The New England Patriots are 6-1, boasting the best record in football, following a 27-16 road victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 7.
Head coach Bill Belichick’s team isn’t just atop the NFL standings, the Patriots have also etched their names into the record books.
All three of Jimmy Garoppolo, Jacoby Brissett and Tom Brady have started at least two games for the Patriots and none have thrown an interception this season. Following the team’s win at Heinz Field, the Patriots are one of only three teams in NFL history, along with the 2008 Washington football team and the 1960 Cleveland Browns, to not throw an interception through its first 7 games.
Garoppolo completed 42-of-60 passes in his time under center this season. Brissett, a rookie out of North Carolina State, completed 34-of-55 passes before undergoing season-ending surgery on his right thumb on October 7. Brady has been nearly flawless following his four-game, season-opening suspension.
In his first three games, Brady has completed 76-of-101 passes for 1,004 yards and 8 touchdowns.
When, as a team, you’re completing over 70 percent of your passes, there’s certainly little opportunity to turn the ball over.