Patriots by the numbers: Offensive surge

Posted Dec. 17, 2010 @ 10:06 a.m.
Posted By Kevin Fishbain

The Patriots' current five-game winning streak has impressed everyone around the league as they look like the No. 1 team in the NFL. What has helped is elevated play from all their offensive stars. Let's take a look at how New England's top players have stepped up their game during the streak, by the numbers.

QB Tom Brady

Before the streak (first eight games): 63.6 percent completion percentage, 14 touchdowns, four interceptions, 95.7 passer rating.
During the streak (last five games): 72 percent completion percentage, 15 touchdowns, zero interceptions, 132.5 passer rating.

WR Wes Welker

Before the streak: 44 catches, 355 yards, three touchdowns, 44.4 yards per game.
During the streak: 36 receptions, 432 yards, four touchdowns, 86.4 yards per game.

WR Deion Branch

Before the streak (four games): 16 catches, 179 yards, one touchdown, 44.8 yards per game.
During the streak: 28 receptions, 469 yards, four touchdowns, 93.8 yards per game.

RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis

Before the streak: 385 rushing yards, 4.1 average, 48.1 yards per game
During the streak: 401 rushing yards, 4.5 rushing average, 80.2 yards per game.