The Patriots opened 2019 with their sixth win in as many games, handling the New York Giants 35-14 at Gillette Stadium on Thursday night.
This marks the fourth time in team history that the Patriots have started off 6-0, the last such occurrence being in 2015.
Tom Brady threw for 334 yards on the evening, completing 31 of 41 pass attempts with an interception. In the process, he passed Peyton Manning for the second-most passing yards of all-time. Brady came into the game needing just 18 to pass Manning, who was at 71,940.
Despite not throwing a touchdown on the night, Brady rushed in for two of his own on quarterback sneaks.
Julian Edelman notched 113 receiving yards on nine receptions for his second straight game of at least 100 such yards. After the game, Edelman said what everybody already knows:
The Patriots have allowed just 48 points through their first six games of the season. That puts them on a pace to allow 128, which would set the NFL record for fewest points allowed in a 16-game season; the 2000 Baltimore Ravens hold the current record with 165.
Through New England's six games, their opponents have a combined record of 7-22, with number seven to come next Monday night against the 0-4 Jets (who the Patriots already beat this season). Following that game, however, the next six games are against teams with a current combined record of 18-12, which includes the Chiefs, Cowboys, and Ravens.
New England's 190 points on the season are the most in the NFL, 29 more than the Ravens (who've played one less game).
Overall, the Patriots have won 19 straight games at Gillette Stadium, including three in the postseason. They have five home games left before the playoffs, and if they win each one, they'll set a new team record with 21 straight regular season home wins. If they do indeed win the next four, they'll have a chance to set that record in the final week against the Dolphins.