Opening Day notes: Patriots vs. Titans

Opening Day notes: Patriots vs. Titans
September 8, 2012, 8:13 pm
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Opening Day notes:

The Patriots have won eight straight season openers, the longest active streak in the NFL. Green Bay is second with five. Only four teams in history have won nine or more consecutive season openers: Dallas (17, from 1965-81); Miami (11, from 1992-2002); PortsmouthDetroit (10, from 1930-39), and Chicago (9, from 1984-92).

The Patriots are 28-24 all-time on Opening Day and 9-12 on Opening Day on the road.

The Patriots and Titans have played one previous season opener, in 1975 when the Tennessee franchise was located in Houston and known as the Oilers. The Oilers beat the Patriots, 7-0, at Schaefer Stadium in Foxboro.

Bill Belichick is 11-6 in Opening Day games as an NFL coach.

Tom Brady is 9-1 in Opening Day games as an NFL quarterback,