Oct. 31, 1983

It would be an act of unbridled masochism to find a more maddening loss than the Patriots afflicted on themselves in Atlanta.

They lost four fumbles and Steve Grogan threw an interception in a 24-13 defeat. Those 13 points were essentially pointless; they all came in the fourth quarter, with Atlanta already leading 24-0.

Their fumbles could hardly have been more damaging – not just for handing over the ball to the Falcons, but imploding three scoring drive.

They fumbled at the Atlanta 4, at the Atlanta 7 and at the Atlanta 9.

Just to show their versatility, the Patriots also lost a fumble at their own 16.

New England rolled up 417 total yards and managed a measly 13 points.