The following are notes from the Patriots - Jets game courtesy of the Patriots media relations staff:
PATRIOTS SHARP AT GILLETTE
The Patriots have now won 19 straight regular season home games dating back to a 47-7 win over Arizona on Dec. 21, 2008. New Englands 19 straight regular-season home wins establishes a new franchise record, topping the teams previous record of 18 straight regular-season home victories from Dec. 29, 2002 through Sept. 8, 2005. The Patriots own an overall record of 62-12 (.838) at Gillette Stadium in regular season games. Since their state-of-the-art facility opened at the beginning of the 2002 season, the Patriots own the NFLs best record at home all-time.
13 STRAIGHT GAMES WITH 30 OR MORE POINTS RANKS SECOND IN NFL HISTORY
The Patriots scored 30 points, marking their 13th straight game with 30 or more points. The Patriots current streak of 13 straight games with 30 or more points is second in NFL history to the 14 straight games by the St. Louis Rams (1999-2000).
PATRIOTS-JETS SERIES TIED, 52-52-1
Following Sundays Patriots victory, the all-time series between the Patriots and Jets is tied, 52-52-1 (including a 2-1 Patriots advantage in playoff games).
GREEN-ELLIS SETS SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGH WITH 136 RUSHING YARDS
BenJarvus Green-Ellis had a career-best 136 rushing yards on 27 carries (5.0 avg.), two of which were touchdown runs. Green-Elliss 136 rushing yards are the most for a Patriots player since Oct. 20, 2008, when Sammy Morris had 138 rushing yards in a 41-7 Patriots victory over the Denver Broncos.
GREEN-ELLIS HAS MORE RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS SINCE 2010 THAN ANY OTHER PLAYER
Since the beginning of the 2010 season, Green-Ellis has 18 touchdown runs. Green-Elliss total of 18 touchdowns since the beginning of 2010 is the most in the NFL. Houstons Arian Foster is second with 17. With two touchdowns against the Jets, Green-Ellis now has five touchdowns in 2011. He had a career-high 13 last season.
BRADY HAS STREAK OF 2 TDs SNAPPED AT 13 GAMES
Tom Brady threw for one touchdown today against the Jets, snapping his streak of 13 straight games with two or more touchdown passes. Bradys streak of 13 straight games with two or more TDs is tied with Peyton Mannings 2004 total for the longest such streak in NFL history.
WELKER SETS NFL RECORD FOR MOST RECEIVING YARDS IN FIRST FIVE GAMES
Wes Welker had five receptions for 124 yards and now has 45 receptions for 740 yards through five games this season. Welkers 740 receiving yards are the most in NFL history for any player through the first five games of the season. Welker is on pace for 2,368 receiving yards this year. The NFL record for most yards gained in a season is 1,848 by Jerry Rice in 1995. The Patriots team record is 1,493 yards by Randy Moss in 2007. Welkers career-high is 1,348 yards in 2009. Welkers 45 receptions through five games are the second highest total in NFL history for the first five games of the season, trailing only Cincinnatis TJ Houshmandzadehs 47 receptions through the first five games of the 2007 season.
BRADY THROWS FIRST CAREER INTERCEPTION IN THE RED ZONE AT HOME
Tom Brady entered the day with 91 red zone touchdowns and no interceptions in home regular season game prior his second quarter interception. Brady began his career with 327 attempts (including two Sunday) without an interception at home in the red zone.
PATS D STANDS TALL
The New England defense forced the Jets offense into seven three-and-outs in 12 possessions.