New Eng­land (7-2) at Ten­nessee (4-4)

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - SPORTS -

Here we go again: New Eng­land is on a roll as Tom Brady makes ev­ery­one around him bet­ter.

The Pa­tri­ots have won six straight (seven in a row over­all against Ten­nessee). Brady will play in his 300th game, in­clud­ing post­sea­son, and will join Brett Favre (326) as the only NFL quar­ter­backs to ap­pear in 300 games. Brady needs three TD passes to tie Pey­ton Man­ning (579) for the most in NFL his­tory, also in­clud­ing playoffs.

Ten­nessee comes off a solid vic­tory at Dal­las and coach Mike Vra­bel had his big­gest play­ing days in New Eng­land, where he won three ti­tles.

“We’ve just got­ten our­selves to the sur­face where there’s a lit­tle bit of air, a lit­tle bit of water,” Vra­bel says. “You’re kind of tak­ing a lit­tle bit of both in and you can’t sur­vive there for long. But you can sur­vive there for a few min­utes. And so we got to make the next de­ci­sion to see if we can get our heads com­pletely above water.” the NFC South by Brees and Cam New­ton.

With 13 yards re­ceiv­ing Sun­day, Julio Jones will reach 10,000 in his ca­reer and be­come the fastest player to reach that mile­stone (104 games).

The Browns have dropped four straight, and are 0-1 un­der in­terim coach Gregg Wil­liams. But their .786 win­ning per­cent­age (11-3) against the Fal­cons is the team’s high­est against any op­po­nent. is back in fine form and has not been sacked in his past 154 pass at­tempts dat­ing to the sec­ond of­fen­sive play against New Eng­land on Oct. 4. It’s the long­est stretch of his pro ca­reer.

Colts K Adam Vi­natieri will be hon­ored for break­ing the NFL’s ca­reer scor­ing record two weeks ago at Oak­land. Vi­natieri needs one win to tie Ge­orge Blanda (209) for most reg­u­lar-sea­son wins in league his­tory.

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