AFC Championship Game: Patriots Preview

Mitch Stringer-US PRESSWIRE

A New England Patriots primer as they prepare to face off against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game.

Patriots

  • The Patriots are 14-3 (.824) at home in the postseason.
  • The Patriots have a 7-2 all-time record (4-0 at home) in Conference Championship games.
  • The Patriots are seeking their second consecutive Super Bowl berth and eighth overall.
  • The Patriots had 7 players selected to the 2013 Pro Bowl (QB Tom Brady, TE Rob Gronkowski, G Logan Mankings, LB Jerod Mayo, WR Matthew Slater, WR Wes Welker, DT Vince Wilfork).
  • Head coach Bill Belichick and QB Tom Brady (17) have the most postseason wins by a QB/head coach duo.
  • Belichick (18) surpassed HOFer Joe Gibbs (17) for third-most playoff wins all-time last week, trailing only HOFers Tom Landry (20) and Don Shula (19).
  • Brady's 17 postseason wins are the most playoffs wins by QB in NFL history. Brady has a 17-6 (.739) playoff record, the best postseason record as starting QB in NFL history (minimum 15 starts).
  • Brady (5,629) has the fourth-most passing yards in NFL playoff history.
  • Brady (41) joined Joe Montana (45) and Brett Favre (44) as the only QBs to reach 40 postseason TD passes all-time.
  • Brady (524) has the most career postseason completions all-time.
  • RB Stevan Ridley (1,263) is the fifth player in franchise history to reach 1,200 rush yards in season.
  • Last week RB Shane Vereen joined Roger Craig and Ricky Watters as the only players in NFL postseason history with 2 TD catches and a TD run in same playoff game.
  • Vereen totaled 124 scrimmage yards last week (83 receiving, 41 rushing).
  • WR Wes Welker (61) has the most career postseason receptions in club history.
  • Welker (131) posted his second 100-yard career receiving game in postseason last week.
  • WR Brandon Lloyd (108) and Wes Welker (142) each posted 100+ receiving yards in last meeting against the Ravens (9/23/12).
  • WR Deion Branch (836) has most career postseason receiving yards in Patriots history.
  • TE Aaron Hernandez had 6 catches for 85 yards last week.
  • LB Jerod Mayo led club with 147 tackles in 2012.
  • LB Brandon Spikes has a sack, an INT, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in five career postseason games.
  • DT Vince Wilfork had sack in AFC Championship Game vs. Baltimore last season.
  • DE Rob Ninkovich posted his first career INT in the playoffs last week.

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