What to look for this Sunday . . .
With a victory at Tennessee, Belichick will earn his 193rd career victory, moving him into an 8th place tie with Chuck Knox.
Brady (39,979) needs 21 yards passing to become the 14th player in NFL history with 40,000 career passing yards. Brady (39,979) needs 260 passing yards to move past Johnny Unitas (40,239) into 13th place on the NFLs all-time passing list.
With a victory over Tennessee, Brady will move out of a tie with Fran Tarkenton and into sole possession of fifth place for most career wins by a starting quarterback with his 125th career win.
With one touchdown pass against Tennessee, Brady will move past John Elway into sole possession of fifth place on the NFLs all- time touchdown list. He enters this week tied for fifth with John Elway with 300 career touchdown passes.
With one touchdown pass against Tennessee, Brady will extend his streak to 33 straight games with at least one touchdown pass. His current streak is fourth all-time, behind Johnny Unitas (47), Drew Brees (43-current) and Brett Favre (36).
Welker (554) needs four receptions against the Titans to pass Troy Brown (557) and become the Patriots all-time reception leader.
Welker needs one reception to extend his streak to 78 straight regular-season games with at least one reception as a member of the Patriots to extend his franchise record. Welker has an overall streak of 94 straight regular-season games with at least one reception, including his time with the Miami Dolphins.
Remember that Atlanta Falcons offensive game plan against the Patriots in the final five minutes of the Super Bowl?
Kyle Shanahan, then the Falcons offensive coordinator and now coach of the San Francisco 49ers won't forget it. If Atlanta had simply run the ball and kicked a field goal with an eight-point lead, the Falcons would have likely held off Tom Brady and the Pats' comeback from a 28-3 third-quarter deficit.
Shanahan told The Rich Eisen Show there's one play call he'd like to have back.
"The second-and-10 that we got sacked on,” Shanahan said. “I wish I had dialed up something differently. And then the next play, we called an option to [Mohamed] Sanu, we got right back in field goal range, but we had a holding call on the play and it knocked us out some more, and an incompletion on the next one.”
Click here for the play: Patriots defensive lineman Trey Flowers sacked Matt Ryan for a 12-yard loss.
"I go through every single play in the game, but when it comes down to it, the big one was the sack that we had on second-and-10,” Shanahan told Eisen.
Shanahan probably won't see the Patriots again this season, unless it's in the Super Bowl. And with the 49ers rebuilding under him, that's not likely to happen.
Not to be outdone by Boston legends Tom Brady and David Ortiz, as well as other Patriots, getting all dressed up and heading to the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, Patriots coach Bill Belichick joined the horsey set on Saturday at the second leg of the Triple Crown.
Belichick's girlfriend Linda Holliday posted a picture on Instagram of the Patriots coach at the 142nd Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The race was won by 13-1 long shot Cloud Computing.
Nice suit, coach.