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1965 Boston Patriots

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4-8-2, Finished 3rd in AFL East Division  · 1965 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.6, Offense: -4.1, Defense: 0.5, SoS: 0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 244 points (17.4/g), 8th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 302 points (21.6/g), 5th.
 Differential of -58 points (-4.1/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 5.3-8.7.

Coach: Mike Holovak (4-8-2)

Stadium: Fenway Park
 Training Camp: Phillips Academy (Andover, Massachusetts)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Billy Sullivan
Head Coach/General Manager Mike Holovak
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 244 3624 883 4.1 41 12 29 214 193 473 2507 19 29 4.9 130 373 1117 8 3.0 55
Team Defense 302 4131 886 4.7 30 9 13 232 206 431 2600 17 21 5.6 127 425 1531 10 3.6 92
Lg Rank Offense 8 8 6 3 6 3 6 6 6 7 6 8 7 8
Lg Rank Defense 5 3 8 8 4 2 4 1 7 6 6 6 3 6

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sat September 11 boxscore L 0-1 @ Buffalo Bills 7 24 13 215 111 104 5 17 348 271 77 2
2 Sun September 19 boxscore L 0-2 @ Houston Oilers 10 31 22 207 150 57 5 17 420 320 100 4
3 Fri September 24 boxscore L 0-3 Denver Broncos 10 27 9 125 91 34 4 22 262 42 220 2
4 Sun October 3 boxscore L 0-4 @ Kansas City Chiefs 17 27 16 206 174 32 3 19 263 144 119 2
5 Fri October 8 boxscore L 0-5 Oakland Raiders 10 24 15 210 138 72 20 418 269 149
6 Sun October 17 boxscore T 0-5-1 San Diego Chargers 13 13 7 178 141 37 2 15 284 168 116 2
7 Sun October 24 boxscore L 0-6-1 @ Oakland Raiders 21 30 14 293 220 73 3 21 320 220 100
8 Sun October 31 boxscore W 1-6-1 @ San Diego Chargers 22 6 10 253 120 133 3 17 230 150 80 4
9 Sun November 7 boxscore L 1-7-1 Buffalo Bills 7 23 15 264 236 28 4 9 161 99 62
10 Sun November 14 boxscore L 1-8-1 New York Jets 20 30 18 287 259 28 6 13 253 155 98 1
11 Sun November 21 boxscore T 1-8-2 Kansas City Chiefs 10 10 14 284 169 115 2 16 326 222 104 3
11 Sun November 28 boxscore W 2-8-2 @ New York Jets 27 23 16 251 168 83 1 18 382 251 131 3
13 Sun December 12 boxscore W 3-8-2 @ Denver Broncos 28 20 17 320 189 131 2 21 348 213 135 4
14 Sat December 18 boxscore W 4-8-2 Houston Oilers 42 14 22 531 341 190 1 7 112 72 40 3

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
15 Babe Parilli 35 QB 14 13 4-8-1 173 426 40.6% 2597 18 4.2 26 6.1 73 6.1 4.2 15.0 185.5 50.0 3 1
12 Eddie Wilson 25 qb 14 1 0-0-1 20 46 43.5% 257 1 2.2 3 6.5 30 5.6 3.1 12.9 18.4 41.7
14 Tom Yewcic 33 P 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 26.1 14 4-8-2 193 473 40.8% 2854 19 4.0 29 6.1 73 6.0 4.1 14.8 203.9 49.1 3 1
Opp Total 14 206 431 47.8% 2891 17 3.9 21 4.9 6.7 5.30 14.0 206.5 62.7 30 291 5.6 4.3 6.5

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
35 Jim Nance 23 FB 14 0 111 321 5 20 2.9 22.9 7.9 12 83 6.9 0 22 0.9 5.9 404 5 2
40 Larry Garron 28 HB 10 0 74 259 1 59 3.5 25.9 7.4 15 222 14.8 1 52 1.5 22.2 481 2 1
15 Babe Parilli 35 QB 14 13 50 200 0 17 4.0 14.3 3.6 200 0 8
22 Ron Burton 29 PR 14 0 45 108 1 22 2.4 7.7 3.2 10 127 12.7 2 73 0.7 9.1 235 3 6
32 J.D. Garrett 24 12 0 42 147 1 26 3.5 12.3 3.5 7 49 7.0 2 15 0.6 4.1 196 3 1
27 Joe Bellino 27 10 0 24 49 0 10 2.0 4.9 2.4 5 74 14.8 0 20 0.5 7.4 123 0 0
38 Ellis Johnson 22 14 0 19 29 0 9 1.5 2.1 1.4 4 29 7.3 0 23 0.3 2.1 58 0 2
12 Eddie Wilson 25 qb 14 1 8 4 0 17 0.5 0.3 0.6 4 0 0
81 Jim Colclough 29 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 40 677 16.9 3 41 2.9 48.4 677 3 0
20 Gino Cappelletti* 31 FL/K 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 37 680 18.4 9 57 2.6 48.6 680 9 0
84 Art Graham 24 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 316 12.6 0 33 2.5 31.6 316 0 0
82 Jim Whalen 22 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 381 17.3 0 67 1.6 27.2 381 0 0
86 Tony Romeo 27 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 203 13.5 2 36 1.1 14.5 203 2 0
14 Tom Yewcic 33 P 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 13 13.0 0 13 0.1 0.9 13 0 0
Team Total 26.1 14 373 1117 8 59 3.0 79.8 26.6 193 2854 14.8 19 73 13.8 203.9 3971 27 24
Opp Total 14 425 1531 10 3.6 109.4 30.4 206 2600 12.6 17 14.7 185.7 4131 27 17

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
22 Ron Burton 29 PR 14 0 15 61 0 12 4.1 7 188 0 39 26.9 484
21 Jay Cunningham 22 KR 14 0 5 35 0 13 7.0 17 374 0 45 22.0 409
32 J.D. Garrett 24 12 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 12 232 0 25 19.3 447
27 Joe Bellino 27 10 0 7 138 0 26 19.7 261
40 Larry Garron 28 HB 10 0 5 141 0 36 28.2 622
30 Tom Hennessey 23 RCB 14 0 5 21 0 9 4.2 21
35 Jim Nance 23 FB 14 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 3 40 0 19 13.3 460
54 Mike Dukes 29 11 0 3 45 0 20 15.0 45
63 Justin Canale 22 14 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0
38 Ellis Johnson 22 14 0 2 29 0 16 14.5 87
75 George Pyne 24 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
80 Jack Rudolph 27 RLB 14 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 4
Team Total 26.1 14 27 152 0 19 5.6 60 1191 0 45 19.9 5314
Opp Total 14 33 232 0 7.0 41 946 1 23.1

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
14 Tom Yewcic 33 P 14 0 76 3094 70 2 40.7
20 Gino Cappelletti* 31 FL/K 14 0 5 5 7 4 11 7 2 2 1 27 17 63.0%% 27 27 100.0%%
12 Eddie Wilson 25 qb 14 1 6 194 49 1 32.3
Team Total 26.1 14 5 5 7 4 11 7 2 2 1 27 17 63.0%% 27 27 100.0%% 82 3288 70 3 40.1
Opp Total 14 40 22 55.0%% 28 28 100.0%% 78 3284 42.1

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
15 Babe Parilli 35 QB 14 13 0 8 0 0 0
22 Ron Burton 29 PR 14 0 0 6 0 0 0
21 Jay Cunningham 22 KR 14 0 2 16 0 10 0 0 2 0 0 0 1
85 Nick Buoniconti*+ 25 MLB 14 0 3 31 0 26 0
23 Ron Hall 28 RS 14 0 3 35 0 29 0
30 Tom Hennessey 23 RCB 14 0 2 14 0 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
44 White Graves 23 14 0 2 0 0 0 0
38 Ellis Johnson 22 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
35 Jim Nance 23 FB 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
34 Chuck Shonta 28 LCB 14 0 2 46 0 27 0
42 Don Webb 26 14 0 2 45 0 45 0
53 Tom Addison 29 LLB 14 0 1 13 0 13 0
65 Houston Antwine* 26 RDT 14 0 1 2 0 2 0
54 Mike Dukes 29 11 0 1 10 0 10 0
55 Lonnie Farmer 25 3 0 1 16 0 16 0
32 J.D. Garrett 24 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
40 Larry Garron 28 HB 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
25 Ross O'Hanley 26 LS 14 0 1 5 0 5 0
75 George Pyne 24 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.1 14 21 233 0 45 0 0 24 0 0 0 1
Opp Total 14 37 17 8

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
20 Gino Cappelletti* 31 FL/K 14 0 9 9 27 17 132
35 Jim Nance 23 FB 14 0 5 5 30
22 Ron Burton 29 PR 14 0 1 2 3 18
81 Jim Colclough 29 SE 14 0 3 3 18
32 J.D. Garrett 24 12 0 1 2 3 18
40 Larry Garron 28 HB 10 0 1 1 2 12
86 Tony Romeo 27 14 0 2 2 12
21 Jay Cunningham 22 KR 14 0 1 2
Team Total 26.1 14 8 19 27 27 17 2 242
Opp Total 14 10 17 1 2 4 28 22 302

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1965-09-11 @ BUF L, 7-24 2 11 pass Gino Cappelletti 11 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
2 1965-09-19 @ HOU L, 10-31 2 1 rush Jim Nance 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
3 1965-09-24 DEN L, 10-27 1 4 pass Tony Romeo 4 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
4 1965-10-03 @ KAN L, 17-27 2 1 rush Jim Nance 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
5 1965-10-03 @ KAN L, 17-27 4 1 rush Jim Nance 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
6 1965-10-08 OAK L, 10-24 2 1 rush Larry Garron 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
7 1965-10-17 SDG T, 13-13 2 73 pass Ron Burton 73 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
8 1965-10-24 @ OAK L, 21-30 3 21 pass Gino Cappelletti 21 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
9 1965-10-24 @ OAK L, 21-30 4 15 pass Ron Burton 15 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
10 1965-10-24 @ OAK L, 21-30 4 1 rush Ron Burton 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
11 1965-10-31 @ SDG W, 22-6 1 29 pass Gino Cappelletti 29 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
12 1965-10-31 @ SDG W, 22-6 4 46 pass Gino Cappelletti 46 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
13 1965-11-07 BUF L, 7-23 2 1 rush J.D. Garrett 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
14 1965-11-14 NYJ L, 20-30 2 7 pass Gino Cappelletti 7 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
15 1965-11-14 NYJ L, 20-30 2 5 pass J.D. Garrett 5 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
16 1965-11-21 KAN T, 10-10 4 10 pass J.D. Garrett 10 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
17 1965-11-28 @ NYJ W, 27-23 3 8 pass Jim Colclough 8 yard pass from Eddie Wilson (Gino Cappelletti kick)
18 1965-11-28 @ NYJ W, 27-23 3 27 pass Jim Colclough 27 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
19 1965-11-28 @ NYJ W, 27-23 4 2 pass Tony Romeo 2 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
20 1965-12-12 @ DEN W, 28-20 1 30 pass Larry Garron 30 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
21 1965-12-12 @ DEN W, 28-20 2 1 rush Jim Nance 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
22 1965-12-12 @ DEN W, 28-20 2 25 pass Gino Cappelletti 25 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
23 1965-12-12 @ DEN W, 28-20 3 13 pass Gino Cappelletti 13 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
24 1965-12-18 HOU W, 42-14 1 1 rush Jim Nance 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
25 1965-12-18 HOU W, 42-14 2 19 pass Jim Colclough 19 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
26 1965-12-18 HOU W, 42-14 2 26 pass Gino Cappelletti 26 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
27 1965-12-18 HOU W, 42-14 4 57 pass Gino Cappelletti 57 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1965-09-11 @ BUF W, 24-7 2 26 pass Glenn Bass 26 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Pete Gogolak kick)
2 1965-09-11 @ BUF W, 24-7 3 22 interception Charley Warner 22 yard interception return (Pete Gogolak kick)
3 1965-09-11 @ BUF W, 24-7 4 1 rush Jack Kemp 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
4 1965-09-19 @ HOU W, 31-10 1 40 pass Charley Frazier 40 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
5 1965-09-19 @ HOU W, 31-10 2 12 pass Willie Frazier 12 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
6 1965-09-19 @ HOU W, 31-10 3 46 pass Charley Frazier 46 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
7 1965-09-19 @ HOU W, 31-10 4 43 rush Ode Burrell 43 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
8 1965-09-24 DEN W, 27-10 1 0 fumble John Bramlett 0 yard fumble return (Gary Kroner kick)
9 1965-09-24 DEN W, 27-10 3 6 rush Wendell Hayes 6 yard rush (Gary Kroner kick)
10 1965-09-24 DEN W, 27-10 3 2 rush Wendell Hayes 2 yard rush (Gary Kroner kick)
11 1965-10-03 @ KAN W, 27-17 1 36 interception Bobby Bell 36 yard interception return (Tommy Brooker kick)
12 1965-10-03 @ KAN W, 27-17 2 1 rush Curtis McClinton 1 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
13 1965-10-03 @ KAN W, 27-17 4 37 interception Willie Mitchell 37 yard interception return (Tommy Brooker kick)
14 1965-10-08 OAK W, 24-10 1 47 pass Art Powell 47 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
15 1965-10-08 OAK W, 24-10 3 2 pass Art Powell 2 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
16 1965-10-08 OAK W, 24-10 4 1 rush Roger Hagberg 1 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
17 1965-10-17 SDG T, 13-13 2 85 pass Lance Alworth 85 yard pass from John Hadl (Herb Travenio kick)
18 1965-10-24 @ OAK W, 30-21 3 15 pass Art Powell 15 yard pass from Dick Wood (Mike Mercer kick)
19 1965-10-24 @ OAK W, 30-21 4 22 pass Art Powell 22 yard pass from Dick Wood (Mike Mercer kick)
20 1965-10-24 @ OAK W, 30-21 4 36 interception Gus Otto 36 yard interception return (Mike Mercer kick)
21 1965-10-31 @ SDG L, 6-22 4 1 rush Keith Lincoln 1 yard rush (pass failed)
22 1965-11-07 BUF W, 23-7 2 3 rush Jack Kemp 3 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
23 1965-11-07 BUF W, 23-7 2 102 kickoff Charley Warner 102 yard kickoff return (Pete Gogolak kick)
24 1965-11-14 NYJ W, 30-20 1 1 rush Matt Snell 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
25 1965-11-14 NYJ W, 30-20 1 22 pass Don Maynard 22 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
26 1965-11-14 NYJ W, 30-20 2 36 pass Don Maynard 36 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
27 1965-11-21 KAN T, 10-10 2 8 pass Chris Burford 8 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
28 1965-11-28 @ NYJ L, 23-27 2 50 pass Bake Turner 50 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
29 1965-11-28 @ NYJ L, 23-27 4 5 rush Matt Snell 5 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
30 1965-12-12 @ DEN L, 20-28 1 20 pass Wendell Hayes 20 yard pass from Jacky Lee (pass failed)
31 1965-12-12 @ DEN L, 20-28 4 29 pass Bob Scarpitto 29 yard pass from Jacky Lee (two point run successful)
32 1965-12-12 @ DEN L, 20-28 4 22 pass Bob Scarpitto 22 yard pass from Jacky Lee (pass failed)
33 1965-12-18 HOU L, 14-42 3 4 pass Charley Hennigan 4 yard pass from George Blanda (two point pass successful)
34 1965-12-18 HOU L, 14-42 4 0 fumble Larry Onesti 0 yard fumble return (run failed)