For Tom Brady and the New England Patriots’ offense, it was just another day at the office on Turkey Day. The Pats on Thanksgiving evening defeated the New York Jets 49-19 with the offense scoring five touchdowns in 11 possessions.
It was the fourth straight game that the offense scored four or more touchdowns and gave them 20 touchdowns in their last 38 offensive possessions. Add in five field goals in that same four-game stretch and the Patriots have scored 25 times in those 38 possessions, a staggering 65.8 percent success rate. That means the Patriots offense has scored two out of every three times they touched the ball in the last four games.
The Patriots and New York Giants are the only two teams to have scored on 50 percent or more of their offensive possessions this season. The Giants offense have scored on exactly half of their 116 possessions this season, while New England has scored on 63 of their 117 offensive possessions, a success rate of 53.8 percent.
Through 12 weeks of the 2012 NFL season, offenses have scored (an offensive TD or field goal) on about 36.5 percent of their possessions.