After an outstanding effort and win in Miami on Monday night, the Patriots kickoff the home portion of their schedule on Sunday as they play host to the San Diego Chargers.
The Pats have been simply unbeatable (in the regular season that is) at home, and have won nine consecutive home openers.
Their last defeat in a home opener came in Week 2 of the 2001 season, the first weekend of games after 9/11 and the game in which Drew Bledsoe was knocked out of action to kick off the Tom Brady era. The Patriots defeated the Chargers, this week’s opponent in the home opener, 38-14 in the 2007 home opener on the way to the perfect 16-0 regular season.
The Patriots have won an NFL record number 28 consecutive regular-season home games with Tom Brady as the starting quarterback. The last time New England lost a regular-season home game with Brady as the starter was November 12th, 2006 against the Jets.