Patriots dominant in December

Bill Belichick's teams have been dominant in the month of December.

As the calendar turns to December, the season “really starts” for Bill Belichick and the Patriots. Belichick has been on record by saying after Thanksgiving is when everything really starts to count and his teams need to take it to a new level. The Patriots have risen to the occasion and been a great December team, which is a major reason for the Patriots success in Belichick’s time with the team.

Patriots records in December

  • 2010: 4-0
  • 2009: 3-1
  • 2008: 4-0
  • 2007: 5-0
  • 2006: 4-1
  • 2005: 4-0
  • 2004: 3-1
  • 2003: 4-0
Over the past eight seasons the Patriots have compelled a 31-3 record. Very impressive.

This season should be no different for the Patriots, who are playing their best football of the season and have a weak schedule this coming month. After taking on the Colts on Sunday the Patriots will hit the road two weeks in a row. First, a trip to Washington DC to take on the Redskins and then a trip out west to take on the Broncos. The Patriots close the month hosting the Dolphins at Gillette on Christmas Eve day.

As has been the case in the previous two years, December records don’t matter. The January/playoff records are what matter the most, and in the last two years the team is 0-2. The team will need to use this December to continue to win games, but also develop and get better, especially on defense so they can end the losing streak in playoff games.

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