Guest Post: Pats on Fire

The Patriots Are On Fire!

Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals has proven yet again that New England is truly a force to be reckoned with. Tying their own team record of four games of 40 or more points in one season, the Patriots seem to be gaining more and more momentum as the season draws to a close.

40 also seems to be the magic number, as New England achieved their sixth 40 point win in the team’s history. Excellent game play despite the bad weather during the game brought the game to blowout proportions as records were set and beat throughout the game.

In the third quarter, Randy Moss made a 76 yard touchdown on a screen pass, leaving the score at 38-0. This was the longest completed catch by a Patriot player since 2003. Moss is now tied for sixth most career touchdowns in NFL history, with 136 total touchdowns. Jerry Rice currently holds the title for most career touchdowns with a total of 208 touchdowns.

Matt Cassel also did an outstanding job, completing 20 out of 36 passes, for 345 yards total in the game and three touchdowns. These three touchdown passes were the 19th, 20th, and 21st of the season for Cassel.

According to the Patriots Website, several streaks were continued:

“The Patriots won their 11th straight game in the month of December, improving to 23-2 in December since the beginning of the 2003 season.

The Patriots won their 15th consecutive regular-season game against NFC opposition, finishing their third straight regular-season with a perfect 4-0 record against the NFC.

The Patriots have not lost a regular-season game to an NFC team since Sept. 18, 2005 at Carolina.

The Patriots won their 10th straight game against an NFC West team. The last time the Patriots lost to an NFC West club was on Nov. 18, 2001, when St. Louis claimed a 24-17 win at Foxboro Stadium.

Sunday’s game was the 159th consecutive home sellout for the Patriots, a streak that includes every regular-season game, playoff game and preseason game since the beginning of the 1994 regular season.”


This post was contributed by Kelly Kilpatrick, who writes on the subject of sports management schools. She invites your feedback at kellykilpatrick24 at gmail dot com

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