Notes from the Patriots' 24-17 victory over the Jets, courtesy of the New England P.R. department:
- HE'S NUMBER ONE: Sunday's victory was Tom Brady's 187th regular-season victory, most ever by an NFL quarterback. He had been tied with Peyton Manning and Brett Favre at 186.
- HE'S NUMBER THREE: Brady has now participated in 212 overall career wins, breaking a tie with Jerry Rice at 211 and moving into third place on the all-time NFL list for victories. He trails one moving target -- Adam Vinatieri, who's at No. 1 at 223 -- and one stationary target -- George Blanda, at 218 -- at Nos. 1 and 2.
- HE'S NUMBER THREE AGAIN: Sunday was Brady's 241st regular-season start, breaking a tie with Fran Tarkenton on the all-time list for starts by a quarterback. Brady still trails Favre (298) and Manning (265).
- HE'S ONE AWAY FROM NUMBER THREE: Bill Belichick now has 94 wins over divisional opponents in his coaching career, one away from tying Dan Reeves and Marty Schottenheimer for third place on the post-1970 NFL list. Don Shula is in first with 132 victories and Tom Landry second at 101.
- THEY'RE ONE AWAY: The Patriots have now won 11 straight regular-season road games, one short of the franchise record of 12 (set from Dec. 24, 2006 through Oct. 5, 2008). The NFL record is 18, held by the 1988-90 49ers.
- WELCOME TO THE CLUB: Devin McCourty's interception, his fifth of the season, was the 20th of his career, making him one of five Patriots defensive backs with 20 or more career interceptions. He trails Ron Hall (29 in the 1960s), Roland James (29 in the 1980s), Fred Marion (29 in the 1980s) and Don Webb (21 in the 1960s).