A quick look at the information you need to know about today's Patriots-Redskins game:
GAME TIME: 1 p.m. EST
TV NETWORK: FOX
TV ANNOUNCERS: Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch and Pam Oliver
NATIONAL RADIO: Sports USA Radio
NATIONAL RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Larry Kahn, Hank Bauer and Troy West
LOCAL RADIO NETWORK: Anchored by WBZ-FM (98.5 The Sports Hub)
LOCAL RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Bob Socci and Scott Zolak
ALL-TIME SERIES BETWEEN THE TEAMS: Redskins lead, 6-3
LAST MEETING: Patriots 34, Redskins 27 at FedEx Field on Dec. 11, 2011
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-- Since realignment in 2002 the Patriots are 43-10 (.811) vs. NFC teams, the best interconference record in the NFL during that time.
-- Since 2001 the Patriots are 40-15 (.727) in November, the best November record in the NFL during that time.
-- The Redskins franchise originated in Boston in 1932 as the Boston Braves and played their games at Braves Field, home of the baseball Boston Braves (a team that later moved to Milwaukee and then Atlanta). In 1933 the team moved to Fenway Park and owner George Preston Marshall changed the name to “Redskins” in honor of the team’s head coach, Lone Star Dietz, who claimed to be of Native American decent. The Redskins struggled at the gate in Boston and Marshall moved them to Washington, his hometown, after the 1936 season.
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WHAT TO LOOK FOR
-- If the Patriots win, they are guaranteed to finish the season with a record of .500 or better for the 15th consecutive year. Each of the other NFL teams has had at least one losing season between 2001 and 2014.
-- The Patriots are looking to start a season 8-0 for the second time in franchise history. The other was in 2007.
-- Rob Gronkowski (62) needs seven touchdowns to move past Stanley Morgan (68) and become the all-time leader in touchdowns for the Patriots.
-- Gronkowski (61) needs seven receiving touchdowns to move past Stanley Morgan (67) and become the all-time leader in receiving touchdowns for the Patriots.
-- Stephen Gostkowski has 260 career field goals and needs four to move past Adam Vinatieri (263) for the most field goals in team history.