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This week in Patriots history

November 13-19

Three years ago - Nov. 16, 2003: The Patriots shut out the Dallas Cowboys, 12-0, at Gillette Stadium in a battle of 7-2 teams. New England, wearing its silver uniforms for the first time, defeated a Dallas team coached by former Patriots head coach Bill Parcells. The shutout was the first for the Patriots in seven years.

Six years ago - Nov. 19, 2000: The Patriots defeated the Cincinnati Bengals at Foxboro Stadium, 16-13, on a game-winning 22-yard field goal by Adam Vinatieri with three seconds left in regulation.

Twelve years ago - Nov. 13, 1994: Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe set NFL records with 70 attempts and 45 completions in a 26-20 overtime victory over the Minnesota Vikings at Foxboro Stadium. Bledsoe found fullback Kevin Turner for a 14-yard touchdown in overtime to complete a comeback from a 20-0 deficit.

Twenty-One years ago - Nov. 17, 1985: The Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks 20-13 at the Kingdome to complete a six-game winning streak that raised their record to 8- 3 en route to an 11-5 season and the first AFC Championship in franchise history.

Twenty-Two years ago - Nov. 18, 1984: New England beat Indianapolis 50-17 at the Hoosier Dome, marking the largest road point output in team history. Tony Eason completed 29 or 42 passes for 291 yards and four touchdowns. Mosi Tatupu ran for a pair of scores in the second half to complete the big win.

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