On November 13, 1994, Drew Bledsoe set the single game record for most passing attempts with 70 and most pass completions with 45 against the Minnesota Vikings in Foxboro. Bledsoe also tallied 426 yards and three touchdowns in defeating the Vikings 26-20 in overtime. The Patriots had to overcome a 20-0 second quarter deficit, but did not surrender another point. By season’s end, Bledsoe also set single season records, since surpassed, for attempts and completions (Interesting, considering this was a Bill Parcells-coached team).
This game would be the first of a string of seven straight victories to end the regular season after starting 3-6. They would eventually lose to the Bill Belichick-coached Cleveland Browns 20-13 in the wild card round.
The Minnesota Vikings would also finish 10-6 on the season and lost to the Chicago Bears 35-18 in the wild cards as well.