A few notes passed along by the Patriots' media relations staff:
* Corey Dillon has now scored 27 touchdowns in 29 regular-season games with the Patriots (25 rushing, 2 receiving). His first quarter touchdown was the 70th rushing score of his career.
* Tom Brady's first six completions were to six different receivers.
* If the Patriots win today, their overall franchise record will climb above .500 for the first time since the end of the 1968 season, when the Boston Patriots' franchise record was 60-59-9. The team is 356-356-9 entering today's game.