With the latest of what has been 200+ transactions, here is a recap of all the signings, releases, contract extensions and related transactions by the Patriots during this 2012 season. The dates may not be exact as most refer to when the move was reported by the media rather than when it was officially announced by the club or the league.
Feb 7: Pats sign LB Markell Carter, WR Britt Davis, OL Matt Kopa, DE Aaron Lavarias, LB Mike Rivera, WR Tiquan Underwood and DB Ross Ventrone to future contracts
Feb 12: RB Eric Kettani re-signed
Feb 22: OL Rich Ohrnberger cut
Feb 22: DL Mike Wright cut
March 5: Franchise tag placed on free agent WR Wes Welker
March 12: official start of 2012 league year
March 13: 2nd round tender placed on restricted free agent QB Brian Hoyer
March 13: Exclusive rights tender placed on DT Kyle Love
March 13: ST/LB Niko Koutouvides re-signed
March 13: ST/WR/DB Matthew Slater re-signed
March 14: ST/LB Tracy White re-signed
March 14: Bengals FA DL Jonathan Fanene signed
March 15: FA DT Marcus Harrison signed
March 15: Chargers FA S Steve Gregory signed
March 15: C/G Dan Connolly re-signed
March 16: LB Christian Cox cut
March 17: Colts FA WR Anthony Gonzalez signed
March 17: Raiders FA DE/OLB Trevor Scott signed
March 17: Rams FA WR Brandon Lloyd signed
March 18: Broncos FA TE Daniel Fells signed
March 19: Redskins FA WR Donteâ€™ Stallworth signed
March 19: Seahawks FA G/T Robert Gallery signed
March 19: Jets FA ST/CB Marquice Cole signed
March 21: Dolphins FA CB Will Allen signed
March 21: Pats FA DE/OLB Mark Anderson signs with Bills
March 21: Pats FA RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis signs with Cincinnati Bengals
March 21: QB Tom Brady restructures contract, saving Patriots $7.2 million in cap space
March 22: WR Deion Branch re-signed
March 22: Broncos FA FB Spencer Larsen signed
March 23: QB Brian Hoyer signs RFA tender
March 25: WR Chad Ochocinco restructures his contract, reducing his base salary from $3 million to $1 million
March 26: Cowboys FA FB Tony Fiammetta signed
March 26: FB Lousaka Polite cut
April 5: Lions FA LB Bobby Carpenter signed
April 11: Pats FA CB Antwaun Molden signs with New York Giants
April 13: C Dan Koppen re-signed
April 13: K Chris Koepplin signed
April 13: FA LB Gary Guyton signs with Miami Dolphins
April 16: DT Kyle Love signs ERFA tender
April 24: LT Matt Light placed on reserve/retired list
April 25: The US Navy approves an early release for RB Eric Kettani, which allows him to return to the Patriots active roster
April 26: The Patriots trade their 27th (1st round) pick and 93rd (3rd round) pick to the Cincinnati Bengals for the 21st (1st round) pick, and draft Syracuse DE Chandler Jones; with the 27th pick the Bengals select Wisconsin G Kevin Zeitler and Clemson DT Brandon Thompson with the 93rd pick
April 26: The Patriots trade their 31st (1st round) pick and 126th (4th round) pick to the Denver Broncos for the 25th (1st round) pick, and draft Alabama LB Dont’a Hightower; the 31st pick gets traded to Tampa Bay, who drafts Boise State RB Doug Martin; 4.126 gets traded to Tampa Bay and then to Houston, who drafts Nebraska DE Jared Crick
April 27: In the second round with the 48th overall pick, the Patriots draft Illinois S Tavon Wilson
April 27: Patriots trade 2.62 to Green Bay for 3.90 and 5.163; the Packers select Vanderbilt CB Casey Hayward with that pick
April 27: In the 3rd round with the 90th overall pick, the Patriots draft Arkansas DE Jake Bequette
April 28: The Patriots trade 5.163 back to Green Bay, in exchange for picks 7.224 and 7.235; the Packers take North Carolina State OLB Terrell Manning with the pick
April 28: In the 6th round with the 197th overall pick, the Patriots draft Ohio State S Nate Ebner
April 28: In the 7th round with the 224th pick, the Patriots draft Nebraska CB Alfonzo Dennard
April 28: In the 7th round with the 235th pick, the Patriots draft Northwestern WR Jeremy Ebert.
April 28: Patriots sign undrafted free agent Jeremiah Warren, an offensive lineman from South Florida
April 28: Pats sign UDFA Markus Zusevics, an offensive lineman from Iowa
April 28: Pats sign UDFA Brad Herman, a tight end from Iowa
April 30: Pats sign UDFA Matt Roark, a wide receiver from Kentucky
April 30: Pats sign UDFA Marcus Forston, a defensive lineman from Miami
May 1: DL Gerard Warren re-signed
May 2: Pats sign UDFA Brandon Bolden, a RB form Ole’ Miss.
May 2: Pats sign UDFA Justin Francis, a defensive end from Rutgers
May 2: Jason Licht, Director of Pro Personnel for the last three seasons, resigns to accept the same position with the Arizona Cardinals
May 2: WR Jabar Gaffney signed after he is cut by the Washington Redskins
May 3: WR Tiquan Underwood released
May 3: National scout Kyle O’Brien, who had been with the Pats for 12 years leaves the club
May 5: Colts RB Joseph Addai signed
May 7: LT Matt Light officially retires
May 10: Patriots announce 2012 coaching staff responsibilities and additions. Most notably Matt Patricia becomes the Defensive Coordinator; in addition Josh Boyer will coach cornerbacks, Brian Flores will coach safeties, Patrick Graham will coach the defensive line and Pepper Johnson will coach the linebackers. On offense, George Godsey will coach the tight ends. In addition, Joe Judge has been named special teams assistant and Steve Belichick has been named a coaching assistant.
May 11: S Tavon Wilson signs his rookie contract
May 15: QB Mike Hartline cut
May 15: WR Wes Welker signs his franchise tender
May 16: WR Jeremy Ebert signs his rookie contract
May 17: CB Alfonzo Denard signs his rookie contract.
May 18: OL Jon Opperud, an UDFA from Montana who had been signed by Seattle
May 21: S Nate Ebner signs his rookie contract
May 23: DE Chandler Jones signs his rookie contract
May 25: Colts G/C Jamey Richard signed
- roster now at the maximum of 90 players -
May 29: WR Anthony Gonzalez cut
May 29: Kentucky UDFA TE Nick Melillo signed
June 4: Troy Brown elected to Patriots Hall of Fame
June 7: OLB/DE Markell Carter cut
June 7: TE Nick Melillo cut
June 7: OL Jon Opperud cut
June 7: Bengals TE Bo Scaife signed
June 7: WR Chad Ochocinco cut
June 8: TE Rob Gronkowski signed to a 6-year extension
June 8: TE Brad Hermann waived/injured
June 8: Chiefs OL Mike Ingersoll signed
June 11: Cowboys WR Jesse Holley signed
June 11: Bucs TE Tyler Urban signed
June 11: TE Brad Herman placed on Injured Reserve with a torn Achilles
June 11: Former Patriot WR Chad Ochocinco signs a one-year contract with Miami Dolphins
June 12: Giants TE Jake Ballard claimed off waivers
June 14: DL Jake Bequette signs rookie contract
June 18: TE Bo Scaife cut
June 18: OL Mike Ingersoll cut
June 22: S James Ihedigbo re-signed
July 18: LB Dont’a Hightower signs rookie contract
July 19: Five rookies fail physicals: DE Justin Francis, WR Matt Roark, OL Jeremiah Warren and OL Markus Zusevics were placed on Active/NFI; WR Jeremy Ebert was placed on Active/PUP. Francis passed his physical the next day.
July 20: WR Matt Roark cut
July 23: DT Kyle Love signs his ERFA tender
July 24: Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe signed
July 25: Texans DL Tim Bulman signed
July 25: RG Brian Waters placed on Did Not Report List
July 25: LB Brandon Spikes removed from PUP
July 25: OL Nick McDonald placed on active/PUP
July 26: RB Joseph Addai cut
July 27: OL Jeremiah Warren activated from PUP/NFI list
July 27: OT Darrion Weems is signed
Aug 2: OL Derek Dennis signed
Aug 2: OL Jamey Richard placed on IR due to a concussion
Aug 2: OT Dustin Waldron claimed off waivers from Miami, a rookie UDFA from Portland State
Aug 2: C/G Nick McDonald removed from PUP list after passing physical
Aug 4: Bucs FB Kareem Huggins signed
Aug 4: Ravens S Derrick Martin signed
Aug 4: OL Robert Gallery retires
Aug 4: FB Tony Fiametta placed on exempt/left squad list
Aug 5: FB Kareem Huggins cut
Aug 8: Duke UDFA OL Ken Hill signed
Aug 12: LG Logan Mankins removed from PUP list
Aug 13: WR Britt Davis waived/injured
Aug 13: LB Dan Fletcher waived
Aug 14: LB Dan Fletcher placed on Injured Reserve with a torn ACL
Aug 17: Florida UDFA RB/WR/KR Jeff Demps signed
Aug 19: TE Daniel Fells activated off PUP
Aug 19: RT Sebastian Vollmer activated off PUP
Aug 20: OT Kyle Hix waived/injured
Aug 21: OT Kyle Hix placed on Injured Reserve with shoulder injury
Aug 21: DT Jonathan Fanene cut
Aug 21: K Chris Koepplin cut
Aug 21: OT Kyle Hill cut
Aug 22: DT Kyle Love signs one-year contract extension through 2013
More transactions, starting with moves to bring roster down to 75 players:
Aug 26: DL Gerard Warren cut
Aug 26: S Josh Barrett placed on Injured Reserve
Aug 26: DB Ross Ventrone waived/injured
Aug 27: TE Aaron Hernandez signed to extension through 2018
Aug 27: WR Donte’ Stallworth cut
Aug 27: DL Tim Bulman cut
Aug 27: FB Spencer Larsen placed on Injured Reserve
Aug 27: TE Jake Ballard placed on reserve/PUP
Aug 27: WR Jabar Gaffney cut
Aug 27: DB Will Allen placed on Injured Reserve
Aug 27: DT Myron Pryor placed on Reserve/PUP
Aug 27: T Markus Zusevics placed on Reserve/NFI
Aug 27: WR Kerry Taylor claimed off waivers from Minnesota
Aug 31: QB Brian Hoyer cut
Aug 31: C Dan Koppen cut
Aug 31: WR Deion Branch cut
Aug 31: S James Ihedigbo cut
Aug 31: S Derrick Martin cut
Aug 31: DE Aaron Lavarias cut
Aug 31: S Sergio Brown cut
Aug 31: T Matt Kopa cut
Aug 31: FB/RB Eric Kettani cut
Aug 31: T Darrion Weems cut
Aug 31: LB Jeff Tarpinian cut
Aug 31: TE/DE Alex Silvestro cut
Aug 31: OL Derrick Dennis cut
Aug 31: OL Jeremiah Warren cut
Aug 31: WR Jeremy Ebert cut
Aug 31: TE Tyler Urban cut
Aug 31: WR Kerry Taylor cut
Aug 31: DL Marcus Harrison cut
Aug 31: WR Jesse Holley cut
Aug 31: LB Niko Koutouvides cut
Aug 31: CB Malcolm Williams cut
Aug 31: OL Dustin Waldron cut
Aug 31: RB Jeff Demps placed on Injured Reserve with a leg injury
Sept 1: TE Alex Silvestro joins Practice Squad
Sept 1: FB Eric Kettani joins Practice Squad
Sept 1: LB Jeff Tarpinian joins Practice Squad
Sept 1: C Matt Tenant claimed off waivers from Saints
Sept 1: former Pats S Sergio Brown claimed off waivers by Colts
Sept 1: WR Greg Salas acquired in trade from Rams in exchange for late 2015 draft pick
Sept 1: DB Ross Ventrone receives injury settlement and is released from injured reserve; is eligible to return to team in six weeks
Sept 1: WR Sam Kirkland joins Practice Squad; UDFA from Kent State had been with Redskins
Sept 1: LB Bobby Carpenter cut
Sept 1: G Thomas Austin joins Practice Squad
Sept 1: T Matt Kopa joins Practice Squad
Sept 1: DB Malcolm Williams joins Practice Squad
Sept 2: FB James Develin joins Practice Squad; was a DL at Brown (’09), in UFL in ’10 and on Bengals PS in ’11 and TC in ’12
Sept 2: former Pats S James Ihedigbo signs with Ravens
Other former Pats released during 53-player limit cuts: Darius Butler, Gary Guyton, Dan Gronkowski, Isiah Stanback, Jonathan Wilhite, Zac Robinson, Tiquan Underwood, Russ Hochstein
Other former Pats previously let go during 75-player limit cuts: Thomas Clayton, Landon Cohen, Thomas Austin, Antwaun Molden, Matt Katula, Kade Weston, Thomas Welch; Taylor Price placed on IR by Jaguars
Sept 4: RB Eric Kettani cut from Practice Squad
Sept 4: C Matt Tenant cut
Sept 4: RB Lex Hilliard signed (Dolphins)
Sept 5: WR Samuel Kirkland cut from Practice Squad
Sept 5: WR Kerry Taylor joins Practice Squad (Vikings)
Sept 5: G Jeremiah Warren joins Practice Squad
Sept 5: TE Michael Hoomanawanui signed (Rams)
Sept 9: former Pats C Dan Koppen signs with Broncos
Sept 11: former Pats RB Eric Kettani signs with Redskins
Sept 12: TE Alex Silvestro cut from Practice Squad
Sept 12: S Cyhl Quarles joins Practice Squad
Sept 18: TE Kellen Winslow Jr signed (Seahawks)
Sept 18: WR Greg Salas cut
Sept 18: LB Mike Rivera cut
Sept 18: FB Lex Hilliard cut
Sept 18: WR Deion Branch re-signed
Sept 19: LB Niko Koutouvides re-signed
Sept 20: WR Greg Salas joins Practice Squad
Sept 20: WR Kerry Taylor cut from Practice Squad
Sept 26: DT Marcus Forston cut
Sept 26: DT Terrell McClain signed
Sept 27: TE Kellen Winslow cut
Sept 28: S Cyhl Quarles cut from PS
Sept 28: DT Marcus Forston re-signed to PS
Sept 29: C/G Matt Tenant re-signed
Oct 2: DL Terrell McClain cut
Oct 2: OL Thomas Austin cut from PS
Oct 3: LB Bobby Carpenter re-signed
Oct 3: TE Alex Silvestro re-signed to PS
Oct 9: RB Kevin Faulk retires
Oct 20: OL Matt Tennant cut
Oct 20: LB Jeff Tarpinian signed to 53-man roster from Practice Squad
Oct 26: CB Ras-I Dowling placed on Injured Reserve
Oct 27: DB Malcolm Williams signed to 53-man roster from Practice Squad
Oct 30: LB Bobby Carpenter cut
Oct 31: CB Sterling Moore cut
Oct 31: CB Derrick Martin signed
Oct 31: LB Mike Rivera re-signed
Oct 31: TE Alex Silvestro cut from Practice Squad
Nov 1: Pats trade their 2013 4th round draft pick to Tampa Bay in exchange for CB Aquib Talib and the Bucs 2013 7th round draft pick
Nov 1: WR Jarred Fayson joins Pats Practice Squad
Nov 2: CB Sterling Moore joins Practice Squad
This Day In Patriots History
November 3, 1961:
For the second time in five days the Patriots beat the Dallas Texans, this time by a score of 28-21 at Nickerson Field. Cotton Davidson hit Bo Dickinson with a 40-yard pass to tie the score for Dallas, but Ron Burton returned the ensuing kickoff 91 yards for the game winning touchdown for the Patriots. The Texans outplayed the Pats in this game; Dallas finished with 364 total yards while the Pats were held to just 229; however the Patriots were clutch in critical moments. The Pats sacked Davidson four times, Frank Robotti and Chuck Shonta both had an interception, the Pats defense recovered a fumble, and Babe Parilli picked up another fumble for a one-yard touchdown.
Jim Colclough had six receptions for 64 yards, including th first score of the game, a 14-yard pass from Butch Songin. Parilli came in and threw a 7-yard touchdown to Gino Cappelletti to put the Pats up 14-0 before Dallas eventually came back to tie the score at 21. Larry Garron had a strong day with 131 yards from scrimmage: 53 yards on nine carries plus another 78 yards on five receptions.
The Patriots had beaten Dallas 18-17 the previous week, in what was a rare home-and-home scheduling by the league. The Texans did not stick around long; a year later they decided it was better to not compete head-to-head with the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and they moved north, becoming the Kansas City Chiefs.
November 3, 1962:
The Patriots rallied from 14 down in the second half to tie the Buffalo Bills 28-28 on a cold Saturday night game at War Memorial Stadium. Babe Parilli completed 20 out of 33 passes for 296 yards and three touchdowns for the Pats and Gino Cappelletti had seven receptions for 103 yards.
After a Buffalo score in the first quarter Larry Garron ran the follow up kickoff back 95 yards to tie the score at 7. After Parilli hit Ron Burton with a 29-yard touchdown pass the Bills returned the favor, returning the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown of their own to tie the score at 14 at the end of the first quarter. Deep in his own territory Parilli was picked off and the Bills ran it in for a 21-14 halftime lead.
Cookie Gilchrist scored his second touchdown run of the game to put Buffalo up by two scores but the Pats responded. Parilli connected with Capelletti on a six-yard touchdown pass to close the deficit to seven heading into the 4th quarter, and then hit Garron with a 23-yard touchdown to salvage a tie.
The Pats improved to 5-2-1 but the tie coupled with a win by Houston put them in second place in the AFL East, a half game behind the Oilers.
November 3, 1968:
Tom Mitchell‘s two interceptions were the lone bright spot for the Patriots in a 35-14 loss to the Broncos at Fenway Park. Denver thoroughly dominated on the ground (238 yards to 77), in the air (232 yards to 119) and on defense (harassing Tom Sherman into four interceptions on an 11-for 32 day). Jim Nance ran for 51 yards and one touchdown, and Art Graham had 48 yards receiving and a the other touchdown.
November 3, 1974:
In a battle of two 6-1 teams for supremacy in the AFC East Buffalo nipped the Patriots 29-28 at Schaefer Stadium when they blocked a last-minute field goal attempt by John Smith. It was the second time in three weeks that the Bills had beaten the Pats.
The Patriots got three touchdowns from Mack Herron, on 43 and 20 yard passes from Jim Plunkett, and then on a 2-yard run in the 3rd quarter that put the Pats up 28-26. Buffalo’sÂ John Leypoldt kicked his third field goal of the game on the first play of the 4th quarter for the game winning points. The Pats moved into Buffalo territory but Robert James intercepted a Plunkett pass at the Buffalo 25 and the Bills controlled the ball for the next nine plays. Then with 4:35 remaining and the ball on the New England 19 Jack Mildren forced an O.J. Simpson fumble and recovered on the 25. The Pats drove to the Buffalo 29 before the drive stalled and Smith, who had missed from the 47, lined up for what would be a game-winning 46 yard field goal. The kick was blocked by Earl Edwards and Dave Washington, who also had a 72 yard interception for a touchdown.
The Patriots had taken a 21-12 lead in the 2nd quarter on a 31-yard option sweep by Sam Cunningham and threatened to go up by 16 at the half when they drove to the Buffalo 15 with 1:22 remaining. However Plunkett threw one of his three interceptions on the day and Joe Ferguson completed passes of 20 and 10 yards to Ahmad Rashad (8 catches for 115 yards) and 27 yards to J.D. Hill, setting up a one-yard score by Simpson with 19 seconds remaining to make the score 21-19 at halftime.
For the Patriots Herron finished with 66 yards rushing and 77 yards receiving, and Cunningham ran for 85 yards.
November 3, 1985:
Raymond Berry used a trick play that was installed just four days earlier to surprise Don Shula and beat the Dolphins 17-13 in a gray, drizzly day at Sullivan Stadium for their third win in a row. With the Patriots losing 13-3 in the 4th quarter and facing a 4th-and-one at the Miami 28, 295 pound OT Steve Moore lined up at fullback and led a path for Mosi Tatupu off left tackle. Tatupu however, ran a few steps and then pivoted and pitched back to quarterback Steve Grogan. Grogan then lofted an easy pass to Greg Hawthorne, who caught the ball at the Miami 5 and strolled into the end zone.
After the Patriots got the ball back Tatupu, Craig James and Tony Collins gashed the Miami defense for an 80-yard drive, culminated by Grogan scoring the winning points on a one-yard naked reverse with 3:03 remaining. James finished the game with 119 yards rushing and 35 receiving, and Collins had 49 yards rushing and 47 receiving. The win improved New England’s record to 6-3, one game behind the Jets and one ahead of the Dolphins in the AFC East.
November 3, 1991:
The Patriots gave the heavily favored Bills a scare but came up short, losing 22-17 at Rich Stadium. Buffalo entered the game with four more wins than the Patriots at 7-1 but the outcome wasn’t settled until Darryl Talley intercepted a Hugh Millen pass at the Bills’ 30-yard line with 46 seconds left. The Patriots never led but Leonard Russell‘s second touchdown run closed the gap to five points in the 4th quarter.
The Patriots defense did a good job, forcing four Buffalo turnovers and making the Bills settle for field goals to keep the game close. Russell finished the game with 106 yards on 27 carries and Irving Fryar had five receptions for 73 yards.
Three weeks later the Pats would do better than just come close and beat Buffalo in Foxboro 16-13.
November 3, 1996:
The Patriots won their third in a row, crushing Miami 42-23. Drew Bledsoe completed 30 of 41 passes for 419 yards and three touchdowns and Curtis Martin ran for three touchdowns for the Pats.
Miami led 17-14 in the 3rd quarter when Bledsoe hit Ben Coates on a 23-yard touchdown pass to give the Patriots the lead. Then with 7:30 remaining Coates caught a short pass and ran 80 yards down the sideline for another score to put the Pats up 28-17. The Pats scored two more 4th quarter touchdowns to go up by 25 before Miami scored in garbage time for the final score.
Coates finished with five catches for 135 yards and two touchdowns, Terry Glenn had ten receptions for 112 yards, and Martin had 109 yards: 53 on 18 carries and 56 on two catches.
November 3, 2002:
In the “Bledsoe Bowl” Tom Brady got the better of his former mentor as the Patriots downed the Buffalo Bills 38-7 in Drew Bledoe‘s first game facing his old team. Bledsoe actually had a decent game – 28/45 for 302 yards with one touchdown and one interception – but Brady was better, throwing three touchdowns and no picks.
The Pats were up 17-7 at the half and put the game away with a 14-point third quarter. Kevin Faulk scored from 45 yards out and then on fourth-and-3 at the Bills’ 34 Brady hit Antowain Smith for a 5-yard pass, and five plays later, Smith capped the 76-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run.
Smith finished with 11 yards rushing plus another 31 yards receiving, David Patten had six catches for 88 yards and Daniel Graham had three catches for 68 yards for the Patriots.
November 3, 2003:
The Patriots beat the Broncos 30-26 on Monday Night Football at Invesco Field to improve to 7-2 heading into the bye week. The game featured an incredibly smart but unconventional decision by Bill Belichick to take an intentional safety late in the game.
The Patriots were down 24-23, pinned on their own one-yard line on fourth down with just 2:49 left to play. Belichick had the Pats take an intentional safety, which was accomplished when Lonnie Paxton sent the snap over punter Ken Walter‘s head, hitting the goal post. The announcers openly second guessed the move (and momentarily could not tell it was intentional) at the time, but it turned out to be genius.
The Pats were given a free kick from the twenty. Aside from moving the point where the ball would have been punted up about 25 yards, Walter did not have to rush his kick, worrying about it being blocked either. After the game Belichick said he felt his team had no chance at decent field position if they had to punt from the back of the end zone; by taking the safety Walter was able to get off a 65-yard kick, with the Broncos taking over on their own 15.
Denver went three and out and the Pats got the ball back at their own 42 – a change in field position of 41 yards from when they last had it – with 2:15 still left on the clock, plus the two-minute warning after retaining time by using their last two timeouts. With thirty seconds to go Tom Brady completed a pass to Kevin Faulk for 16 yards and then on the next play hit David Givens on an 18-yard touchdown to win the game.
The Patriots were up 20-17 but Deltha O’Neal (who was covering Givens on the winning touchdown) returned a punt 57 yards for a Denver touchdown after the Pats had to re-kick due to a holding penalty on Paxton. Adam Vinatieri kicked his third field goal of the game to pull the Pats within one prior to the two scores in the final three minutes.
Deion Branch had 107 yards receiving, including a 66-yard touchdwon in the first quarter. The other Pats score came on a 6-yard pass from Brady to Daniel Graham. Brady finished 20 for 35 for 350 yards, three touchdowns and one pick; Clinton Portis led Denver with 111 yards rushing. The win just the second in the last fourteen visits to Denver for the Pats, temporarily leaving Shannon Sharpe (3 catches, 46 yards) with nothing to say.
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