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Sunday, January 10, 2010
By the numbers: Rough first quarter

By Chris Forsberg

A handful of notes from the wizards at ESPN Stats and Info:

* According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the 24 points allowed in the first quarter is the most allowed by any team coached by Bill Belichick in any quarter, regular season or postseason.

* The Patriots haven't allowed more than 20 points in a home playoff game since their last home playoff loss -- the 1978 AFC divisional, when they fell to the Houston Oilers, 31-14.

* The Ravens are the first team to lead a playoff game 24-0 at the end of the first quarter since the Jaguars led the Dolphins, 24-0, in a 1999 AFC wild card. The final score that day: 62-7.

* The Patriots were 8-0 at home in the regular season and the most points allowed in a game at Gillette Stadium this season was 24 in a Week 1 win over Buffalo.

* The 24 points allowed is already the second-most allowed at home by the Patriots in the playoffs. How the Patriots have fared in the postseason in Foxborough:

2007 AFC Championship NEW ENGLAND 21, San Diego 12 (January 20, 2008)
2007 AFC Divisional NEW ENGLAND 31, Jacksonville 20 (January 12, 2008)
2006 AFC Wild Card NEW ENGLAND 37, N.Y. Jets 16 (January 7, 2007)
2005 AFC Wild Card NEW ENGLAND 28, Jacksonville 3 (January 7, 2006)
2004 AFC Divisional NEW ENGLAND 20, Indianapolis 3 (January 16, 2005)
2003 AFC Championship NEW ENGLAND 24, Indianapolis 14 (January 18, 2004)
2003 AFC Divisional NEW ENGLAND 17, Tennessee 14 (January 10, 2004)
2001 AFC Divisional NEW ENGLAND 16, Oakland 13 (OT) (January 19, 2002)
1997 AFC Wild Card NEW ENGLAND 17, Miami 3 (December 28, 1997)
1996 AFC Championship NEW ENGLAND 20, Jacksonville 6 (January 12, 1997)
1996 AFC Divisional NEW ENGLAND 28, Pittsburgh 3 (January 5, 1997)
1978 AFC Divisional Houston 31, NEW ENGLAND 14 (December 31, 1978)