Pats by the numbers

The Patriots visit the Falcons on Sunday in a game to be played in a dome. A look at some numbers from the team’s performances in domes:

* 8 — The number of consecutive victories the Patriots have earned in games played in domed stadiums, including wins in Super Bowls XXXVI and XXXVIII. The Patriots have not lost a dome game since Thanksgiving Day, 2000 at Detroit.

* 36.7 — The average number of points the Patriots have scored in their last three dome games (40, 32 and 38).

* 8-0 — Tom Brady’s record as a starter in dome games.

* 16-6 — Tom Brady’s touchdown-to-interception numbers in his career in games played indoors.


* 97.4 — Tom Brady’s career passer rating in games played indoors.

* 4.8 — Corey Dillon’s average number of yards-per-carry in his career in domes, exactly a half-yard above his overall career averag(4.3). Dillon has run 213 times for 1,012 yards in 12 career indoor games.

Looking ahead, we’ll take a look at where the Patriots rank in some NFL categories later tonight.



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