Patriots-49ers game notes: Brady moves closer to all-time win mark


Game notes from the Patriots' 30-17 win over the 49ers, courtesy of the Pats' P.R. department:

-- The Patriots are now 8-2 and will finish .500 or better for the 16th consecutive season. Every other NFL team has had at least one losing season since 2001.

-- The Patriots sacked Colin Kaepernick five times in the first half, tying the franchise record for most first-half sacks.

-- Since 2003, the Patriots are 42-6 (.875) in regular-season games that follow a loss.


-- Tom Brady now has 199 overall QB wins, regular season and postseason, which ties him with Brett Favre for second place overall in NFL history. He needs one more to tie Peyton Manning, who is first at 200.

-- Brady threw for four touchdowns Sunday for the 21st time in his career. (He has 26 games of four or more TD passes.) It was the second time he's accomplished the feat in 2016, having also done it in Buffalo on Oct. 30.

-- Brady's TD pass to Malcolm Mitchell moved him out of a tie with Steve DeBerg and into sole possession of second place on the all-time list of QBs who's thrown touchdown passes to the most different receivers. Mitchell is the 63rd player to catch a TD pass from Brady. The NFL record is 70, held by Vinny Testeverde.

-- Julian Edelman rushed for 12 yards, enabling him to break the franchise record for rushing yardage by a receiver. He has 251 rushing yards, followed by Darryl Stingley (244), Irving Fryar (188) and Troy Brown (178).

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