From their days in Boston in the American Football League to the days of Tom Brady at Gillette Stadium, the Patriots have existed since the 1960s.
Never, in the 62-season history of the franchise, have they attempted as few passes as they did Monday night against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium.
In a 14-10 win on Monday Night Football dominated by wind gusts of up to 50 mph, Mac Jones attempted just three passes for New England, setting a new mark for the franchise for fewest pass attempts in a game -- beating out another game with infamous weather conditions from 1982.
In the "Snowplow Game" against the Miami Dolphins, a 3-0 Patriots win at old Foxboro Stadium, quarterback Steve Grogan completed 2 of 5 passes for 13 yards with an interception, good enough for a passer rating of 8.3.
Jones had a much better rating even in his limited sample Monday, completing 2 of 3 passes for 19 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions and a passer rating of 84.0.
The Patriots rushed the ball 46 times Monday, accumulating 222 yards with a long of 64 on a Damien Harris touchdown run in the first quarter.