• Coldest-ever Patriots home game revisited

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    It was January 10, 2004, and the Tennessee Titans came to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough for an AFC Divisional Playoff game. Temperatures were in the low single digits, but the wind chill made it feel like 10-12 below zero.

    With a future U.S. president watching from the sidelines and over 68,000 fans in attendance, the Pats would go on to win 17-14 thanks to a late 46-yard field goal by clutch placekicker Adam Vinatieri.

    What follows are some memorable images of that frigid game: 

     


    Patriot fans gather around a fire to keep warm outside Gillette Stadium before the start of the AFC divisional playoffs between the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans January 10, 2004 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

     


    Donald Trump stands on the sidelines before the start of the AFC divisional playoffs between the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans on January 10, 2004 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

     


    Cold Patriots fans gather in the seats before the start of the AFC divisional playoffs between the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans on January 10, 2004 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

     


    Wide receiver Bethel Johnson #81 of the New England Patriots looks on during the AFC divisional playoffs against the Tennessee Titans on January 10, 2004 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

     


    The New England Patriots defensive line stands on the field during the game against the Tennessee Titans in the AFC divisional playoffs on January 10, 2004 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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    That Pats team would go on to beat Peyton Manning's Colts in the AFC Championship and then cap a dream season by beating Carolina in Super Bowl XXXVIII on yet another late Vinatieri field goal -- ending the year with 15 consecutive victories.

    The Boston 25 StormTracker weather team says Sunday's regular season finale against the Jets will likely have wind chills between 0 and -5. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

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    The Patriots issued a news release on Thursday suggesting that fans may want to bring blankets and feet/hand warmers.

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