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1970 Boston Patriots

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2-12-0, Finished 5th in AFC East Division  · 1970 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -15.9, Offense: -9.1, Defense: -6.8, SoS: -0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 149 points (10.6/g), 26th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 361 points (25.8/g), 26th.
 Differential of -212 points (-15.1/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 1.5-12.5.

Coach: John Mazur (1-6-0) and Clive Rush (1-6-0)

Stadium: Harvard Stadium
 Training Camp: University of Massachusetts (Amherst, Massachusetts)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Billy Sullivan
General Manager George Sauer Sr.
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 149 2626 768 3.4 41 13 23 184 176 392 1586 7 28 3.7 98 334 1040 11 3.1 63
Team Defense 361 4261 865 4.9 25 17 22 242 177 334 2187 19 8 6.0 105 503 2074 20 4.1 115
Lg Rank Offense 26 26 22 7 23 11 26 26 24 26 26 26 12 25
Lg Rank Defense 26 23 25 3 22 2 10 18 26 23 26 26 26 21

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 20 boxscore W 1-0 Miami Dolphins 27 14 18 301 117 184 1 15 214 119 95 3
2 Sun September 27 boxscore L 1-1 New York Jets 21 31 12 209 139 70 3 18 283 96 187 2
3 Sun October 4 boxscore L 1-2 Baltimore Colts 6 14 12 240 180 60 1 14 236 138 98 1
4 Sun October 11 boxscore L 1-3 @ Kansas City Chiefs 10 23 6 105 29 76 7 20 346 74 272 5
5 Sun October 18 boxscore L 1-4 New York Giants 0 16 14 155 62 93 3 13 224 102 122
6 Sun October 25 boxscore L 1-5 @ Baltimore Colts 3 27 12 170 125 45 4 14 272 171 101 1
7 Sun November 1 boxscore L 1-6 Buffalo Bills 10 45 19 251 151 100 5 18 364 149 215 2
8 Sun November 8 boxscore L 1-7 @ St. Louis Cardinals 0 31 19 195 159 36 4 15 283 132 151 1
9 Sun November 15 boxscore L 1-8 San Diego Chargers 14 16 15 179 84 95 2 15 267 238 29
10 Sun November 22 boxscore L 1-9 @ New York Jets 3 17 5 80 57 23 1 19 293 141 152 2
11 Sun November 29 boxscore W 2-9 @ Buffalo Bills 14 10 10 167 109 58 4 12 325 230 95 2
12 Sun December 6 boxscore L 2-10 @ Miami Dolphins 20 37 19 243 176 67 18 301 93 208 2
13 Sun December 13 boxscore L 2-11 Minnesota Vikings 14 35 15 182 116 66 4 28 429 317 112 4
14 Sun December 20 boxscore L 2-12 @ Cincinnati Bengals 7 45 8 149 82 67 2 23 424 187 237

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
11 Joe Kapp 32 QB 11 10 1-9-0 98 219 44.7% 1104 3 1.4 17 7.8 48 5.0 1.8 11.3 100.4 32.6 27 231 3.55 0.68 11.0
17 Mike Taliaferro 29 qb 11 4 1-3-0 78 173 45.1% 871 4 2.3 11 6.4 45 5.0 2.6 11.2 79.2 41.8 15 158 3.79 1.59 8.0
Team Total 26.8 14 2-12-0 176 392 44.9% 1975 7 1.8 28 7.1 48 5.0 2.2 11.2 141.1 36.7 42 389 3.65 1.07 9.7 0 0
Opp Total 14 177 334 53.0% 2430 19 5.7 8 2.4 7.3 7.34 13.7 173.6 85.5 28 243 6.0 6.1 7.7

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 28 FB/rb 13 13 145 522 7 21 3.6 40.2 11.2 26 148 5.7 0 16 2.0 11.4 670 7 6
30 Carl Garrett 23 PR/RB 13 12 88 272 4 26 3.1 20.9 6.8 26 216 8.3 0 29 2.0 16.6 488 4 1
32 Odell Lawson 22 KR 14 2 56 99 0 15 1.8 7.1 4.0 11 113 10.3 0 19 0.8 8.1 212 0 2
11 Joe Kapp 32 QB 11 10 20 71 0 14 3.6 6.5 1.8 71 0 1
22 Sid Blanks 30 14 0 13 44 0 12 3.4 3.1 0.9 5 49 9.8 0 18 0.4 3.5 93 0 0
36 Eddie Ray 23 rb 5 1 5 13 0 4 2.6 2.6 1.0 13 0 0
24 Bob Gladieux 23 8 0 4 8 0 8 2.0 1.0 0.5 8 0 0
17 Mike Taliaferro 29 qb 11 4 3 11 0 6 3.7 1.0 0.3 11 0 5
34 Ron Sellers 23 WR 13 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 38 550 14.5 4 48 2.9 42.3 550 4 0
40 Bake Turner 30 WR 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 428 15.3 2 43 2.0 30.6 428 2 0
86 Barry Brown 27 TE 14 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 145 9.7 0 22 1.1 10.4 145 0 0
82 Tom Beer 26 te 14 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 150 13.6 0 25 0.8 10.7 150 0 1
81 Charley Frazier 31 wr 9 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 86 9.6 0 16 1.0 9.6 86 0 0
33 Bill Rademacher 28 wr 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 51 12.8 0 16 0.3 3.6 51 0 0
84 Gayle Knief 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 39 13.0 1 22 1.0 13.0 39 1 0
Team Total 26.8 14 334 1040 11 26 3.1 74.3 23.9 176 1975 11.2 7 48 12.6 141.1 3015 18 18
Opp Total 14 503 2074 20 4.1 148.1 35.9 177 2187 12.4 19 12.6 156.2 4261 39 33

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
30 Carl Garrett 23 PR/RB 13 12 17 168 0 62 9.9 24 511 0 30 21.3 1167
32 Odell Lawson 22 KR 14 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 25 546 0 52 21.8 758
22 Sid Blanks 30 14 0 9 83 0 22 9.2 7 152 0 29 21.7 328
41 Larry Carwell 26 LCB 10 9 3 48 0 45 16.0 1 30 0 30 30.0 78
23 Daryl Johnson 24 RCB 14 14 2 6 0 6 3.0 6
82 Tom Beer 26 te 14 4 1 4 0 4 4.0 154
27 Randy Beverly 26 db 13 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
86 Barry Brown 27 TE 14 10 1 0 0 0 0.0 145
54 Marty Schottenheimer 27 lb 12 4 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
53 Fred Whittingham 31 13 0 1 24 0 24 24.0 24
Team Total 26.8 14 32 305 0 62 9.5 62 1275 0 52 20.6 4595
Opp Total 14 42 303 0 7.2 41 841 2 20.5

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
21 Tom Janik 30 P 14 0 86 3364 57 1 39.1
20 Gino Cappelletti 36 K 13 0 3 2 4 3 2 5 1 1 15 6 40.0%% 13 12 92.3%%
7 Charlie Gogolak 26 k 6 0 1 1 2 1 3 1 7 2 28.6%% 5 5 100.0%%
Team Total 26.8 14 4 3 4 3 4 1 8 1 2 22 8 36.4%% 18 17 94.4%% 86 3364 57 1 39.1
Opp Total 14 28 17 60.7%% 44 44 100.0%% 63 2759 43.8

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
35 Jim Nance 28 FB/rb 13 13 0 6 0 0 0
26 Clarence Scott 26 SS 14 14 1 18 0 18 0 0 1 3 5 0
17 Mike Taliaferro 29 qb 11 4 0 5 0 0 0
52 Ed Philpott 25 LLB 14 12 1 23 0 23 0 0 0 3 27 0
30 Carl Garrett 23 PR/RB 13 12 0 1 2 0 0
32 Odell Lawson 22 KR 14 2 0 2 1 0 0
28 Art McMahon 24 db 7 2 1 72 0 72 0 0 0 2 0 0
42 Don Webb 31 FS 14 14 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 0
27 Randy Beverly 26 db 13 3 0 0 2 0 0
23 Daryl Johnson 24 RCB 14 14 2 51 0 42 0
65 Houston Antwine 31 RDE 14 14 0 0 1 11 0
82 Tom Beer 26 te 14 4 0 1 0 0 0
88 Ron Berger 27 RDT 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
57 John Bramlett 29 RLB 12 11 1 16 0 16 0
79 Jim Lee Hunt 32 LDT 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
21 Tom Janik 30 P 14 0 0 1 0 -7 0
11 Joe Kapp 32 QB 11 10 0 1 0 0 0
87 Ike Lassiter 30 lde 5 5 0 0 1 0 0
77 Tom Neville 27 RT 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
33 Bill Rademacher 28 wr 14 1 0 0 1 0 0
60 Len St. Jean 29 RG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
55 J.R. Williamson 29 11 0 1 2 0 2 0
Team Total 26.8 14 8 184 0 72 0 0 18 22 38 0
Opp Total 14 42 33 16 1

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
35 Jim Nance 28 FB/rb 13 13 7 7 42
20 Gino Cappelletti 36 K 13 0 12 6 30
30 Carl Garrett 23 PR/RB 13 12 4 4 24
34 Ron Sellers 23 WR 13 13 4 4 24
40 Bake Turner 30 WR 14 13 2 2 12
7 Charlie Gogolak 26 k 6 0 5 2 11
84 Gayle Knief 24 3 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.8 14 11 7 18 17 8 149
Opp Total 14 20 19 2 2 44 17 1 361

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1970-09-20 MIA W, 27-14 2 10 rush Carl Garrett 10 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
2 1970-09-20 MIA W, 27-14 2 1 rush Jim Nance 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
3 1970-09-20 MIA W, 27-14 4 24 pass Ron Sellers 24 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Gino Cappelletti kick)
4 1970-09-27 NYJ L, 21-31 2 11 rush Jim Nance 11 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
5 1970-09-27 NYJ L, 21-31 3 40 pass Ron Sellers 40 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Gino Cappelletti kick)
6 1970-09-27 NYJ L, 21-31 3 6 rush Carl Garrett 6 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
7 1970-10-11 @ KAN L, 10-23 4 12 pass Bake Turner 12 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Gino Cappelletti kick)
8 1970-11-01 BUF L, 10-45 4 19 rush Jim Nance 19 yard rush (Charlie Gogolak kick)
9 1970-11-15 SDG L, 14-16 1 2 rush Jim Nance 2 yard rush (Charlie Gogolak kick)
10 1970-11-15 SDG L, 14-16 4 14 pass Bake Turner 14 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Charlie Gogolak kick)
11 1970-11-29 @ BUF W, 14-10 2 10 pass Ron Sellers 10 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Gino Cappelletti kick)
12 1970-11-29 @ BUF W, 14-10 3 1 rush Jim Nance 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
13 1970-12-06 @ MIA L, 20-37 2 10 rush Jim Nance 10 yard rush
14 1970-12-06 @ MIA L, 20-37 3 6 rush Carl Garrett 6 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
15 1970-12-06 @ MIA L, 20-37 4 22 pass Gayle Knief 22 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Gino Cappelletti kick)
16 1970-12-13 MIN L, 14-35 2 5 rush Jim Nance 5 yard rush (Charlie Gogolak kick)
17 1970-12-13 MIN L, 14-35 3 3 rush Carl Garrett 3 yard rush (Charlie Gogolak kick)
18 1970-12-20 @ CIN L, 7-45 4 12 pass Ron Sellers 12 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Gino Cappelletti kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1970-09-20 MIA L, 14-27 1 5 rush Bob Griese 5 yard rush (Karl Kremser kick)
2 1970-09-20 MIA L, 14-27 2 5 rush Jim Kiick 5 yard rush (Karl Kremser kick)
3 1970-09-27 NYJ W, 31-21 1 2 rush Matt Snell 2 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
4 1970-09-27 NYJ W, 31-21 2 5 rush Emerson Boozer 5 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
5 1970-09-27 NYJ W, 31-21 2 4 pass Pete Lammons 4 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
6 1970-09-27 NYJ W, 31-21 3 36 interception Earlie Thomas 36 yard interception return (Jim Turner kick)
7 1970-10-04 BAL W, 14-6 2 13 pass Eddie Hinton 13 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Jim O'Brien kick)
8 1970-10-04 BAL W, 14-6 4 55 pass Roy Jefferson 55 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Jim O'Brien kick)
9 1970-10-11 @ KAN W, 23-10 2 1 rush Robert Holmes 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
10 1970-10-11 @ KAN W, 23-10 4 2 rush Robert Holmes 2 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
11 1970-10-18 NYG W, 16-0 2 28 pass Clifton McNeil 28 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
12 1970-10-25 @ BAL W, 27-3 2 5 pass Jack Maitland 5 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Jim O'Brien kick)
13 1970-10-25 @ BAL W, 27-3 2 15 pass Roy Jefferson 15 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Jim O'Brien kick)
14 1970-10-25 @ BAL W, 27-3 4 26 pass Jimmy Orr 26 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Jim O'Brien kick)
15 1970-11-01 BUF W, 45-10 1 2 rush Greg Jones 2 yard rush (Grant Guthrie kick)
16 1970-11-01 BUF W, 45-10 2 56 rush O.J. Simpson 56 yard rush (Grant Guthrie kick)
17 1970-11-01 BUF W, 45-10 2 58 interception Edgar Chandler 58 yard interception return (Grant Guthrie kick)
18 1970-11-01 BUF W, 45-10 2 37 pass Bill Enyart 37 yard pass from Dennis Shaw (Grant Guthrie kick)
19 1970-11-01 BUF W, 45-10 4 13 pass Haven Moses 13 yard pass from James Harris (Grant Guthrie kick)
20 1970-11-01 BUF W, 45-10 4 52 kickoff Greg Jones 52 yard kickoff return (Grant Guthrie kick)
21 1970-11-08 @ STL W, 31-0 1 1 rush MacArthur Lane 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
22 1970-11-08 @ STL W, 31-0 1 25 rush MacArthur Lane 25 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
23 1970-11-08 @ STL W, 31-0 2 26 pass John Gilliam 26 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
24 1970-11-08 @ STL W, 31-0 4 1 rush MacArthur Lane 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
25 1970-11-15 SDG W, 16-14 3 6 pass Lance Alworth 6 yard pass from John Hadl (Mike Mercer kick)
26 1970-11-15 SDG W, 16-14 4 60 pass Gary Garrison 60 yard pass from John Hadl (Mike Mercer kick)
27 1970-11-22 @ NYJ W, 17-3 3 2 rush George Nock 2 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
28 1970-11-22 @ NYJ W, 17-3 4 6 rush George Nock 6 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
29 1970-11-29 @ BUF L, 10-14 4 28 pass Willie Grate 28 yard pass from James Harris (Grant Guthrie kick)
30 1970-12-06 @ MIA W, 37-20 1 96 kickoff Mercury Morris 96 yard kickoff return (Garo Yepremian kick)
31 1970-12-06 @ MIA W, 37-20 1 51 blocked field goal Lloyd Mumphord 51 yard blocked field goal return (Garo Yepremian kick)
32 1970-12-06 @ MIA W, 37-20 2 19 pass Howard Twilley 19 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
33 1970-12-06 @ MIA W, 37-20 3 1 rush Larry Csonka 1 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
34 1970-12-13 MIN W, 35-14 1 50 pass John Henderson 50 yard pass from Bob Lee (Fred Cox kick)
35 1970-12-13 MIN W, 35-14 1 1 rush Dave Osborn 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
36 1970-12-13 MIN W, 35-14 2 21 pass Gene Washington 21 yard pass from Bob Lee (Fred Cox kick)
37 1970-12-13 MIN W, 35-14 3 1 rush Bob Lee 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
38 1970-12-13 MIN W, 35-14 3 5 rush Clint Jones 5 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
39 1970-12-20 @ CIN W, 45-7 1 1 rush Paul Robinson 1 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
40 1970-12-20 @ CIN W, 45-7 1 56 pass Chip Myers 56 yard pass from Virgil Carter (Horst Muhlmann kick)
41 1970-12-20 @ CIN W, 45-7 2 23 pass Paul Robinson 23 yard pass from Sam Wyche (Horst Muhlmann kick)
42 1970-12-20 @ CIN W, 45-7 2 8 rush Sam Wyche 8 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
43 1970-12-20 @ CIN W, 45-7 2 3 rush Paul Robinson 3 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
44 1970-12-20 @ CIN W, 45-7 3 19 pass Speedy Thomas 19 yard pass from Sam Wyche (Horst Muhlmann kick)