Do you think Zoltan Mesko's having a shaky start to the season? He is. The Patriots are last in the AFC in punting gross and net and last in gross and 31st in net in the league.
Zoltan is last in the AFC at with a 38.6 average and a 32.6 net.
The Patriots are first in the NFL with 438.3 YPG on offense. The Ravens are second at 424.
Atlanta leads the NFL in turnover differential at 12. The Patriots are second at plus-11. The Pats have just three turnovers (two came Sunday). Atlanta, Houston and Washington have two each.
The league-wide average starting field position after kickoffs is the 21.9. The percentage of touchbacks is 88.4.
Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd are tied for 2nd in the AFC and 8th in the NFL with 25 catches. (Victor Cruz, 32, leads the NFL.)
Stephen Gostkowski is second in the NFL with 18 touchbacks.
Stevan Ridley leads the NFL with 30 first downs
Jerod Mayo is tied for 7th with 39 tackles
Stevan Ridley is tied for second in the NFL with 12 rushes of more than 10 yards. (LeSean McCoy has 13.)
Ridley is averaging 5.2 yards per carry on his first 10 runs of the game.
Brady leads the NFL in first downs thrown for when it's 3rd and 3-7 (7-9). He's second in the NFL with a 112.3 QB rating with three wideouts.
Tom Brady has fans everywhere, apparently. Even in Pittsburgh. Even on the Steelers roster.
Showtime's Inside the NFL caught video of Brady meeting with Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger before Sunday's game between New England and Pittsburgh.
The pair hugged near the 50-yard line at Heinz Field. Brady called Roethlisberger "big guy." Roethlisberger, who was out with a knee injury, told Brady he wanted to play "so bad."
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Then Roethlisberger became a fan. And like many of them, he had a request.
"Um, hey, listen," he said. "I've never done this before, but I would love to get a jersey at some point. It'd mean...There's not many I want to put in my office. You're the best, dude."
Brady was happy to oblige. Just not right at that moment.
"Sure, I'd love to," Brady said. "I'll get you after the game."
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the Bills marking their territory in pre game warm ups with Matt Fairburn of NewYorkUpstate.com. Curran and Perry also discuss Dion Lewis’s possible return from a knee injury. Plus, the number histories of Chris Long, Dont’a Hightower, Malcom Brown, Barkevious Mingo, and Ryan Allen in the much ballyhooed segment “Hey, what’s ya number?”
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