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January 20, 2008
FOXBORO -- Pats fans perhaps mildly concerned at their high-scoring team's slow start offensively can take consolation from the fact that New England never has lost a playoff game at Gillette Stadium.
The Patriots beat Tennesee and Indianapolis (in the AFC championship game) in Foxboro in 2003, the Colts again in '04, Jacksonville in '05, the Jets last season, and, last weekend, the Jaguars.
That's a 6-0 postseason mark since moving into Gillette Stadium in 2002.
In franchise history, the Patriots have lost only one NFL playoff game in Foxboro -- the first one, in 1978, to the Houston Oilers, after coach Chuck Fairbanks had announced he was leaving to go to the University of Colorado.
New England didn't host another playoff game until 1996, when they beat the Steelers in the conference semifinals and then the Jaguars in the AFC championship game, 20-6.
The Patriots won a playoff game in the old Foxboro Stadium in '97 over Miami and then beat the Raiders in the snow in 2001, 16-13, in overtime, in the last game played in the old stadium.
Posted by Jim Donaldson at 3:26 PM | Permalink
We are the luckiest fans in the history of the NFL. Don't take this for granted but don't be obnoxious either. Be classy like our players. On to Arizona!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: marymccaffrey at January 21, 2008 12:38 PM