Going from the positively balmy September conditions in New England and Buffalo to the freezing temps (and light snow) of Denver in November, the Patriots ran the gamut when it comes to weather conditions this season. (For what it’s worth, the November game between New England and Denver was the league’s only “snow” game of the year.) Via official gamebooks, here’s a look at the conditions at kickoff for each game and how the Patriots did.

Controlled (dome, indoors) environment: 3-0
25 degrees or less: 0-1
26-45 degrees: 3-0
46-65 degrees: 6-3
66 degrees or more: 1-1

Sept. 10 vs. Pittsburgh, 28-21 (W): Temp: 65 degrees F (18.3 degrees C) Wind: East 7 mph
Sept. 20 at Buffalo, 40-32 (W): Temp: 62 degrees F (16.7 degrees C) Humidity: 57 percent, Wind: N 7 mph
Sept. 27 vs. Jacksonville, 51-17 (W): Temp: 68 degrees F (20.0 degrees C) Humidity: 41 percent, Wind: East 6 mph
Oct. 11 at Dallas, 30-6 (W): Indoors
Oct. 18 at Indianapolis, 34-27 (W): Retractable roof closed
Oct. 25 vs. New York Jets, 30-23 (W): Temp: 58 degrees F (14.4 degrees C) Humidity: 80 percent, Wind: SW 9 mph
Oct. 29 vs. Miami, 36-7 (W): Temp: 58 degrees F (14.4 degrees C) Humidity: 39 percent, Wind: WSW 10 mph
Nov. 8 vs. Washington, 27-10 (W): Temp: 54 degrees F (12.2 degrees C) Humidity: 34 percent, Wind: WNW 12 mph
Nov. 15 at New York Giants, 27-26 (W): Temp: 60 degrees F (15.6 degrees C) Humidity: 31 percent, Wind: WSW 8 mph
Nov. 23 vs. Buffalo, 20-13 (W): Temp: 29 degrees F (-1.7 degrees C) Humidity: 40 percent, Wind: WNW 8 mph
Nov. 29 at Denver, 30-24 (L): Temp: 23 degrees F (-5.0 degrees C) Humidity: 75 percent, Wind: NE 3 mph
Dec. 6 vs. Philadelphia, 35-28 (L): Temp: 52 degrees F (11.1 degrees C) Humidity: 49 percent, Wind: SW 5 mph
Dec. 13 at Houston, 27-6 (W): Retractable roof closed
Dec. 20 vs. Tennessee, 33-16 (W): Temp: 40 degrees F (4.4 degrees C) Humidity: 41 percent, Wind: West 12 mph
Dec. 27 at New York Jets, 26-20 (L): Temp: 57 degrees F (13.9 degrees C) Humidity: 83 percent, Wind: WSW 11-18 MPH mph
Jan. 3 at Miami, 20-10 (L): Temp: 80 degrees F (26.7 degrees C) Humidity: 65 percent, Wind: North 7 mph
Jan. 16 vs. Kansas City, 27-20 (W): Temp: 38 degrees F (3.3 degrees C) Humidity: 86 percent, Wind: WNW 6 mph
Jan. 24 at Denver, 20-18 (L): Temp: 46 degrees F (7.8 degrees C) Humidity: 36 percent, Wind: N 6 mph

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Christopher Price

Wednesday night on Conan, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski talked about a ton of different topics, but also gave his prediction on which team is going to win Super Bowl 50.

Wednesday night on Conan, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski talked about a ton of different topics, but also gave his prediction on which team is going to win Super Bowl 50.

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Christopher Price

Roger Goodell and the NFL continue to mishandle Deflategate. (Jason Getz/USA TODAY Sports)Maybe a five-month break from Deflategate with the NFL season in full swing would give the NFL enough time to have a better approach to handling the saga?



Former St. Louis running back Marshall Faulk took another swipe at the Patriots regarding Super Bowl XXXVI on Tuesday, hinting that he still believed New England gained an edge via videotape.

Former St. Louis running back Marshall Faulk took another swipe at the Patriots regarding Super Bowl XXXVI on Tuesday, hinting that he still believed New England gained an edge via videotape.

Appearing on Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio, Faulk discussed a variety of topics, and was asked what he thinks of more — the win in Super Bowl XXXIV over the Titans or the loss in Super Bowl XXXVI to the Patriots. Faulk said the victory against Tennessee, but then reversed field to talk about the 20-17 defeat at the hands of New England in February 2002.

“The only time — I shouldn’t say the only time, because it happens all the time — the loss in (Super Bowl XXXVI) comes up is when people talk about things that the Patriots did,” he said.

Asked to elaborate as to what he believes the Patriots did, Faulk played coy.

“Before any of that came out, it was another loss to me,” he said, clearly hinting at Spygate. “A big one, but another loss.”

Faulk was also asked if there was anything anyone can say to him that would prove that there was “nothing suspicious” about that game.

“Yeah. We could all the see the tapes and see what they saw,” he said. “That would end it. But we know that’s not possible.”

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Christopher Price

Besides addressing the PSI “spot checks” from the 2015 season, Roger Goodell also talked about Tom Brady and

Roger Goodell says he has "great admiration" for Tom Brady, but he will protect the integrity of the game without compromise. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Roger Goodell says he has “great admiration” for Tom Brady, but he will protect the integrity of the game without compromise. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Besides addressing the PSI “spot checks” from the 2015 season, Roger Goodell also talked about Tom Brady and Peyton Manning during an appearance on The Rich Eisen Show Tuesday afternoon.

Goodell was asked of his relationship with Brady and if he’s been in contact with the quarterback while the Deflategate saga is still playing out.

The commissioner said he has “great admiration” for Brady, but noted he needs to protect the integrity of the game.

“My first obligation as you know, Rich, is to uphold the integrity of the game and uphold the rules of the game and make sure that all 32 teams are operating under the same rules, all players are operating under the same rules,” Goodell told Eisen. “You do that on a consistent basis. I have great admiration for Tom. I know him personally. Obviously, I respect his playing ability. He’s an extraordinary player, a sure Hall of Famer.

“I have nothing but admiration for him, but I have to make sure we continue to do the things that are necessary to protect the integrity of our game and I will do that without compromise.”

Another quarterback has been in the news of late, with Manning being accused of having HGH sent to his house in 2011 under his wife Ashley’s name. The NFL has said it will investigate the matter, which Goodell confirmed on Tuesday.

The commissioner noted, “just like in any investigation, we allow the facts to come about.”

“That report involved allegations that we take very seriously,” Goodell said. “There were allegations well beyond any individual player. We take those seriously. We’re working with law enforcement. We’re working with the world anti-doping agency, Major League Baseball, who was also involved with that, to make sure we investigate that seriously, fully, thoughtfully, and just like in any investigation, we allow the facts to come about. That is what the focus is right now. We have players and others obviously who have committed their full cooperation and that is important in the context of getting to the facts.”

Manning has been on record saying the NFL will not find any wrongdoing on his part in regards to the matter.

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Ryan Hannable

Over the course of the 2015 regular season, the NFL randomly tested PSI levels of footballs both before, at halftime and after select games.

It was thought this was part of research being done following the Deflategate saga from last year’s AFC title game and the Patriots.

Roger Goodell said there were no PSI violations in random "spot checks" this season. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Roger Goodell said there were no PSI violations in random “spot checks” this season. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Over the course of the 2015 season the NFL randomly tested PSI levels of footballs both before, at halftime and after select games.

It was thought this was part of research being done following the Deflategate saga from last year’s AFC title game and the Patriots.

Appearing on The Rich Eisen Show Tuesday, commissioner Roger Goodell said this wasn’t part of a research project, but rather was “spot checks” to make sure the teams comply with the rules.

“No, Rich, what the league did this year was what we do with a lot of rules and policies designed to protect the integrity of the game and that is to create a deterrent effect — that we do spot checks to prevent and make sure the clubs understand that we’re watching these issues,” Goodell said. “It wasn’t a research study. They simply were spot checks. There were no violations this year. We’re pleased that we haven’t had any violations and we continue the work obviously to consistently and importantly enforce the integrity of the game and rules designed there to protect them.”

It is still unclear if the NFL will release the exact PSI readings from the games they randomly tested footballs in.

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Ryan Hannable