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This Week In Patriots History

October 2 - October 8

October 8, 1967: In a game moved to San Diego due to the 1967 World Series at Fenway Park, the Boston Patriots and San Diego Chargers fight to a 31-31 tie. It was the ninth tie in franchise history, and the Patriots have not tied a game since. October 6, 1974: The Patriots improve to 4-0 on the season with a 42-3 win over the Baltimore Colts at Schaefer Stadium. The 39-point victory is the fourth-largest in team history.

October 2, 1988: The Patriots defeat the Indianapolis Colts 21- 17, with Doug Flutie providing the game-winning touchdown on a 13-yard bootleg with 29 seconds left in the game to erase a 17- 14 deficit.

October 2, 1994:The Patriots score a thrilling 17-16 victory over the Green Bay Packers at Foxboro Stadium in the first home victory under Robert Kraft's ownership. Matt Bahr sealed the win by converting a do-or-die 33-yard field goal with four seconds left in the game.

October 6, 1996: The Patriots score the most points by a New England team since 1984 and gain a 46-38 shootout win over the Baltimore Ravens at Memorial Stadium. To date, the 46 points are the most scored by a Patriots team in 23 years.

October 4, 1998: Adam Vinatieri nails a 27-yard field goal with three seconds left in the game to give the Patriots a 30-27 win over the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome.

October 8, 2000:The Patriots defeat the Indianapolis Colts 24- 16 at Foxboro Stadium to record Bill Belichick's first home victory as New England's head coach.

October 5, 2003: The Patriots defeat the Tennessee Titans 38- 30 at Gillette Stadium to begin their NFL-record 21-game winning streak, including a Super Bowl XXXVIII win.

October 3, 2004:The Patriots defeat the Buffalo Bills, 31-17, at Ralph Wilson Stadium to tie the all-time pro football record with their 18th consecutive regular season and playoff victory.

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