The New England Patriots scored 23 unanswered second half points and escaped from New York with a dramatic 23-22 victory over the Giants to secure a first-round playoff bye.
The Patriots traveled to Dallas and held the defending Super Bowl champions to just 12 points on four Chris Boniol field coals, but could not generate any touchdowns of their won and dripped their fifth game of the season by a final of 12-6.
The Patriots clinched their second playoff berth in three years with a 34-10 victory over the New York Jets. They were led by Curtis Martin, who rushed for 94 yards and a touchdown in the game and eclipsed the 1,000-yard rushing plateau for the season.
The Patriots scored early and often and lit up the Chargers for 45 points in a 45-7 victory over San Diego.Quarterback Drew Bledsoe earned game honors for his near flawless performance.
After attempting a franchise low nine rushes vs. the Broncos on Nov 17, the Patriots were determined to establish their running game early vs.
Broncos RB Terrell Davis scored three touchdowns and K Jason Elam added a 28-yard field goal to give the broncos a 24-0 first half lead en route to a 34-8 victory over the Patriots.It was the Patriots’ worst defeat since the Broncos scored a 37-3 victory in Foxboro in 1995.
Drew Bledsoe overcame a disastrous start and a 21-0 first half deficit to lead the Patriots to a 31-27 come-from-behind victory over the New York Jets. Two of Bledsoe’s first three pass attempts were intercepted.
The Patriots overcame a 17-14 deficit to score 28 second half points to claim a 42-23 victory over the Miami Dolphins in an important AFC East battle.
The Patriots claimed a 28-25 victory over the Buffalo Bills to move into a three-way tie for first place along with the Bills and the Indianapolis Colts.
The Patriots overcame two first quarter fumbles and a 6-0 deficit to score 24 unanswered points in the second and third quarters to stake a 27-9 upset over the division leading Indianapolis Colts.
The Patriots held Redskin running back Terry Allen to just 71 yards on 21 carries (2.7 avg.) and kept him out of the end zone for the first time in 11 games, but the Redskins still scored a 27-22 victory over th4e Patriots to improve their record to 5-1 and remain in first place in the NFL East.
Drew Bledsoe passed for 310 yards and 4 touchdowns as the New England Patriots held off a fourth quarter comeback by the Baltimore Ravens to post their third straight victory, 46-38.
Rookie PK Adam Vinatieri converted five of six field goal attempts, including a 40-yarder in overtime, to give the Patriots a 28-25 victory over Jacksonville in what will long be remembered as one of the most bizarre games in Patriots franchise history.
Drew Bledsoe threw for three touchdowns, two to running back Curtis Martin, as the patriots rolled to a 31-0 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. It was the first shutout and the most lopsided victory for the Patriots since lowing out the Indianapolis Colts 38-0 (12/26/93).
The Patriots held Buffalo to just 17 points, but for the second straight countered with only 10 of their own and fell to 0-2 for the season.Rookie receivers Terry Glenn and Dietrich Jells started in their NFL debuts and Glenn let the team with six receptions for 76 yards.