Must Have Stats Before Pats at Cardinals

Bill Belichick vs Bruce Arians

– This Sunday night matchup features two of the best head coaches in the NFL. In fact, these two coaches lead all active coaches in win percentage.

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AFC East Dominance

– The Patriots have won 7 straight division titles (every season since 2009), tied for the longest streak in NFL history (1973-1979 Rams).

Patriots Without Tom Brady

– The Patriots have played 15 games without Brady since he took over as the starter in 2001, and went 10-5 in those games (all in 2008). Averaging the exact same total YPG in games with & without Brady (367.3).

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Garopppolo Time

– Jimmy Garoppolo’s last start came against Towson on December 13, 2013. Garoppolo’s Eastern Illinois Panthers lost 49-39.

– Garoppolo is the highest-drafted QB by Bill Belichick, selected in 2nd Rd of the 2014 Draft (62nd overall).

Patriots Defense

– Patriots ranked Top 10 in scoring defense in 9 of the last 10 seasons, the most top 10 scoring defenses of any NFL team in last decade.

Cardinals 2015 Dominance 

– The Cardinals (along with Seahawks) were 1 of 2 teams to rank in the top 5 in total offense and total defense in 2015 (1st in total offense – 408.3 YPG, 5th in total defense – 321.7 YPG).

Get Ready For The Blitz

– The Cardinals blitzed on 44.5% of pass plays last season (highest in NFL).

Patrick Peterson Island

– Among all cornerbacks that were targeted 50+ times in 2015, Peterson allowed the lowest passer rating in coverage (45.6, 2 TD allowed).