This Month in New England Patriots History

Thank you to our friend and Author of The Total Patriots book, purchase on amazon.com Bob Hyldburg for the look into the past December’s in New England Patriots History.

Every regular season game in December that the Patriots shutout their opponent

1961 regular season

The Boston Patriots shutout the San Diego Chargers 41-0 @ Balboa Stadium on 12-17-61

1982 regular season

The New England Patriots shutout the Dolphins 3-0 in the “Snow Plow” Game @ Schaefer Stadium on 12-12-82

The New England Patriots shutout the Seattle Seahawks 16-0 @ the Kingdome on 12-19-82

1983 regular season

The New England Patriots shutout the New Orleans Saints 7-0 @ Sullivan Stadium on 12-04-83

1993 regular season

The New England Patriots shutout the Indianapolis Colts 38-0 @ Foxboro Stadium on 12-26-93

2003 Championship Season

The New England Patriots shutout the Miami Dolphins 12-0 @ Gillette Stadium on 12-07-03

The New England Patriots shutout the Buffalo Bills 31-0 @ Gillette Stadium on 12-27-03

2008 regular season

The New England Patriots shutout the Buffalo Bills 13-0 @ Ralph Wilson Stadium on 12-28-08

 

Every regular season game in December that the Patriots scored more than 40 points

1961 regular season

The Boston Patriots destroyed the San Diego Chargers 41-0 @ Balboa Stadium on 12-17-61

1963 regular season

The Boston Patriots defeated the Houston Oilers 46-28 @ Jeppesen Stadium

1965 regular season

The Boston Patriots defeated the Houston Oilers 42-14 @ Fenway Park on 12-18-65

1987 regular season

The New England Patriots defeated the New York Jets 42-20 @ Sullivan Stadium on 12-13-87

1994 regular season

The New England Patriots routed the Buffalo Bills 41-17 @ Rich Stadium on 12-18-94

1996 regular season

The New England Patriots destroyed the San Diego Chargers 45-7 @ Jack Murphy Stadium

2004 Championship Season

The New England Patriots routed the Cleveland Browns 42-15 @ Cleveland Browns Stadium on 12-05-04

2008 regular season

The New England Patriots smashed the Oakland Raiders 49-26 @ Oakland on 12-14-08

The New England Patriots smothered the Arizona Cardinals 47-7 @ Gillette in the snow on 12-28-08

2010 regular season

The Patriots defeated the New York Jets 45-3 @ Gillette Stadium on 12-06-10

 

The only Patriot Player who was named the NFL Player of the Week in a game played in December

Drew Bledsoe tossed 4 touchdown passes in their 45-7 rout of the San Diego Chargers on 12-01-96

 

The only Patriot Player who was named the NFL Offensive Player of the Week in a game played in December

Jim Plunkett tossed 2 TD’s including 1 for 88 yards to defeat the Baltimore Colts 21-17 @ Memorial on 12-19-71

 

Every Patriot Player who was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week in a game played in December

1995 regular season

Curtis Martin had 148 yards rushing & 2 TD’s in their 31-28 victory over the NY Jets @ Foxboro on 12-10-95

2003 Championship Season

Tom Brady tossed 4 TD passes in the 1st half in their 31-0 shutout of the Buffalo Bills @ Gillette on 12-27-03

2007 undefeated regular season

Tom was 32-46 for 399 yds & 4 TD’s in their 34-13 rout of the Pittsburgh Steelers @ Gillette on 12-09-07

Tom was 32-42 for 356 yds & 2 TD’s (inlcuding his 50th TD pass) in their 38-35 win over the Giants on 12-29-07

2010 regular season

Tom was 21-29 and threw 4 TD passes in the Patriots 45-3 thrashing of the NY Jets @ Gillette on 12-06-10

 

 

 

 

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Every Patriot Player who was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week in a game played in December

1971 regular season

Julius Adams led the Patriots defense in their 34-13 drubbing of the Dolphins @ Schaefer Stadium on 12-05-71

1996 regular season

Willie McGinest recovered a fumble in the end zone for a TD in their 45-7 rout of the Chargers on 12-01-96

1997 AFC Wild Card Playoff Game

Chris Slade recovered a fumble & returned a pass 22 yds in their 17-3 win vs Miami @ Foxboro on 12-28-97

1998 regular season

Chad Eaton had 3 sacks, 8 tackles & forced a fumble in their 23-9 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on 12-06-98

Willie Clay caught a Steve Young pass to set up the game winning FG in their 24-21 win vs the 49’ers on 12-20-98

2003 Championship Season

Tedy Bruschi returned an interception 4 yards for a TD in their 12-0 shutout of the Dolphins @ Gillette on 12-07-03

Willie McGinest returned an interception 15 yards for a TD in their 21-16 win over the New York Jets on 12-20-03

 

Every Patriot Player who was named the AFC Special Team Player of the Week in a game played in Dec.

1994 regular season

Pat O’Neill booted 3 punts for 143 yards including one for 67 yards in their 41-17 rout of the Bills on 12-18-94

1996 regular season

Dave Meggett returned a punt 60 yards for a TD in their 23-22 comeback victory over the NY Giants on 12-21-96

2000 regular season

Chad Eaton blocked 2 field goal attempts in their 13-10 Overtime win vs the Buffalo Bills on 12-17-00

2001 Championship Season

Adam Vinatieri kicked 4 field goals including the game winner in their 12-9 Overtime win vs the Bills on 12-16-01

Ken Walter had 2 of his punts downed within the 20 yard line in their 20-13 win vs Miami @ Foxboro on 12-22-01

2002 regular season

Adam Vinatieri kicked 4 FG’s including the game winner in their 27-24 OT win vs Miami @ Gillette on 12-29-02

2008 regular season

Ellis Hobbs had a 95 yd kickoff return for a TD in the Patriots 49-26 win over the Raiders @ Oakland on 12-14-08

Chris Hanson had a 45 yd Ave in their 13-0 win vs Buffalo @ Ralph Wilson Stadium in 60 MPH winds on 12-28-08

2010 regular season

OL Dan Connolly had a 71 yard kickoff return in the Patriots 31-27 win over the Packers @ Gillette on 12-19-10

 

The only Patriot Player who was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month in December

Corey Dillon rushed for 398 yards & scored 5 TD’s in the 3 victories for the Patriots in December 2004

 

The only Patriot Player who was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Month in December

Mike Vrabel had 4 sacks, a fumble recovery & an interception in the 4 victories for the Patriots in December 2003

 

Every Patriot Player who was named the AFC Special Team Player of the Month in December

1996 regular season

Dave Meggett returned a punt for a TD & had 335 combined kickoff & punt return yards in December of 1996

2001 Championship Season

Troy Brown returned a punt for a TD and had 175 punt return yards for the Patriots in December of 2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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