The Patriots could have set the mark a long time ago: Their loss in Pittsburgh last October, when they had 213 yards, was the only game last year in which they did not top 350 yards.
New England had 473 offensive yards Sunday.
Welker appears OK
Wes Welker, who limped off the field in the fourth quarter after appearing to twist an ankle, seemed fine after the game and spoke with reporters, which in New England is usually a positive sign about a player’s health. Welker had six receptions for 48 yards, and now has 102 straight games with at least one catch, dating to his pre-Patriots days. Atlanta tight end Tony Gonzalez holds the longest current streak in that category, with 186 consecutive games with a catch . . . Offensive lineman Logan Mankins made the trip but was inactive for the game, the third time he’s missed a game this season . . . In two International Series games, Sunday against St. Louis and in 2009 against Tampa Bay, New England has won by a combined 80-14 . . . Brady extended his own consecutive games streak: His first-quarter touchdown pass to Lloyd marked the 40th straight game he’s tossed a TD, the third-longest such streak behind Drew Brees’s 50 (current) and Johnny Unitas’s 47 (1956-60). Sunday was the 50th 300-yard game of Brady’s career. It also was his 17th game with four or more touchdown passes.
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