On the anniversary of the infamous 1982 Snow Plow Game, we recount some of the best Pats snow games in Foxboro – starting with the Snow Plow Game.
- December 10, 1982 – Patriots 3, Dolphins 0
The game was played before the smallest crowd ever at Foxboro when Mark Henderson, an ex-con on work release, drove into NFL history (that was pre-Aaron Hernandez was people went from jail to Foxboro and not visa versa).
The Dolphins got revenge in the first round of the playoffs, beating the Patriots 28-13 in Miami en route to their classic match up with John Riggers and the Redskins in the Super Bowl.
- October 18, 2009 – Patriots 59, Titans 0
The largest ass-whooping in NFL history since the NFL-AFL merger. Pats led 45-0 at half.
- January 18, 2004—AFC Championship: Patriots 24, Colts 14
In the first Brady-Manning playoff matchup, the Pats defense gave fair-weather Manning a New England welcome – 3 sacks, 4 interceptions. It was so much fun, they did it in the snow again the next year in the playoffs.
- Jan. 19, 2002—AFC Divisional playoff: Patriots 16, Raiders 13
The greatest Patriot snow game of all-time. The famous “tuck rule” game, was the first of many Brady led comebacks, plus Adam Vinatieri’s winning kick was a preview of even bigger things to come.