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  1. wilfork is beastin'

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    Since everyone's looking back at the past decade I figured why not look back at our favorite Patriot games from the past 10 years. Not including the SBs or playoff games, my top 5 were:

    1. Brady's Return (2009)
    -The return of a hero + monday night football + throwback uniforms + epic comeback. How could you not go crazy over this one?

    2. OT Thriller versus Houston (2003)
    -Had we played this game this season, this would be seen as a simply just a poor performance against an awful team and the messageboards would be filled with doom and gloom threads. But imo this was one of the best and easily the most exciting games of the 2003 SB season. Classic Belichick gambles and the team coming out on top even when everything was going wrong for them. Hopefully this sunday's game at Reliant is as exciting as this one.

    3. Pats Vs. Phins Season Finale (2002)
    -Bruschi pick to seal the deal and squish the fish, you know this makes the list.

    4. The Goalline Stand (2003)
    -Mr. James, meet Mr. Mcginest. One of the best games in the Pats-Colts Rivalry.

    5. Cassel's First Start against the Jets (2008)
    -A career backup who struggled against the Chiefs going up against Brett Favre and our hated rivals. Jets fans were certain they'd wipe the floor with us and I remember how loud the stadium was when the Jets were in FG range on their first drive. Cassel's performance wasn't pretty, but the team stuck together and pulled out a hard earned win which defined the grit of the 08 season.
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    #1 on this list is the first game ever at Gillette Stadium. First Banner game. And We beat the steelers pretty good that day too. I still think the moment that first banner was raised was the loudest it has ever been at Gillette.

    #2 The snow celebration game vs Miami. Crazy snow storm left the stadium half empty, people sitting on snow banks where there seats should be, a division clinching victory over a division rival, and oh yeah the coolest TD celebration ever (no offense Ochocinco)

    #3 Goal line Stand on the final drive to beat Indy

    #4 Patten Throws a TD, Catches a TD, and Runs one in to beat Indy

    #5 Pats Vs Titans in 04...Part of the streak... the Sox were playing a playoff game and I was at Gillette with a radio in my ear Celebrating Titan INTs because the Sox were scoring rus (oops). Sox won, Pats won both went onto win the big ones.

    Edit: just noticed this isn't limited to just 5

    #6 Bruschi's return to Gillette from his stroke

    #7 Troy Brown pics off Drew Bledsoe

    #8 Mo Lewis game (no further explanation neccessary)

    *Sorry Drew I still love ya but those two moments were amazing

    #9 3rd banner game...the way ozzie came out the helmet singing crazy train was too cool

    #10 2nd banner game....man those banner games were a lot of fun
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    My favotire was Super Bowl 38 against Carolina....I cannot think of a better and more exciting game than that one...and there were alot of them.
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    20-3, Patriots over Colts.

    The vaunted Colts Offense manages nothing more than a field goal as Brady goes on two forever long drives in the second half.
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    One game I don't hear much about is the 2nd games vs. the Jets in 2001. The Pats were trailing 13-0 at the half, but managed to come back in the 2nd half and take a 1 point lead. Terrell Buckley sealed it with a pick. Had the Jets hung on to their lead and finished with 11 wins instead of 10 that year, they would've won the AFC East. Needless to say it was a huge win for the Pats.

    Another one of my favorites was the 40-22 win over the Rams in 2004. The Pats had just been beat up in Pittsburgh, and the Rams actually took an early lead. But the Pats put together a great all-around effort and came out with a convincing win.

    And finally, the Pats beating up on the Raiders last year in Oakland. Cassel threw 4 TDs days after his father's passing, leading the Pats to a 49-26 win.

    Obviously there are a TON more, but I figured I'd list a few that may not be mentioned as much as some of the other classics. One thing is for sure, we've had a ridiculous amout of great games this decade.
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    3 superbowls . Specially over Carolina Panthers. Hopefully , we can get another 3 SB next decade!!!


    Happy new year!!!
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    One of my favourite games was against the Chargers in 2001 when Brady led the team from behind to an exciting win. I remember it was after this game I said to myself, "this Brady guy just might work out as a starter in the NFL". I'll never forget that moment.
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    1. SB36 nothing better than your first.
    2. '01 Playoff against Raiduhs, Vinatieri's kick through the snow to tie was epic.
    3. SB38 really exciting SB
    4. '01 AFCCG against Steelers, Troy Brown came up big in special teams.
    5. Clock Killing Corey Dillon taking over the 2nd half in the playoff game against the Geldings.
    6. Every other victory over the Geldings.
    7. Every victory over the Jest.
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    - Goal Line Stand vs the Colts
    - Coming back against the Ravens to stay undefeated
    - Jets @ The Razor in 2007, the fans ovation of BB after spygate echoed what I felt, these SOBs had sullyed a great man and they were about to pay.
    - 59-0 this year, in the snow.
    - Broncos Intentional Saftey game.
    - 31-0 Revenge against the Bills. Steve Diossie's (sp?) great quote: "The Pats only key to the game: Don't miss the bus to the stadium."
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    The ovation you mention would have been the game after the Jets...the Jets game was the spygate game.
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    How about the Redskin annihilation in 2007 for those who love Patriot blowouts ?
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    Yes, that was great. The 56-10 demolition of the Bills was awesome too. Brady with 5 TDs, 4 to Moss. Great night.
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    Any of the ones ending with trophies and rings

    I prefer those wins to any other
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    1) Goal line vs Colts
    2) Snowball game - Bru pick 6
    3) Viniateri throws a TD vs Rams after secondary takes major hits week before
    4) Troy Brown beats the Dolphins to keep the 02 season alive (Favre, does his Favre later)
    5) Bledsoe goes down, a dynasty is born
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    The "16-0 Game" against the Giants at the end of the regular season. Brady to Moss to the Record Books to begin the 4th was epic.

    Super Bowl 38 win vs the Panthers

    McGinest 4th and Goal stuff vs Colts.
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    truly was epic

    When I saw 50 Passing TDs, 23 Receiving and highest scoring team of all time it was a nice feeling
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    Well I would say the snow game but I never have seen that game other than the replay. I was in the middle of the Pacific on a Supertanker, I remember reading the AP wire Pats get push in the playoffs from the Refs. So my favorite game is definately that one, because I didn't have to sweat it out.
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    SB39 over the Eagles. Yeah, they say the first one is always the best, maybe it was. But winning 3 super bowls in 4 years is truly an amazing feat, and the only other team that did it did not have to deal with the cap for all 3 titles. That win put us in the history books and also capped an amazing postseason - running through 2 great teams in the Colts and Steelers like they were nothing.
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    Of course, the Pick 6 vs. the Dolphins came against Jay Fiedler, which isn't much of an accomplishment.
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    My favorite game was the Chargers v Pats divisional playoff game from the 2006 season. We had no business even having that game be close and we won! WHAT UP?!

    Second favorite game was the divisional playoff game against the colts were our depleted secondary held the THEN greatest scoring offense to 3 points. The proud feeling I had was unreal!

    Happy New Year all...Lets hope this decade is even more memorable than the last...could you imagine?
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    Best regular season gms

    2004 Week 1 against the Colts at Gillette, Pats win 27-24 as defending champions. What a track meet that game was

    2007 Colts game--stole that game and ripped the Colts hearts out. I thought this was a runaway Colts win after that Brackett INT

    2007 Ravens game---amazing atmosphere on TV, epic drive at the end, Brady was off his game and overcoming adversity was amazing to see

    the intentional safety Denver game

    Mcginest' goal line stand
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    03 and 04 Colts playoff games, 24–14 and 20–3. Those games are the definition of smoking the opposing team.

    The 26–23 comeback win over the Broncos in the 03 regular season. Belichick had the punter snap it back through the end zone for a safety. The defense held, Brady got the ball back, and the offense kicked ass.

    The 41–27 destruction of the Steelers in the 04 AFC Championship. That was so sweet after they beat us in the regular season. Absolute devastation.

    Beating the Bills 31–0 in the last game of the 03 season after they beat us 31–0 in the first game of the 03 season.

    Beating the Chargers 24–21 in the 2006 playoffs. That was one of the best, most suspenseful football games I've ever seen. Troy Brown put on a damn show.

    Shutting down the Dolphins, 12–0, at the end of the 03 season. Bruschi strolled into the end zone on a pick. Fans flung up snow in the stands. Beautiful.
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    Oh yeah - ALOT has HAPPENED this 1st decade of the 21st century alone! At the turn of the century, there are alot of current NFL stars now that you never even heard of then! My, my, how things CHANGE!

    Anyhow, I ended up seeing alot of Pats games myself b/c since the Brady era started, alot of Pats games were broadcasted in the 3:15pm prime time slot. So here goes, FWIW...(in no particular order)

    1) The 2001 Saints/Pats game at Gillette in the rain - the Pats currently had a 3 game losing streak at 5-5(after winning 5 straight), and the Saints were making a playoff push. Pats won that game to start their run toward that Super Bowl.

    2) The Snow Bowl 2002 playoff game against the Raiders - I wasn't a fan of either team then, but my heart was really pounding in the end.

    3) The 2001 Super Bowl in New Orleans - I lived in the Big Easy at the time, so we ended up hearing all the media coverage throughout the entire week. The Pats practiced over on Tulane's practice field, but I wasn't able to see it b/c I moved from Uptown(where I used to live right by the universities) to another part of town, and I was back in school, which really limited my time in terms of dropping by and taking pictures of the Pats practices. Anyhow - at that time, I just had this GUT feeling that the Pats would pull off the upset, b/c of the favorable matchups their secondary had against the Rams receivers - they just seemed more physical. Even the local New Orleans media guys were 100% sure it would be a Rams blowout.

    That game also defined Mike Martz's career - no longer was he seen as this "offensive mastermind" he was labeled as for 3 years. In recent years, he's just lucky to be able to bounce around from team to team.

    4) 2002 regular season finale against the Fins at Gillette - a great come from behind win by the Pats, however, Wanstedt/Turner yet again committed another bonehead chokejob at the end. You have to admit - calling 3 straight pass plays enabled the Pats to KEEP their 3 TOs. Again - not trying to take anything away from the Pats, but Wanstedt proved yet again he's no NFL coach.

    5) The 12-0 shutout against my team(Dallas) in Parcells' yet again return to New England, this time as a Cowboys coach. If the Pats receivers had been healthy(if memory serves, you guys ended up signing JJ Stokes just to get a healthy body in thee at the time), the game would have gotten ugly in a hurry, b/c the Dallas offense did next to nothing all game save one drive in the 2nd half, which we ended up fumbling away in FG range. It was an exciting game all around, but despite numerous Pats miscues(a missed extra point, one of the Pats receivers taunting a Cowboys CB after a long pass play that took them out of FG range, etc), they pretty much won this kinda easily.

    Also - if anything, this game exposed our weaknesses - it was the first game all year where the opposition picked up our blitzes successfully, and our pass rush wasn't the same for the rest of the year.

    6) The 2003 playoff game against Tennessee - the Titans were probably the only playoff team that year that matched up the best with the Pats on both sides of the ball, and the game turned out to be a dandy. Clutch Vinetteri kicked a toughy 47 yarder in harsh weather to win it at the end.

    7) The 2003 Super Bowl against the Panthers - too bad Jake Delhomme didn't have a long, successful career. He really played great that year, and I don't know why he really stunk it up afterwards. Yet another very exciting Super Bowl game down to the wire with clutch Brady delivering.

    8) The 2004 game @St. Louis - after getting pounded by Pittsburgh the week before, losing both starting corners, and Corey Dillon being banged up, it sure looked like the Pats quest to win 3 SBs in 4 years was dead in the water, but nonetheless the Pats came out with a very strong performance against a very potent offense.

    9) The 2003 season finale against the Bills at Gillette - wow, who would have thought the score would be same(31-0) from the wk1 meeting, except this time the winner would be different? I mean you talk about a tale of 2 cities or whatever - the Bills sure looked like they were Super Bowl bound after wk1(and Belichick looked like he completely lost the Pats locker room), and then by wk17, the complete opposite was true. The Bledsoe experiment was finally coming to a close in Buffalo.

    10) Both of the Steelers games @Heinz Field in the AFC Title games - both times, it sure looked like the Steelers were locks to win those games, until the Pats jumped out early and made a statement in both.
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    All of mine have been mentioned and, for the most part, several times.

    Favorite: has to be SB XXXVI. You never forget your first time. :D

    Number Two: the Snowbowl and Adam's 45 yarder in a blizzard to send it into OT.

    Number Three: the 2004/05 AFCCG at night at Heinz Field with Brady playing with the flu and the Terrible Towels certain of victory in their ice box.

    Then a whole bunch of games tied for Number Four:
    --The "other Snowbowl"
    --Willie vs. James
    --Intentional Safety
    --SB XXXVIII and an OB KO that gave Adam a chance to win it.
    --SB XXXIX and Rodney's pick
    --The 2003 and 2004 Divisional and Conference Playoff games against the Colts
    --and a lot more...
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    Excuse the intrusion please.

    My pick would be Patriots Vs Saints 2010

    Thou I can never forget the Snowbowl, it was like watching a birth of a great team happening.
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    If ever a game defined a team to me. This was it. Chargers should have had that game over at HT. They didn't. My favourite pats game.
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    I just thought I'd correct you. The Pats didn't have a three game losing streak going into this game. They had come off a loss to the Rams, and had won 2 straight before that loss. They were 5-5, but had never won 5 in a row before that Saints game. The Saints game was the game that launched the win streak that lasted the rest of the year.
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    The best game of the decade , was the snow bowl game.. bar none that was a great game and was the beggining of a great decade...

    My fav games , without superbowls...

    10 Brady returns- the buffalo game..
    9 Pitt 2005, Brady at his finest..
    8 Indy opening 2004
    7 Denver 2003
    6 Dallas 2007
    5 Indy 2007
    4 Philly 2003
    3 San Diego 2007
    2 Miami 2003
    1 The Giants game in 2007, the way we should have played in the super bowl...
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    Not a great game from a team angle. But, one I remember from Brady not mentioned yet. We beat Miami down there in 05 with H. Evans and M.Cloud at rb. dillon and faulk were hurt. D.Graham and D.Givens were hurt. M.Light was out for the year. Koppen got hurt early in the game and still won down there. We've lost to a lot worse teams down there when pretty healthy. But, Brady truly showed his mettle that day.
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