Today in Patriots History December 10

Thanks to our friend and Author of the Total Patriots book Bob Hyldburg for the make you smarter facts about the winningest NFL team of the 2000’s.

 

December 10th

1953:  Dave Tipton was born.  (NT: 1975-1976)

1960:  Ronnie Lippett was born.  (CB: 1983-1988 & 1990-1991)

1972:  Defeated the New Orleans Saints 17-10 @ the Louisiana Superdome

Honor Jackson returned an Archie Manning pass 55 yards to help set up a TD

Reggie Rucker caught a 31 yard touchdown pass from Jim Plunkett

Rick Cash recovered a fumble to help set up the Reggie Rucker’s 2nd TD

Reggie Rucker caught a 25 yard touchdown pass from Jim Plunkett

(Reggie Rucker caught 2 TD passes within a minute of each other)

Mike Walker kicked a 36 yard field goal & 2 extra points

Dick Blanchard intercepted an Archie Manning pass for his only NFL pass interception

1978:  Beat the Buffalo Bills 26-24 @ Schaefer Stadium as the Patriots won their 1st AFC Divisional Championship

Sam Cunningham ran 4 yards for a touchdown

Steve Grogan ran 4 yards for a touchdown

Tony McGee sacked Joe Ferguson and Ray Hamilton recovered the fumble

Horace Ivory ran 20 yards for a touchdown on the next play

Tim Fox chased the Buffalo Bills Punter Rusty Jackson out of the end zone for a safety

David Posey kicked the 21 yard field goal with 8 seconds to go to win the game

David Posey kicked 3 extra points

1989:  lost to the Miami Dolphins 31-10 @ Joe Robbie Stadium on Sunday Night

Jason Staurovsky kicked a 36 yard field goal

John Stephens ran 1 yard for a touchdown

Jason Staurovsky kicked the extra point

Eric Sievers had 6 receptions for his career high 117 yards receiving in a game

1995:  Defeated the New York Jets 31-28 @ Foxboro Stadium

Hason Graham caught a 37 yard touchdown pass from Drew Bledsoe

Curtis Martin ran 9 yards for a touchdown

Matt Bahr kicked a 31 yard field goal

Troy Brown returned Dave Meggett’s kickoff return fumble 75 yards for a touchdown

Curtis Martin ran 1 yard for another touchdown

Matt Bahr kicked 4 extra points

Drew Bledsoe became the youngest NFL QB with 10,000 career passing yards

(Drew Bledsoe threw a 6 yard pass to Ben Coates to set *NFL record)

Curtis Martin ran 31 times for 148 yards & 2 TD’s

Curtis Martin was the AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Curtis Martin set the Team Record with his 14th rushing TD in a season

Ty Law intercepted a pass in the game for the 3rd consecutive game

2000:  lost to the Chicago Bears 24-17 @ Soldier Field

Terry Glenn caught a 12 yard touchdown pass from Drew Bledsoe

Adam Vinatieri kicked a 40 yard field goal

Troy Brown caught a 7 yard touchdown pass from Drew Bledsoe

Adam Vinatieri kicked 2 extra points

2006:  lost to the Miami Dolphins 21-0 @ Dolphin Stadium

Kevin Faulk had 29 yds rushing, 12 yds receiving, 21 punt return yards & 80 kickoff return yards

 

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