The Patriots have been flagged for 44 accepted penalties this season, the fewest of any NFL team in 2008. Accounting for offsetting and declined penalties, the Patriots have been flagged a total of 55 times.
The franchise record for fewest penalties in a season is 50, set in 1973 when the Patriots played a 14-game season.
With three games remaining, the Patriots are on pace to break the NFL record for fewest accepted penalties in a 16-game season, which was set by the Seahawks (59) in 2007. The NFL has played a 16-game season since 1978.
A look at the Patriots' players with the most penalties this season (including declined and offsetting penalties), and the most frequent penalties called against the Patriots this season: