Pats' Brady sets NFL mark for pass attempts without interception

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has set the NFL record for consecutive pass attempts without an interception.

Brady broke the mark of 308 attempts without a pick previously set by Cleveland's Bernie Kosar over the 1990 and 1991 seasons with his 17th attempt in the third quarter of New England's game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. It came on a short pass over the middle that tight end Rod Gronkowski dropped at the goal line.

The two then hooked up for an 8-yard TD on the next play to put the Patriots ahead 31-3. Brady opened the game going 10-of-18 passing for 87 yards and three touchdowns.

Brady has thrown just four interceptions this season, his last coming nine games ago when he threw two in a 23-20 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Oct. 17.

Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press

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