Oct. 24, 1977

A packed house at Schaefer Stadium saw the Patriots slap down the Baltimore Colts, 17-3, handing Baltimore its first loss of the season while lifting the Pats to 4-2.

In its first six games New England allowed 100 points. The Pats defense had established its reputation as an aggressive unit and would stay that way for the duration of the season. Baltimore tight end Raymond Chester proclaimed that the Patriots were the best team in the AFC East.

Well, they were that Sunday.

Ultimately the Pats went 9-5, a game behind both Baltimore and Miami.

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