Today in Patriots History December 12

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 12th

1952:  Allen Carter was born.  (RB: 1975-1976)

1965:  Defeated the Denver Broncos 28-20 @ Bears Stadium

Larry Garron caught a 30 yard touchdown pass from Babe Parilli

Jim Nance barrelled 1 yard for a touchdown

Gino Cappelletti caught a 25 yd TD pass & a 13 yd TD pass & kicked 4 extra points

Houston Antwine intercepted a Jacky Lee pass for his only career pass interception

1966:  Boston Patriots running back Jim Nance was on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Magazine 

1971:  lost to the New York Jets 13-6 @ William A. Shea Municipal Stadium

Charlie Gogolak kicked a 34 yard field goal & a 47 yard field goal

John Outlaw recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchback to stop a Jet drive

Larry Carwell intercepted a Joe Namath pass on the 7 yard line to stop another Jet drive

1976:  Defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-14 @ Tampa Stadium

Andy Johnson ran 69 yards for a touchdown (His career longest run) & ran 9 yards for another TD

Sam Hunt returned a Steve Spurrier pass 68 yards for a touchdown

Steve Grogan ran 1 yard for a TD to set NFL record for TD runs in a year by a QB

John Smith kicked a 30 yard field & 3 extra points

(LB) Steve Zabel kicked an extra point for the final point scored in the game

Andy Johnson’s best rushing day with 127 yards rushing (on 14 carries and 2 TD’s)

Andy Johnson had his longest reception of 53 yards on a pass from Steve Grogan

(QB) Steve Grogan broke a 22 year old NFL record with his 12th rushing TD in a season

Steve Grogan set the Team Record with 13 TD’s scored in a season

Mike Haynes set the Team Record with 45 punt returns in a season

Mike Haynes set the Team Record with 608 punt return yards in his rookie season

1982:  Defeated the Miami Dolphins 3-0 @ Schaefer Stadium in the Snow Plow Tractor Game

John Smith kicked a 33 yard field goal during a blizzard snow storm

Don Blackmon intercepted a pass on the Patriots 10 yard line with 37 seconds to go

Roland James intercepted a David Woodley pass on the last play of the game

Julius Adams blocked a 45 yard field goal attempt by Uwe von Schamann

Mark van Eeghen ran 22 times for 100 yds & Mosi Tatupu had a 26 yd run & 81 yds rushing

Steve Grogan’s only 2 completions were to Lin Dawson

Clayton Weishuhn had 15 tackles and a QB sack

1993:  Defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 7-2 @ Foxboro Stadium

Ben Coates caught an 8 yd TD pass from Drew Bledsoe & Scott Sisson kicked the extra point

Terry Ray intercepted a David Klinger pass on the last play of the game

1999:  lost to the Indianapolis Colts 20-15 @ the RCA Dome

Adam Vinatieri kicked a 28 yard FG, another 28 yard FG & a 26 yard field goal

Shawn Jefferson caught a 10 yard touchdown pass from Drew Bledsoe

2004:  Defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 35-28 @ Gillette Stadium

(Willie McGinest recovered a Rudi Johnson fumble on the Patriots 12 yd line to stop the Bengals 1st drive)

Corey Dillon scored on a 1 yard run to extend the Patriots streak of scoring 1st in their 18 consecutive game

David Patten caught a 48 yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady

Asante Samuel returned a pass by Carson Palmer 34 yards for a touchdown

Kevin Faulk ran 4 yards for a touchdown

Christian Fauria caught a 17 yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady

Adam Vinatieri kicked 5 extra points

2009:  Beat the Carolina Panthers 20-10 @ Gillette Stadium

Kevin Faulk ran for a 3 yard TD

Benjamin Watson caught a 5 yard TD pass from Tom Brady

Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 48 yd FG and a 47 yd FG in the 4th Qtr

The Patriots had 185 yards rushing and 192 yards passing

2010:  Buried the Bears 36-7 @ Soldier Field

Rob Gronkowski had a 7 yd TD reception, Danny Woodhead ran for a 3 yd TD

Gary Guyton returned a fumble by WR Johnny Knox 35 yards for a TD

On the last play of the first half, using the no huddle, Deion Branch caught a 59 yd TD

Shayne Graham kicked 3 field goals and 3 extra points

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