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1968 Boston Patriots

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4-10-0, Finished 4th in AFL East Division  · 1968 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -12.8, Offense: -5.9, Defense: -6.9, SoS: -0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 229 points (16.4/g), 8th of 10 in the AFL. Allowed 406 points (29.0/g), 10th.
 Differential of -177 points (-12.6/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 2.9-11.1.

Coach: Mike Holovak (4-10-0)

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 229 3127 868 3.6 53 20 18 181 160 409 1765 16 33 3.9 94 421 1362 8 3.2 69
Team Defense 406 4415 922 4.8 40 17 28 237 200 416 2590 20 23 5.8 123 479 1825 22 3.8 86
Lg Rank Offense 8 9 10 9 8 7 8 8 9 9 6 10 10 10
Lg Rank Defense 10 7 3 2 7 6 5 6 4 5 9 6 10 5

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 8 boxscore W 1-0 @ Buffalo Bills 16 7 9 195 45 150 3 11 191 115 76 4
2 Sun September 22 boxscore L 1-1 New York Jets 31 47 15 359 304 55 6 14 268 189 79 3
3 Sun September 29 boxscore W 2-1 @ Denver Broncos 20 17 14 212 143 69 1 15 234 85 149 3
4 Sun October 6 boxscore L 2-2 @ Oakland Raiders 10 41 13 146 98 48 2 28 451 254 197 2
5 Sun October 13 boxscore L 2-3 Houston Oilers 0 16 12 114 54 60 5 15 280 119 161 1
6 Sun October 20 boxscore W 3-3 Buffalo Bills 23 6 11 299 96 203 2 9 203 154 49 5
7 Sun October 27 boxscore L 3-4 @ New York Jets 14 48 8 226 182 44 8 24 356 182 174 3
8 Sun November 3 boxscore L 3-5 Denver Broncos 14 35 15 175 98 77 4 18 470 232 238 4
9 Sun November 10 boxscore L 3-6 San Diego Chargers 17 27 11 228 107 121 4 11 319 175 144 4
11 Sun November 17 boxscore L 3-7 @ Kansas City Chiefs 17 31 15 262 184 78 4 12 339 312 27 6
11 Sun November 24 boxscore L 3-8 Miami Dolphins 10 34 18 337 225 112 3 22 391 263 128
12 Sun December 1 boxscore W 4-8 Cincinnati Bengals 33 14 20 271 142 129 2 14 212 106 106 1
13 Sun December 8 boxscore L 4-9 @ Miami Dolphins 7 38 11 177 16 161 4 19 312 150 162
14 Sun December 15 boxscore L 4-10 @ Houston Oilers 17 45 9 126 71 55 5 25 390 255 135 4

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
14 Tom Sherman 23 qb 14 7 1-6-0 90 226 39.8% 1199 12 5.3 16 7.1 87 5.3 3.2 13.3 85.6 45.6
17 Mike Taliaferro 27 QB 7 7 3-4-0 67 176 38.1% 889 4 2.3 15 8.5 70 5.1 1.7 13.3 127.0 26.9
15 King Corcoran 25 2 0 3 7 42.9% 33 0 0.0 2 28.6 14 4.7 -8.1 11.0 16.5 17.9
Team Total 25.4 14 4-10-0 160 409 39.1% 2121 16 3.9 33 8.1 87 5.2 2.3 13.3 151.5 35.7 0 0
Opp Total 14 200 416 48.1% 2826 20 4.8 23 5.5 6.8 5.27 14.1 201.9 63.4 27 236 5.8 4.4 6.1

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 26 FB/hb 12 12 177 593 4 30 3.4 49.4 14.8 14 51 3.6 0 13 1.2 4.3 644 4 2
22 Gene Thomas 26 rb 9 3 88 215 2 25 2.4 23.9 9.8 10 85 8.5 0 32 1.1 9.4 300 2 2
13 R.C. Gamble 22 HB 14 8 78 311 1 45 4.0 22.2 5.6 11 55 5.0 1 16 0.8 3.9 366 2 3
40 Larry Garron 31 hb 4 2 36 97 1 18 2.7 24.3 9.0 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.3 1.0 101 1 2
14 Tom Sherman 23 qb 14 7 25 80 0 17 3.2 5.7 1.8 80 0 8
17 Mike Taliaferro 27 QB 7 7 8 51 0 21 6.4 7.3 1.1 51 0 4
29 Aaron Marsh 23 WR 14 12 4 8 0 11 2.0 0.6 0.3 19 331 17.4 4 70 1.4 23.6 339 4 0
48 Preston Johnson 23 3 0 2 6 0 6 3.0 2.0 0.7 6 0 0
82 Jim Whalen+ 25 TE 14 13 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 47 718 15.3 7 87 3.4 51.3 718 7 0
20 Gino Cappelletti 34 K 14 2 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0.1 13 182 14.0 2 30 0.9 13.0 184 2 0
15 King Corcoran 25 2 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.5 0.5 -1 0 0
31 Bill Murphy 22 wr 6 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 268 14.9 0 26 3.0 44.7 268 0 0
84 Art Graham 27 WR 11 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 242 15.1 1 34 1.5 22.0 242 1 0
81 Jim Colclough 32 e 14 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 136 17.0 0 44 0.6 9.7 136 0 0
46 Bob Scarpitto 29 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 49 24.5 1 33 0.1 3.5 49 1 0
63 Justin Canale 25 LG 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.1 0.0 0 0 0
Team Total 25.4 14 421 1362 8 45 3.2 97.3 30.1 160 2121 13.3 16 87 11.4 151.5 3483 24 28
Opp Total 14 479 1825 22 3.8 130.4 34.2 200 2590 13.0 20 14.3 185.0 4415 42 37

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
27 Willie Porter 22 KR/PR 13 0 22 135 0 24 6.1 36 812 0 61 22.6 947
47 Billy Johnson 25 ls 14 5 10 34 0 9 3.4 22 442 0 36 20.1 476
23 Daryl Johnson 22 RCB 14 14 1 5 0 5 5.0 3 63 0 26 21.0 68
29 Aaron Marsh 23 WR 14 12 4 74 0 27 18.5 413
84 Art Graham 27 WR 11 6 2 11 0 6 5.5 1 9 0 9 9.0 262
24 Bobby Leo 23 1 0 2 12 0 8 6.0 12
76 Charley Long 30 13 0 2 20 0 11 10.0 20
50 Jim Cheyunski 23 lb 13 4 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
13 R.C. Gamble 22 HB 14 8 1 0 0 0 0.0 366
22 Gene Thomas 26 rb 9 3 1 22 0 22 22.0 322
Team Total 25.4 14 37 197 0 24 5.3 71 1442 0 61 20.3 5122
Opp Total 14 59 502 1 8.5 40 901 0 22.5

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
36 Terry Swanson 24 P 10 0 62 2449 57 2 39.5
20 Gino Cappelletti 34 K 14 2 4 4 7 6 6 4 8 1 2 27 15 55.6%% 26 26 100.0%%
46 Bob Scarpitto 29 14 0 34 1382 87 2 40.6
Team Total 25.4 14 4 4 7 6 6 4 8 1 2 27 15 55.6%% 26 26 100.0%% 96 3831 87 4 39.9
Opp Total 14 31 21 67.7%% 49 49 100.0%% 81 3280 40.5

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
14 Tom Sherman 23 qb 14 7 0 8 3 0 0
52 Ed Philpott 23 LLB 14 14 4 31 0 17 0 0 1 3 14 1
47 Billy Johnson 25 ls 14 5 2 33 0 19 0 0 3 2 2 0
41 Leroy Mitchell* 24 LCB 14 14 7 41 0 20 0
27 Willie Porter 22 KR/PR 13 0 0 3 4 2 0
13 R.C. Gamble 22 HB 14 8 0 3 1 0 0
79 Jim Lee Hunt 30 LDT 14 14 0 0 4 51 0
58 Doug Satcher 23 RLB 14 13 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 1
17 Mike Taliaferro 27 QB 7 7 0 4 0 0 0
85 Nick Buoniconti 28 MLB 8 8 3 22 0 14 0
40 Larry Garron 31 hb 4 2 0 2 0 0 0
23 Daryl Johnson 22 RCB 14 14 1 11 0 11 0 0 0 1 9 0
28 Art McMahon 22 rs 12 5 2 27 0 27 0
35 Jim Nance 26 FB/hb 12 12 0 2 0 0 0
22 Gene Thomas 26 rb 9 3 0 2 0 0 0
63 Justin Canale 25 LG 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
25 John Charles 24 LS 12 11 1 29 0 29 0
50 Jim Cheyunski 23 lb 13 4 1 21 0 21 0
29 Aaron Marsh 23 WR 14 12 0 0 1 0 0
56 Jon Morris* 26 C 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
55 J.R. Williamson 27 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
70 Mel Witt 23 rde 14 6 1 4 1 4 0
Team Total 25.4 14 23 220 1 29 0 0 28 25 78 1 1
Opp Total 14 38 37 20

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 34 K 14 2 2 2 26 15 83
82 Jim Whalen+ 25 TE 14 13 7 7 42
29 Aaron Marsh 23 WR 14 12 4 4 24
35 Jim Nance 26 FB/hb 12 12 4 4 24
13 R.C. Gamble 22 HB 14 8 1 1 2 12
22 Gene Thomas 26 rb 9 3 2 2 12
40 Larry Garron 31 hb 4 2 1 1 6
84 Art Graham 27 WR 11 6 1 1 6
52 Ed Philpott 23 LLB 14 14 1 1 6
46 Bob Scarpitto 29 14 0 1 1 6
70 Mel Witt 23 rde 14 6 1 1 6
58 Doug Satcher 23 RLB 14 13 1 2
Team Total 25.4 14 8 16 1 1 26 26 15 1 229
Opp Total 14 22 20 1 2 3 49 21 406

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-08 @ BUF W, 16-7 3 45 rush R.C. Gamble 45 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
2 1968-09-22 NYJ L, 31-47 2 70 pass Aaron Marsh 70 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Gino Cappelletti kick)
3 1968-09-22 NYJ L, 31-47 3 4 interception Mel Witt 4 yard interception return (Gino Cappelletti kick)
4 1968-09-22 NYJ L, 31-47 4 10 fumble Ed Philpott 10 yard fumble return (Gino Cappelletti kick)
5 1968-09-22 NYJ L, 31-47 4 1 rush Gene Thomas 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
6 1968-09-29 @ DEN W, 20-17 1 14 pass Jim Whalen 14 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Gino Cappelletti kick)
7 1968-09-29 @ DEN W, 20-17 3 1 rush Larry Garron 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
8 1968-10-06 @ OAK L, 10-41 1 4 rush Gene Thomas 4 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
9 1968-10-20 BUF W, 23-6 3 40 pass Jim Whalen 40 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Gino Cappelletti kick)
10 1968-10-20 BUF W, 23-6 3 18 pass Jim Whalen 18 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Gino Cappelletti kick)
11 1968-10-27 @ NYJ L, 14-48 4 87 pass Jim Whalen 87 yard pass from Tom Sherman (Gino Cappelletti kick)
12 1968-10-27 @ NYJ L, 14-48 4 33 pass Bob Scarpitto 33 yard pass from Tom Sherman (Gino Cappelletti kick)
13 1968-11-03 DEN L, 14-35 3 1 pass Art Graham 1 yard pass from Tom Sherman (Gino Cappelletti kick)
14 1968-11-03 DEN L, 14-35 4 1 rush Jim Nance 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
15 1968-11-10 SDG L, 17-27 4 1 rush Jim Nance 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
16 1968-11-10 SDG L, 17-27 4 19 pass Gino Cappelletti 19 yard pass from Tom Sherman (Gino Cappelletti kick)
17 1968-11-17 @ KAN L, 17-31 1 1 pass R.C. Gamble 1 yard pass from Tom Sherman (Gino Cappelletti kick)
18 1968-11-17 @ KAN L, 17-31 3 5 pass Aaron Marsh 5 yard pass from Tom Sherman (Gino Cappelletti kick)
19 1968-11-24 MIA L, 10-34 1 60 pass Aaron Marsh 60 yard pass from Tom Sherman (Gino Cappelletti kick)
20 1968-12-01 CIN W, 33-14 2 11 pass Jim Whalen 11 yard pass from Tom Sherman (Gino Cappelletti kick)
21 1968-12-01 CIN W, 33-14 2 18 pass Gino Cappelletti 18 yard pass from Tom Sherman (Gino Cappelletti kick)
22 1968-12-01 CIN W, 33-14 2 5 rush Jim Nance 5 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
23 1968-12-01 CIN W, 33-14 4 21 pass Jim Whalen 21 yard pass from Tom Sherman (Gino Cappelletti kick)
24 1968-12-08 @ MIA L, 7-38 2 30 rush Jim Nance 30 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
25 1968-12-15 @ HOU L, 17-45 2 14 pass Aaron Marsh 14 yard pass from Tom Sherman (Gino Cappelletti kick)
26 1968-12-15 @ HOU L, 17-45 3 27 pass Jim Whalen 27 yard pass from Tom Sherman (Gino Cappelletti kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-08 @ BUF L, 7-16 1 6 rush Paul Costa 6 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
2 1968-09-22 NYJ W, 47-31 1 68 interception Randy Beverly 68 yard interception return (Jim Turner kick)
3 1968-09-22 NYJ W, 47-31 1 39 pass Don Maynard 39 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
4 1968-09-22 NYJ W, 47-31 3 3 blocked punt Mark Smolinski 3 yard blocked punt return (Jim Turner kick)
5 1968-09-22 NYJ W, 47-31 3 27 pass Pete Lammons 27 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
6 1968-09-22 NYJ W, 47-31 4 1 rush Emerson Boozer 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
7 1968-09-29 @ DEN L, 17-20 2 1 rush Fran Lynch 1 yard rush (Bobby Howfield kick)
8 1968-09-29 @ DEN L, 17-20 4 12 rush Marlin Briscoe 12 yard rush (Bobby Howfield kick)
9 1968-10-06 @ OAK W, 41-10 2 9 pass Warren Wells 9 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
10 1968-10-06 @ OAK W, 41-10 3 41 rush Warren Wells 41 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
11 1968-10-06 @ OAK W, 41-10 3 17 pass Hewritt Dixon 17 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
12 1968-10-06 @ OAK W, 41-10 3 7 fumble Fred Biletnikoff 7 yard fumble return (George Blanda kick)
13 1968-10-06 @ OAK W, 41-10 4 14 pass Dave Kocourek 14 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
14 1968-10-13 HOU W, 16-0 2 7 rush Bob Davis 7 yard rush (John Wittenborn kick)
15 1968-10-27 @ NYJ W, 48-14 1 2 rush Matt Snell 2 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
16 1968-10-27 @ NYJ W, 48-14 3 1 rush Matt Snell 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
17 1968-10-27 @ NYJ W, 48-14 4 2 rush Babe Parilli 2 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
18 1968-10-27 @ NYJ W, 48-14 4 7 rush Billy Joe 7 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
19 1968-10-27 @ NYJ W, 48-14 4 15 rush Billy Joe 15 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
20 1968-10-27 @ NYJ W, 48-14 4 32 rush Billy Joe 32 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
21 1968-11-03 DEN W, 35-14 1 5 pass Tom Beer 5 yard pass from Steve Tensi (Bobby Howfield kick)
22 1968-11-03 DEN W, 35-14 1 3 rush Fran Lynch 3 yard rush (Bobby Howfield kick)
23 1968-11-03 DEN W, 35-14 2 50 pass Billy Van Heusen 50 yard pass from Steve Tensi (Bobby Howfield kick)
24 1968-11-03 DEN W, 35-14 3 55 rush Floyd Little 55 yard rush (Bobby Howfield kick)
25 1968-11-03 DEN W, 35-14 4 17 rush Garrett Ford 17 yard rush (Bobby Howfield kick)
26 1968-11-10 SDG W, 27-17 1 37 rush Russ Smith 37 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
27 1968-11-10 SDG W, 27-17 2 67 pass Gary Garrison 67 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
28 1968-11-10 SDG W, 27-17 3 16 rush Russ Smith 16 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
29 1968-11-17 @ KAN W, 31-17 1 90 pass Frank Pitts 90 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
30 1968-11-17 @ KAN W, 31-17 1 76 punt Goldie Sellers 76 yard punt return (Jan Stenerud kick)
31 1968-11-17 @ KAN W, 31-17 2 77 pass Gloster Richardson 77 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
32 1968-11-17 @ KAN W, 31-17 4 43 pass Mike Garrett 43 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
33 1968-11-24 MIA W, 34-10 2 9 pass Larry Csonka 9 yard pass from Bob Griese (Jimmy Keyes kick)
34 1968-11-24 MIA W, 34-10 3 3 pass Karl Noonan 3 yard pass from Bob Griese (Jimmy Keyes kick)
35 1968-11-24 MIA W, 34-10 4 96 interception Dick Anderson 96 yard interception return (Jimmy Keyes kick)
36 1968-11-24 MIA W, 34-10 4 44 pass Karl Noonan 44 yard pass from Bob Griese (Jimmy Keyes kick)
37 1968-12-01 CIN L, 14-33 3 5 pass Estes Banks 5 yard pass from John Stofa (Rod Sherman kick)
38 1968-12-01 CIN L, 14-33 4 27 pass Rod Sherman 27 yard pass from John Stofa (Rod Sherman kick)
39 1968-12-08 @ MIA W, 38-7 1 1 rush Larry Csonka 1 yard rush (Doug Moreau kick)
40 1968-12-08 @ MIA W, 38-7 2 3 pass Karl Noonan 3 yard pass from Bob Griese (Doug Moreau kick)
41 1968-12-08 @ MIA W, 38-7 2 7 pass Doug Moreau 7 yard pass from Bob Griese (Doug Moreau kick)
42 1968-12-08 @ MIA W, 38-7 2 1 rush Larry Csonka 1 yard rush (Doug Moreau kick)
43 1968-12-08 @ MIA W, 38-7 4 0 fumble Frank Emanuel 0 yard fumble return (Doug Moreau kick)
44 1968-12-15 @ HOU W, 45-17 1 9 pass Jim Beirne 9 yard pass from Don Trull (Wayne Walker kick)
45 1968-12-15 @ HOU W, 45-17 2 1 rush Hoyle Granger 1 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
46 1968-12-15 @ HOU W, 45-17 2 6 pass Jim Beirne 6 yard pass from Don Trull (Wayne Walker kick)
47 1968-12-15 @ HOU W, 45-17 3 12 rush Hoyle Granger 12 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
48 1968-12-15 @ HOU W, 45-17 4 1 rush Woody Campbell 1 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
49 1968-12-15 @ HOU W, 45-17 4 22 interception Ken Houston 22 yard interception return (Wayne Walker kick)