My good friend from Italia wants to know a little more about The 1985 Regular Season Ending Game between Our beloved New England Patriots and The Cincinnati Bengals.The Game occurred a couple of Days before Christmas and I happened to be in Boston to visit my parents for The Holidays (I was living in California at the Time).A few days before the game I received a call from my friend Steve (one of the many guys I tailgated with during the decade of the 1970's) and He invited Me to the game. It was like "Old Home Week" as I returned like a conquering hero to The Foxboro Stadium Parking Lot.It was a very cold but sunny Sunday Morning with a light coating of snow in The Parking Lot.There was the usual "Big Game Buzz" in the Parking Lot before the game since everyone knew what was at stake.The wind was blowing just enough for everyone to know this was a December game at Foxboro! The Patriots came out that day breathing Fire and played with great intensity and passion.I remember Robert Weathers making a big run to seal the game for the Patriots and the roar that went up when He scored shook the foundation of the old place! Boomer and The Bengals never really had a chance.They entered the Foxboro Snake Pit and were consumed .The Defense led by Garin Veris,Andre Tippett,Don Blackmon and Company had a great day.Tony Eason led the Pats Offense and really controlled the ball.It was the Patriots Day and We all knew that early. All during the 4th Quarter the crowd was roaring! This Team was on a roll and We all knew it.The crowd stayed after the final gun and continued to roar! It was a very special day and no one in the crowd was a bit cold. We went to "The Red Snapper"after the game and it was just packed! The roar had continued from The Stadium to the Red Snapper.Steve Grogan came in and sat with Us for some time.Our old Friend, Julius Adams stopped by to exchange greetings and Holiday Wishes.Craig James bought our table a round of drinks.Everyone was in The Holiday Spirit.Everyone also knew that this Team,the way they were playing was capable of making a "Playoff Run" which They did.It was one of those days that gets lost in the current 'Super Bowl Runs" Shadow but at the time We all enjoyed it and treassured it.It was a very Merry Christmas in Patriots Nation! Final Score Patriots 34 Bengals 23 ! It must also be remembered that this victory set up a "Playoff Run" that included victories over The New York Jets,The Los Angeles Raiders,and The Miami Dolphins.Until The Super Bowl it was an incredible time to be a Patriots Fan.To put that run into context,it would be the equilvalent of today beating The Jets,The Steelers,and The Colts, in successive weeks.Simply Sensational!