Regular Season: The Pats first opponent in Gillette Stadium was the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Patriots mauled the men from P-burg 30-14. (9/1/2002) Pre-Season: Pats beat the Eagles 16-15. (8/17/2002)
Gillette Stadium opened in 2002.
The Patriots' first loss in Gillette Stadium was against the Denver Broncos in October 2002.
The first stadium The New England Patriots played in was Nickerson Field at Boston University. They played at Nickerson Field for the 1960, 1961 and 1962 seasons.
October 6, 1996 at War Memorial Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Ravens 46-38.
September 19, 1971 vs. the Oakland Raiders. The Patriots won 20-6.
According to espn.com, the Patriots had their 2007 training camp at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. First practice was July 28.
Gillette Stadium debuted in August 2002 for the Patriots' 2002 preseason.
The very first game played at Gillette Stadium was a Major League Soccer matchup. The game took place May 11, 2002, when the New England Revolution faced off against the Dallas Burn. The Revolution won the game 2-0. This game is considered as a "soft opening" for the Stadium, as no ceremonies etc were held. In regards to the Grand Opening, the first football game held on September 9, 2002. The New England Patriots faced the rival Pittsburgh Steelers, who they last faced in the 2001 AFC Championship game. Coming off their first Super Bowl win, the Patriots mauled the Steelers 30-14 in the Stadium opener. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw for 294 yards, 3 touch downs and 0 interceptions to lead the Patriots to victory. (Interestingly enough, in order to preserve the Grand Opening of the Stadium for a regular season game, the New Englad Patriots played all four 2002 Preseason games on the road.) All through out the game, the Steelers were taunted on the Stadium Video Replay system, where the stadium techs continually showed a clip of Steeler quarterback Kordell Stewart saying "The better team didnt win" in reference to the Steelers loss in the 2001 AFC Chamionship Game. It was a sight to behold.
On October 24, 1971, the Cowboys defeated the New England Patriots, 44-21, in the inaugural game at Texas Stadium.
The New England Patriots are the only professional football team Tom Brady has played for.
The first player to score a TD in Texas Stadium in an NFL game was Duane Thomas of the Cowboys who scored on a 56 yard run in the first quarter of the Cowboys 44-21 victory over the New England Patriots on October 24, 1971.