Patriots vs Bills 2003

This was the oddest turnabout I ever saw. The Buffalo Bills at home defeated the New England Patriots 31 to 0 on the first week. In week 17, the New England Patriots at home defeated the Buffalo Bills 31 to 0. New England fished 14-2 andwent on to win the Super Bowl. The Bills finished at 6-10.

Week 1

Following the release of Lawyer Milloy the Patriots met the Bills in Buffalo, and Milloy was there after signing a deal with the Bills. Drew Bledsoe threw for one touchdown while Tom Brady was picked off four times; in the second quarter defensive lineman Sam Adams (whose namesake father played for the Patriots alongside John Hannah) ran an interception for a 37-yard touchdown; a still from Adams’ run was used for the cover of Sports Illustrated. Brady was also sacked twice, once by Milloy, in a 31–0 Bills rout. This would be the last time the Patriots would post a sub-500 record until 145 games later, when they were 1–2 after their first three games of the 2012 season. This is also their most recent regular season opening loss entering 2014 as the team started 0–1.

Week 17.

The regular season finale saw the Patriots hosting the same Bills that blanked them 31–0 in September. Revenge drove the Patriots as Tom Brady threw four touchdowns, all in the first half, and despite an ugly hit in the legs by Lawyer Milloy in the second quarter. Adam Vinatieri missed a third-quarter field goal but connected from 24 yards out in the fourth. Drew Bledsoe never got untracked and was pulled in the fourth quarter for Travis Brown, who got to the Patriots redzone at the end of the fourth quarter but was intercepted in the endzone by Larry Izzo. The Patriots’ 31–0 win bookended the season.

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Barry Goldwater’s Summary of Ronald Reagen

Ronald Reagen was never a Conservative… I don’t think he ever thought anything through.

If I were President, this nation would never have gone $4 Trillion Dollars in debt.

On the Reagen Festivities in 1981 Inauguration.

I have seen seven of them. When you gotta pay $2,000 for a limousine for four days, seven dollars to park, and $2.50 to check your coat, at a time when most people in this country can’t hack it, that’s ostentatious.

Reagen is the Will Rogers of Intelligence. He never met a covert operation he did not like.

There’s allot of things that happened under Reagen that the future years are going to turn up that will not hold him in the great position he now occupies.   I think we all know that.

 

1964 Packers-Missed Field Goal and X-P

Paul Hornung  came back to Green Bay  from a one year suspension in  1964.  Hornung’s runs, catches, and blocks were intact.  However, his missed field goals and extra points cost the Packers a first place finish.  They finished in  second place tied  with the Minnesota Vikings  at 8-5-1.  Here are the missed chances.  The Baltimore Colts were first place at 12-2.

Game 1 at home vs. the Baltimore Colts.  A miss extra point meant that a  21 to 20 loss should have been a tie.   Change in  record from 8-5-1 to 8-4-2. Baltimore would go from 12-2 to 11-2-1.

Game 4 at home vs the Minnesota Vikings.  A missed export in a 24 to 23 loss. Green Bay goes from 8-4-2 to 8-3-3.

Game 6 at Baltimore.  Hornung missed five field goals in a 24 to 21 loss.  This should have been a 36 to 21 win; this was  the biggest loss of the season.  Green  Bay goes from 8-3-3 to 9-2-3.  The Colts go from 11-2-1 to 10-3-1.

Game 7 Los Angeles Rams at home.  This was a 27 to 17 loss to the Rams, clearly the better team.

Game 9 at San Francisco 49ers loss 24 to 14.  Hornung missed four field goals but let’s leave this one alone.

Game 14 at the Los Angeles Rams. A 24 all tie.   PH missed three field goals.  This should have been an easy victory.  The Packers go from 9-2-3 to 10-2-2.

The missed meant that the Green Bay Packers should have finished first at 10-2-2 to 10-3-1 for the second place Colts.