Nov. 6, 1967

Ah the frustrations of watching your favorite football team’s offense sleep-walk its way to victory despite a maddening inability to cross the goal line.

For what it’s worth, the 2022 edition of the Boston/New England Patriots is not the first to drive its fans to gnashing their collective teeth at such meager offensive production.

Before 19,422 at Fenway Park, The Pats defeated the Houston Oilers, 18-7, to lift its record to 3-5-1 in the American Football League’s Eastern Division.

The 18 points came from field goals of 40, 18 and 12 by Gino Cappelletti; a safety when linebacker Nick Buoniconti caught the Oilers’ Ron Hopkins for a safety; and a 5-yard run b y Jim Nance, capping a 31-yard drive set up by a 31-yard punt return by Billy Johnson (who was not wearing white shoes and was no relation to the future Oilers receiver and kick returner).

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