Patriots players and fans have had to contend with some very chilly conditions at home playoff games in the past decades. Since 2002, nearly every January game at Gillette Stadium has featured a game-time temperature below 40°, with most games played in sub-freezing weather. The weather has been mainly dry for the most recent playoff games, but some of the most memorable games during this run have been played in the snow.
The forecast for Sunday’s Divisional game vs. Houston is for a temperature in the 50s at kickoff. It will be a treat for the tailgaters who won’t be braving the usual bitter conditions that go hand and hand with New England playoff football. The last time it was near 50° for a Patriots playoff game was in 2007 when the Patriots pulled away from the Jets in the fourth quarter of a Divisional Round matchup.
Check the videos below to relive some of the memorable moments from cold and snowy playoff games at Gillette Stadium since 2002.
Recent Playoff Games at Gillette Stadium
|January 22, 2012||27°||Baltimore||NE 23 – BAL 20|
|January 14, 2012||30°||Denver||NE 45 – DEN 10|
|January 16, 2011||28°||New York Jets||NYJ 28 – NE 21|
|January 10, 2010||25°||Baltimore||BAL 33 – NE 14|
|January 20, 2008||20s||San Diego||NE 21 – SD 12|
|January 12, 2008||37°||Jacksonville||NE 31 – JAX 20|
|January 7, 2007||Near 50||New York Jets||NE 37 – NYJ 16|
|January 7, 2006||20s||Jacksonville||NE 28 – JAX 3|
|January 16, 2005||20s (snow)||Indianapolis||NE 20 – IND 3|
|January 18, 2004||30° (snow)||Indianapolis||NE 24 – IND 14|
|January 10, 2004||12°||Tennessee||NE 17 – TEN 14|
|January 19, 2002||28° (snow)||Oakland||NE 16 – OAK 13|
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