The New England Patriots will return to Gillette Stadium for the first time in a month when they play host to the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 10. New England will try to set a pro football record with its 19th consecutive victory and will bid for the feat against Miami, its division rival and a franchise with which it now shares the all-time record of 18 consecutive wins. But using the week-to-week, game-by-game approach that has proven to be successful 18 consecutive times, the Patriots players and coaches will concentrate simply on coming up with a way to try to beat the Dolphins, leaving the analysis of their accomplishment to the domain of the history books.
*TELEVISION: *This week's game will be broadcast on CBS. The game can be seen in Boston on WBZ-TV Channel 4. Dick Enberg will handle the play-by-play duties and Dan Dierdorf will provide analysis. Armen Keteyian will provide reports from the sidelines.
*RADIO: *WBCN 104.1 FM is the flagship station for the Patriots Rock Radio Network. Play-by-play broadcaster Gil Santos is in his 28th season as the voice of the Patriots and will call the action along with Patriots Hall of Famer Gino Cappelletti. Santos and Cappelletti are celebrating their 21st season as a broadcast tandem.
*NATIONAL RADIO: *The game will be broadcast nationally by Westwood One. Dave Sims and Jack Ham will call the action from Gillette Stadium.
HOME SWEET HOME
The Patriots enter this week's game sporting a 16-3 (.842) all-time record at Gillette Stadium, including regular-season and postseason games. New England has won an NFL-best 12 consecutive regular-season and postseason contests at home, with its last defeat coming in a 30-14 regular-season loss to the New York Jets on Dec. 22, 2002. Last season, the Patriots were undefeated at home for the first time in team history, winning all eight regular-season games and two postseason games in Foxborough. The Patriots' .842 winning percentage at Gillette Stadium is the highest of any NFL team at its current home stadium.