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Patriots Trivia Tuesday: The Record Holders

Remember this guy? Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE
Remember this guy? Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Is it me, or does July fly by faster than every other month of the year? I don't know what it is, but every year July seems to come and go faster than women do after one look at me during a speed dating event. And while it's always a little depressing when late July comes around, as it signals that the end of summer isn't too far away, it also means that it's almost football season - and I'll take that trade-off every single time.

We are now just days away from the start of training camp. Once again, we have all survived the dreaded dead time in the NFL and will soon be reading legitimate, relevant football news that directly affects the coming season. I haven't been this excited for preseason to start for a long, long time. And since today marks the last Tuesday before training camp starts, this will be the last Trivia Tuesday of the offseason. Hopefully you've learned some things, shared some memories, laughed, cried, and everything in between.

I figured a good way to end things would be to take a look at some of the players over the years who have set records, both for the Patriots and for the NFL in general. Many of these names are the same ones you'll find on the All-Time Great Trivia quiz from a few weeks ago, which makes a lot of sense; you can't be a great player if you don't accomplish some great things along the way.

Questions after the jump.

1. Who holds New England's career rushing record?
A. Jim Nance
B. Sam Cunningham
C. Curtis Martin
D. Tony Collins

2. Which Patriot holds the NFL record for most passes attempted in a single game?
A. Tom Brady
B. Steve Grogan
C. Jim Plunkett
D. Drew Bledsoe

3. Who holds the Patriots record for most receptions by a rookie?
A. Irving Fryar
B. Gino Capelletti
C. Terry Glenn
D. Irving Fryar

4. Which Patriot has the team's record for most rushing yards in a single game?
A. Corey Dillon
B. Curtis Martin
C. Sam Cunningham
D. Tony Collins

5. Who holds the Patriots record for most points scored in a career?
A. Tony Franklin
B. John Smith
C. Gino Capelletti
D. Adam Vinatieri

6. Who holds the Patriots record for most points scored in a single season?
A. Adam Vinatieri
B. John Smith
C. Gino Capelletti
D. Randy Moss

7. In week 1 of 2011, Wes Welker set a Patriots record for longest touchdown reception after making a 99 yard catch and run against the Dolphins. Whose record did he break?
A. Terry Glenn
B. David Patten
C. Troy Brown
D. Irving Friar

8. When was the last time New England led the league in rushing defense?
A. 1965
B. 1974
C. 1988
D. 2001

9. Who is the only Patriot to score two safeties in a single season?
A. Vince Wilfork
B. Richard Seymour
C. Don Blackmon
D. Andre Tippett

10. Who is New England's all-time leader in kickoff returns yardage?
A. Kevin Faulk
B. Troy Brown
C. David Meggett
D. Ellis Hobbs