On This Day – August 5th

1960: The Patriots beat the Broncos in a preseason game, 43-6. Played in Providence, it was the first the game that the Broncos ever played.

1972: The Patriots lose to the Raiders 31-24. New England was held to one touchdown in the second half as the Raiders took the win.

1973: In coach Chuck Fairbanks first home game,  the Patriots tie the Raiders. After falling behind 17-0, New England rallies back for the tie.

1978: The Patriots beat the Rams 14-7. Hall of Fame cornerback Mike Haynes had a pick six in the victory.

1994: In a rainy game at Foxboro Stadium, the Patriots beat the Saints 24-6. The weather makes it tough for the New Orleans offense as they turn the ball over six times. Dwayne Sabb and Terry Ray each recovered a fumble in the victory.

2002: Gillette signs a 15 year contract for exclusive naming rights of the Patriots new stadium.

2011: First round pick Nate Solder signs his rookie contract with the Patriots. In his six seasons in Foxboro, Nate has won two Super Bowl rings and been a key part in protecting Tom Brady.

Today’s Birthdays

1944: Larry Carwell, DB (1969-72)

1962: William Roberts, OG (1995-96)

1978: Will Allen, DB (2012)

Today’s Record: 4-1 Advertisements Share this:
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