December 30, 2007 / 5:26 AM / 11 years ago

FACTBOX: The New England Patriots' perfect season

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Reuters) - The New England Patriots became the first NFL team to finish with a 16-0 record in the regular season after their 38-35 victory over the New York Giants on Saturday.

The following are NFL records set by the Patriots, the first team to go unbeaten since the 1972 Miami Dolphins (14-0).

MOST VICTORIES IN A SEASON - New England became the first team in NFL history to win 16 games in a regular season, which expanded its schedule by two games in 1978. The 2004 Steelers, 1998 Vikings, 1985 Bears, and 1984 49ers all posted 15 wins.

MOST TOUCHDOWN PASSES IN A SEASON - Tom Brady threw two TD passes to finish the season with 50, breaking the mark of 49 set by Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning in 2004.

MOST TOUCHDOWN CATCHES IN A SEASON - Randy Moss caught two TD passes to finish the season with 23, eclipsing the mark of 22 by San Francisco 49ers receiver Jerry Rice in 1987.

MOST POINTS IN A SEASON — The Patriots improved their season total to 589 this season to top the record of 556 set in 1998 by the Minnesota Vikings.

MOST TOUCHDOWNS BY A TEAM IN A SEASON - The Patriots, who scored four touchdowns in the season finale, established a record of 75 touchdowns to beat the mark of 70 set by the 1984 Miami Dolphins.

CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON WINS BY A TEAM - Patriots won their 19th consecutive regular season game dating back to last season, breaking their own NFL record of 18 in a row set over the 2003 and 2004 seasons.

Compiled by Larry Fine; Editing by Ed Osmond

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