in New England, 6-0 (3-0 in playoffs)
Foxboro Stadium, 2-0 (1-0 in playoffs)
Gillette Stadium, 4-0 (2-0 in playoffs)
Record in Jacksonville, 3-1 (0-1 in playoffs)
Total Points, Patriots 252, Jaguars 156
Patriots' Largest Margin of Victory, 28 points (12/27/09)
Patriots' Largest Margin of Defeat, 15 points (01/03/99)
Highest Combined Point Total, 53 points (09/22/96)
Lowest Combined Point Total, 26 (01/12/97)
Games Decided by Seven or Fewer Points, 4
Current Win Streak, Patriots,six games
Bill Belichick vs. Jacksonville, 6-2 (6-0 with New England)
The Patriots have an all-time record of 87-47-1 (.648) against the teams that make up the AFC South. It is the only division in the NFL where the Patriots own a winning record against each team. New England owns winning marks against Tennessee (23-16-1), Indianapolis (50-29), Jacksonville (9-1) and Houston (5-1).
The Jaguars are one of just four teams the Patriots own an undefeated regular season home record (3-0). The Patriots are 4-0 against Baltimore, 4-0 against Chicago and 2-0 against Houston.
Additionally, Jacksonville is one of eight NFL teams that Tom Brady has an undefeated regular season record against.
Atlanta Falcons, 4-0
Chicago Bears, 4-0
Dallas Cowboys, 3-0
Detroit Lions, 4-0
Jacksonville Jaguars, 4-0
Minnesota Vikings, 4-0
Philadelphia Eagles, 3-0
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 3-0
Tom Brady will face off against the Jaguars for the fifth time in his career in the regular season. Brady has also played Jacksonville two times in the postseason. All four of the previous meetings have been played in December.Read
FRANCHISE RECORD VS. JAGS
Tom Brady set a franchise record in the 2009 game when he finished with a completion percentage of 88.5, when he completed 23-of-26 passes for 267 yards and four touchdowns. His 88.5 completion percentage in that game is tied for the 12th best completion percentage in NFL history (min. 20 attempts). Brady set a postseason record and the record for best completion percentage in an NFL game when he completed 26-of-2
NEW ENGLAND TIES
FORMER NFL TEAMMATES
FORMER COLLEGE TEAMMATES
BRADY APPROACHING 400 TDS
Tom Brady needs one more touchdown pass to become the fourth player in NFL history with 400 touchdown passes.
1. Peyton Manning, 533
2. Brett Favre, 508
3. Dan Marino, 420
4. Tom Brady, 399
5. Drew Brees, 398
6. Fran Tarkenton, 342
7. John Elway, 300
8. Warren Moon, 291
9. Johnny Unitas, 290
10. Vinny Testaverde, 275
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