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Saturday among coldest games in history

With temperatures in the low teens expected at game time, this week's Divisional Playoff Game between the Patriots and Titans will be played in some of the coldest weather of any game in franchise history. New England's coldest home game came when it played Miami in 14-degree temperatures on Dec. 11, 1977 and came away with a 14-10 win at Schaefer Stadium. The Patriots have consistently come out on top in plummeting temperatures at home, going 8-2 in the 10 coldest home games in club history.

TEN COLDEST PATRIOTS HOME GAMES (8-2)

**DATE****OPP****TEMP****WIND****WC****WEATHER****W/L****NE****OPP**
12/11/1977Miami14WNW 17-2Clear, very coldW1410
12/11/1988Tampa Bay18NW 250Partly sunnyW ot107
12/26/1993Indianapolis19W 33-1Sunny, windy, coldW380
12/24/1989L.A. Rams20NW 128SunnyL2024
12/12/1982Miami22NNW 159Cold, snowyW30
12/27/1992Miami23NW 1112SunnyL ot1316
01/19/2002Oakland*25NE 325SnowW ot1613
12/14/2003Jacksonville25N 816Cold with snowW2713
11/22/1987Indianapolis26NW 1514SunnyW240
12/10/1995N.Y. Jets26NW 2012Sunny, windy, coldW3128

*-Playoffs

The Patriots played the Pittsburgh Steelers at Three Rivers Stadium on a 5-degree day on Dec. 17, 1989 in the coldest overall game-time temperature in club annals. The Patriots' two coldest games have been on the road.

TEN COLDEST PATRIOTS GAMES OVERALL

**DATE****OPP****TEMP****WIND****WC****WEATHER****W/L****NE****OPP**
12/17/1989atPittsburgh5SW 9-9Partly cloudy, frigidL1028
12/14/1963atKansas City11NW 12-4UnavailableL335
12/11/1977Miami14WNW 17-2Clear, very coldW1410
12/11/1988Tampa Bay18NW 250Partly sunnyW ot107
12/26/1993Indianapolis19W 33-1Sunny, windy, coldW380
12/24/1989L.A. Raiders20NW 128SunnyL2024
12/12/1982Miami22NNW 159Cold, snowyW30
12/01/1991atDenver23S 616SunnyL320
12/27/1992Miami23NW 1112SunnyL ot1316
12/21/1996atN.Y. Giants24NW 617SunnyW2322

The Patriots have had significant success in cold temperatures since 1993. In the past 11 seasons, the Patriots are 14-2 in games played in temperatures below 35 degrees. In their past 12 home games when the temperature has been below 35, the Patriots are 11-1.

COLDEST GAMES SINCE 1993 (14-2)

**DATE****OPP****TEMP****NOTES****W/L****NE****OPP**
12/26/93Indianapolis19Wind Chill -1W380
12/21/96atN.Y. Giants24Wind Chill 17W2322
12/14/03Jacksonville25Wind Chill 16W2713
01/19/02Oakland*25SnowW ot1613
12/10/95N.Y. Jets26Wind Chill 12W3128
01/12/97Jacksonville*27Wind Chill 11W206
12/07/03Miami28Wind Chill 17W120
12/20/03atN.Y. Jets30Wind Chill 20W2116
12/24/00Miami31Wind Chill 22L2427
11/26/95atBuffalo33FlurriesW3525
12/16/01atBuffalo34Wind Chill 25W ot129
12/12/93Cincinnati34Wind Chill 23W72
12/17/00atBuffalo35Snow/W.Chill 23W1613
11/23/97Miami35Flurries/DrizzleW2724
12/28/97Miami*35Wind Chill 25W173
01/01/95atCleveland*35Wind Chill 25L1320

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