New England Patriots

The 1992 New England Patriots headed into Indianapolis on November 15th with an 0-9 record and were the worst team in the NFL.

Hugh Millen started six of the first nine games at Quarterback that season and lost them all. Tommy Hodson started the other three with similar results.

Head Coach Dick MacPherson was even knocked out of action after being hospitalized with an illness. That forced the team to promote, at the time, little known Special Teams Coach Dante Scarnecchia to Interim Head Coach.

The Patriots franchise was desperately in need of star power. The team was still two months away from hiring Bill Parcells as Head Coach and five months away from drafting Quarterback Drew Bledsoe with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft.

For three hours on that November day, second year Quarterback Scott Zolak gave Patriots fans something to get excited about. Let’s relive the moment with audio from the great Gil Santos. We also unearthed some video clips that include Bob Costas, Will McDonough, Robin Roberts and Tom Jackson commenting about Zolak’s performance that day.

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