Patriots: Surprising similarities between 1963 playoff game in Buffalo and Wild Card Weekend showdown

January 13, 2022

When the Patriots and Bills meet in the postseason for just the second time in history Saturday night, the game might actually look a bit like the first playoff meeting between the two teams. Sounds crazy, right? On December 28, 1963, the Boston Patriots went to War Memorial Stadium in Buffalo, NY for an AFL Eastern Division playoff game and came away with a pretty dominant 26-8 victory. You wouldn’t…

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Patriots: In need of a “get right” game, Pats throttle Jags by 40 & clinch playoff spot

January 2, 2022

FOXBOROUGH – Back in 2018, the Patriots blew out the Jets on December 30th and everyone sort of dismissed it. Later on after the Super Bowl run, players admitted just how important that type of “get right” game was. So, when the hapless Jaguars visited Gillette Stadium Sunday afternoon for what could possibly be the last Patriots home game of the year, another day like that one in 2018 was…

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Patriots: Big week needed from Bill Belichick if Patriots are going to be true AFC contenders

December 21, 2021

For the entirety of the seven-game winning streak, Bill Belichick had praise heaped upon him and rightfully so. After a 2-4 start with a rookie quarterback and a lot of new faces, it was a minor miracle that New England was the No. 1 seed in the AFC heading into last week’s slate of games. Guys began buying in when Belichick appeared to take over the defense – or at…

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Patriots: Pats leave fans with more questions than answers in 27-17 loss to the Colts

December 19, 2021

Photo: AJ Mast/AP With three games left in the regular season, do we know who this Patriots team is yet? With a somewhat jarring 27-17 loss in Indianapolis on Saturday night, New England not only had its seven-game winning streak snapped, but also lost a grasp on the No. 1 seed in the AFC. For the first time since October, the Patriots looked like a team with an inexperienced rookie…

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Patriots: 25 Days celebrating the 25th anniversary of the 1996 AFC title – Day 15

July 21, 2021

We’ve had mostly positive things to reminisce about during our 25 day project, but today we take a look at a 12-6 loss to the defending Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys on December 15, 1996. The score wasn’t pretty, but it was a very important day confidence wise for the young defense and coordinator Al Groh. At the time, the Patriots’ offense was humming while Dallas entered as the NFL’s…

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Patriots: 25 Days celebrating the 25th anniversary of the 1996 AFC title

July 18, 2021

We’re up to our 12th day of 25 celebrating the 25th anniversary of the 1996 AFC championship team. A few days ago, we talked about the job offensive coordinator Ray Perkins did that season with the Patriot’ offense. Well, the guy leading the charge on the field was Drew Bledsoe. We are absolutely thrilled to have Drew and offensive lineman Todd Rucci joining us to reminisce about the season on…

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