Before their 13-game win streak in December was snapped by a Week 15 loss to San Francisco, the Patriots set a franchise record and became just the second team in NFL history to accomplish the final-month feat. (Only the 2006-09 Chargers’ 18 straight wins were better.) But their success in December goes back to the start of the Tom Brady era. Since 2001, the Patriots are an NFL-best 43-6 in December (three of those losses have been to the AFC East rival Dolphins). No other team has more than 36 December wins during that time.
A look back at how the Patriots have performed in December during the Brady era: