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    Im only going to mention the good ones, no need to bring up the certain playoff game in 1976......

    1. The Snow Game, Jan 2002 - Still my most emotional moment as a Patriots fan. When they won it, I just sat and cried. There were so many intangibles to the game. The Snowglobe beauty of it. The last game in the old stadium.
    The magical sense that this story had just begun. When Vinatiei hit the 45 yarder to tie it I immediately thought, "this is Bernie Carbo in '75!!"

    2. Paying back all the old debts, Jan 1986 - It was still amazing to me the Patriots were even IN the playoffs. I was happy with that. Then they went and WON a playoff game, against the Jets, no less. already it was their best season ever. Now...to go into L.A., and beat the Raiders 27-20, and pay them back for 1976? With a National Audience, Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen calling the game. This was too much. Who can forget Brian Holloway crying?

    3. 1978, Just a few months after Darryl Stingley, the Patriots go back to Oakland on a special ABC Sunday Night game and beat the Raiders,21-14. That was special. Back then, just being on National TV was special.

    4. 1976, The upstart Patriots whollop the Raiders 48-17 in Foxboro. It would be the only loss for the Raiders all season.

    5. Opening Day, 1971. The first regular season game in the then new Stadium. And it was Jim Plunketts first game. Coming off a 2-12 season, all the hope was put on his right arm. Early in the game, NBC's video was lost for a long stretch of time, with only the audio feed of Charlie Jones keeping me informed what was happening. The Patriots pulled off a huge upset, defeating the Raiders 20-6.
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    Don't forget Matt Millen conking Pat Sullivan over the head

    with his football helmet.
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    Made me proud to be an insane Irishman.

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    They way Millen managed the Lions you would think he was the guy that got wacked in the head with the helmut.
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    Snow game x 5 for me.....
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    millen should've went to jail for felonious assault with a deadly weapon, but then he wouldn't have been able to run the lions into the ground and prove what a completely incompetent buffoon he really was.
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    yes, impossible to forget it too
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    I remember those games well....the SNow bowl..most recent...and the 48-17 whipping of that Oakland team...rememer Jesse Phillips who played ON the Raiders came to the Pats was a great STer..he ran in for one late in the game...(MANY think Stingley's hit was part of an ongong grudge match..although other seem to think it went back to college)...And yes..I do remember that special Sunday night game...that was sweet...I also remember that first game AT Schaefer..NO TV here..but listened and was amazed how PLunkett and company pulled that off....
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    Regarding that incident, Pats LB Steve Nelson recalls walking toward the lockeroom after the game and seeing Matt Millen clock Sullivan. Nelson and a teammate looked at each other for a moment and then kept walking. Young Sully was an embarrassment.

    On the Pats victory on opening day for the old stadium, heavily favored Oakland marched down the field on their opening drive for a TD, missed the extra point and the rag tag Pats scored the game's final 20 points. Rookie Jim Plunkett threw his first NFL TD pass to the long forgotten TE Roland Moss.
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