As we told you earlier, the Patriots 13-6 loss to the Bengals on Sunday showcased some major lowlights for the Patriots, particularly for quarterback Tom Brady -- who had his 52-game streak of throwing a touchdown pass end at the hands of Cincinnati.
Here are a few more of those lowlights because these kinds of performances by New England are so damn rare.
- The last time the Patriots lost a game in which they had allowed 13 points or less occurred in 2001 to the Jets. That, via ESPN Stats and Info, is 63-straight games in which the Patriots had allowed less than two touchdowns and won.
- New England's six points of offense was the fewest in a game since the Patriots lost to the Dolphins, 21-0, in Week 14 of the 2006 season. In that game, Brady completed 12 of 25 passes for 78 yards. On Sunday, he went 18 for 38 for 197 yards and an interception.
- If we're looking at quarterback rating, Brady's 52.2 from Sunday was the lowest for him since Week 15 in 2007 (via SI.com's Chris Burke). That was the season, of course, that the Patriots went 16-0 in the regular season, and in that game, New England still managed to score a 20-10 win against the Jets.
- Brady's 47.4 completion percentage is his worst since he also completed 47.4 percent against the Ravens on Dec. 3, 2007. Via Lance McAlister.
- Before Sunday, Brady had never lost to the Bengals, going 4-0. But not to worry. Via the Boston Globe's Ben Volin, Brady is still undefeated against eight NFL teams (and he has a combined 26-0 record against those squads).
BY THE NUMBERS
2: The number of rushing attempts made by the Dolphins in the second half vs. the Ravens. Via the Miami Herald.
5: The number of games the Chiefs have won this season against zero losses. The Chiefs are the first squad in NFL history to start a season 5-0 after having won two or less games in the previous season.
9: The number of consecutive games Drew Brees had thrown for at least 300 yards, a streak that was snapped by the Bears. Brees only threw for 288 yards while completing 29 of 35 passes for two touchdowns.
9: The length in yards that a Dustin Colquitt punt traveled for the Chiefs in their win Sunday. His career long in 2007 traveled exactly nine times that far.
10: The number of years since the Chiefs started a season 5-0. Feels a lot longer than that, right?
20: The number of touchdowns thrown by Peyton Manning this season without an interception, the first quarterback in history to accomplish that (you'll recall that Manning was tied with Cleveland's Milt Plum, who threw 16 touchdowns in 10 games without an interception in 1960). He finally threw an interception at the end of the third quarter.
24: The number of wins Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has produced in his last 30 starts, dating back to 2011. Overall, he's 24-5-1, and that's the best winning percentage by an NFL quarterback not named Peyton Manning.
27: The number of carries for Ray Rice on Sunday to go with 74 yards and two TDs. It was only the ninth time in Rice's 81 career games that he's carried the ball at least 25 times.
38.4: The number of interceptions Eli Manning would throw this season if he stays on this pace (he has 12 through five games so far). That would put him No. 2 all time in a season, behind George Blanda's 42 in 1968 and in front of Vinny Testaverde's 35 in 1988.
48: The number of points scored by the Cowboys in their loss. It's the most points scored in a losing effort since the Oilers put up 49 in a loss to the Raiders in 1963.
61: The number of games it's been since Peyton Manning last rushed for a touchdown. He did it Sunday vs. the Cowboys. The last time occurred in Week 7 of the 2008 season against the Titans. Strangely, Manning had three rushing touchdowns in 2007 and four in 2006. He had zero rushing touchdowns from 2003-05.
99: The combined number of points scored by the Cowboys and Broncos. It's the fourth-highest total in NFL history.
218: The number of receiving yards totaled by Alshon Jeffery on Sunday, a team record. He's the first Bears player to record more than 200 yards receiving in a game since Johnny Morris in 1962. Via Zach Zaidman.
223: The number of points scored by the Broncos through five games, which beats out the previous league record of 217 by the 2000 St. Louis Rams.
2,274: The number of total yards accumulated by the Eagles offense this year, the most in franchise history through five games. According to the Eagles, it's also the eighth-most in NFL history after five games.
61,371: With his total from Sunday, Manning passed Dan Marino (61,361) for the second-most career passing yards in league history (via NFL communications).