Gametime temperature quite an aberration

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tonight is the Patriots' 42nd home game after Dec. 1 since 2000 (including postseason), and only the fifth with a game-time temperature above 50 degrees. In fact, tonight’s 59-degree kickoff temperature is the warmest December game in Foxborough in at least 12 years.

Of the previous five games that were above 50, all were 1 p.m. starts, which makes tonight’s balmy conditions even more of an aberration.

For what it’s worth, it is currently 47 degrees in Houston, Texas, home of tonight’s opponent.