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1971 New England Patriots

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6-8-0, AFC East Division  · 1971 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.1, Offense: -2.1, Defense: -3.0, SoS: 1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 238 points (17.0/g), 19th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 325 points (23.2/g), 21st.
 Differential of -87 points (-6.2/g), 22nd.  Expected W-L: 4.5-9.5.

Coach: John Mazur (6-8-0)

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

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Billy Sullivan
General Manager Upton Bell
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 238 3556 785 4.5 32 16 11 190 159 330 1887 19 16 5.2 94 419 1669 7 4.0 85
Team Defense 325 4072 856 4.8 29 14 20 237 170 350 2154 16 15 5.7 111 481 1918 14 4.0 106
Lg Rank Offense 19 21 8 14 24 21 23 5 9 20 18 18 23 14
Lg Rank Defense 21 15 24 15 17 11 14 15 22 14 17 16 15 12

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 19 boxscore W 1-0 Oakland Raiders 20 6 12 261 127 134 3 20 304 99 205 4
2 Sun September 26 boxscore L 1-1 Detroit Lions 7 34 10 246 101 145 3 19 368 204 164
3 Sun October 3 boxscore L 1-2 Baltimore Colts 3 23 9 151 62 89 1 24 358 222 136 2
4 Sun October 10 boxscore W 2-2 New York Jets 20 0 15 337 130 207 2 11 121 8 113 2
5 Sun October 17 boxscore L 2-3 @ Miami Dolphins 3 41 11 117 82 35 3 19 431 216 215
6 Sun October 24 boxscore L 2-4 @ Dallas Cowboys 21 44 17 259 183 76 3 20 406 238 168
7 Sun October 31 boxscore L 2-5 @ San Francisco 49ers 10 27 11 246 69 177 3 13 247 176 71 5
8 Sun November 7 boxscore W 3-5 Houston Oilers 28 20 21 253 154 99 16 331 260 71 3
9 Sun November 14 boxscore W 4-5 Buffalo Bills 38 33 9 299 180 119 3 15 217 128 89 1
10 Sun November 21 boxscore L 4-6 @ Cleveland Browns 7 27 19 292 169 123 4 19 321 146 175
11 Sun November 28 boxscore L 4-7 @ Buffalo Bills 20 27 15 294 105 189 3 15 264 117 147 1
12 Sun December 5 boxscore W 5-7 Miami Dolphins 34 13 14 308 223 85 12 197 99 98 5
13 Sun December 12 boxscore L 5-8 @ New York Jets 6 13 16 250 150 100 2 17 261 95 166 4
14 Sun December 19 boxscore W 6-8 @ Baltimore Colts 21 17 11 243 152 91 2 17 246 146 100 2

Passing

No. 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 Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
16 Jim Plunkett 24 QB 14 14 6-8-0 158 328 48.2 2158 19 5.8 16 4.9 88 6.6 5.5 13.7 154.1 68.6 36 319 5.05 4.12 9.9 1 1
24 Bob Gladieux 24 14 0 1 2 50.0 48 0 0.0 0 0.0 48 24.0 24.0 48.0 3.4 95.8 0 0 24.00 24.00 0.0
Team Total 25.8 14 6-8-0 159 330 48.2 2206 19 5.8 16 4.8 88 6.7 5.7 13.9 157.6 69.1 36 319 5.16 4.23 9.8 1 1
Opp Total 14 170 350 48.6 2403 16 4.6 15 4.3 6.9 5.85 14.1 171.6 68.5 25 249 5.7 4.8 6.7

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. 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
30 Carl Garrett 24 KR/RB 14 14 181 784 1 38 4.3 56.0 12.9 22 265 12.0 1 80 1.6 18.9 1049 2 8
35 Jim Nance 29 FB 13 13 129 463 5 50 3.6 35.6 9.9 18 95 5.3 0 12 1.4 7.3 558 5 2
16 Jim Plunkett 24 QB 14 14 45 210 0 16 4.7 15.0 3.2 210 0 6
24 Bob Gladieux 24 14 0 37 175 0 31 4.7 12.5 2.6 6 60 10.0 0 25 0.4 4.3 235 0 3
40 Jack Maitland 23 14 0 13 25 1 6 1.9 1.8 0.9 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.4 31 1 0
32 Odell Lawson 23 rb 2 1 8 8 0 6 1.0 4.0 4.0 8 0 0
45 Hubie Bryant 25 PR 11 2 4 1 0 1 0.3 0.1 0.4 14 212 15.1 1 48 1.3 19.3 213 1 1
10 Eric Crabtree 27 wr 6 4 2 11 0 18 5.5 1.8 0.3 9 120 13.3 1 31 1.5 20.0 131 1 0
18 Randy Vataha 23 WR 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 51 872 17.1 9 88 3.6 62.3 872 9 0
34 Ron Sellers 24 WR 10 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 222 15.9 3 49 1.4 22.2 222 3 0
68 Tom Beer 27 TE 14 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 191 15.9 3 31 0.9 13.6 191 3 0
86 Roland Moss 25 te 14 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 124 13.8 1 20 0.6 8.9 124 1 0
33 Reggie Rucker 24 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 24 12.0 0 19 0.4 4.8 24 0 0
13 Alfred Sykes 24 wr 4 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.3 3.8 15 0 0
Team Total 25.8 14 419 1669 7 50 4.0 119.2 29.9 159 2206 13.9 19 88 11.4 157.6 3875 26 26
Opp Total 14 481 1918 14 4.0 137.0 34.4 170 2154 12.7 16 12.1 153.9 4072 30 35

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
30 Carl Garrett 24 KR/RB 14 14 8 124 0 50 15.5 24 538 0 37 22.4 1711
45 Hubie Bryant 25 PR 11 2 10 24 0 16 2.4 10 252 0 45 25.2 489
37 Ron Gardin 27 8 0 4 14 0 5 3.5 14 321 0 34 22.9 335
24 Bob Gladieux 24 14 0 4 0 0 0 0.0 6 85 0 20 14.2 320
25 Rickie Harris 28 SS 14 10 5 19 0 9 3.8 19
32 Odell Lawson 23 rb 2 1 2 47 0 25 23.5 55
40 Jack Maitland 23 14 0 2 40 0 21 20.0 71
33 Reggie Rucker 24 5 0 2 45 0 21 22.5 69
62 Halvor Hagen 24 LG 14 14 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
21 Tom Janik 31 P 14 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
43 Irvin Mallory 22 2 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 19
42 Don Webb 32 FS 12 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 25.8 14 31 181 0 50 5.8 64 1354 0 45 21.2 5410
Opp Total 14 36 279 1 7.8 49 1427 1 29.1

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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 31 P 14 2 87 3249 58 0 37.3
7 Charlie Gogolak 27 K 14 0 1 1 3 1 7 6 7 3 3 1 21 12 57.1% 28 28 100.0%
Team Total 25.8 14 1 1 3 1 7 6 7 3 3 1 21 12 57.1% 28 28 100.0% 87 3249 58 0 37.3
Opp Total 14 36 27 75.0% 35 34 97.1% 66 2561 38.8

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
30 Carl Garrett 24 KR/RB 14 14 0 8 1 0 0
57 Steve Kiner 24 RLB 14 14 4 25 0 14 0 0 1 1 2 0
16 Jim Plunkett 24 QB 14 14 0 6 0 0 0
41 Larry Carwell 27 LCB 14 12 5 72 1 53 0
24 Bob Gladieux 24 14 0 0 3 1 0 0
44 John Outlaw 26 RCB 14 14 3 89 1 60 0 0 0 1 0 0
25 Rickie Harris 28 SS 14 10 0 1 2 0 0
40 Jack Maitland 23 14 0 0 0 3 0 0
35 Jim Nance 29 FB 13 13 0 2 1 0 0
27 Randy Beverly 27 db 8 1 2 19 0 19 0
45 Hubie Bryant 25 PR 11 2 0 1 1 0 0
37 Ron Gardin 27 8 0 0 2 0 0 0
21 Tom Janik 31 P 14 2 0 1 1 0 0
70 Dennis Wirgowski 24 RDE 9 9 0 0 2 0 0
68 Tom Beer 27 TE 14 8 0 0 1 0 0
88 Ron Berger 28 ldt 14 7 0 0 1 0 0
50 Jim Cheyunski 26 MLB 14 14 1 24 0 24 0
51 Randy Edmunds 25 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
64 Mike Montler 27 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
56 Jon Morris 29 C 14 13 0 1 0 -28 0
77 Tom Neville 28 RT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
52 Ed Philpott 26 lb 13 4 0 0 1 0 0
13 Alfred Sykes 24 wr 4 1 0 0 1 0 0
42 Don Webb 32 FS 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.8 14 15 229 2 60 0 0 26 22 -26 0
Opp Total 14 36 35 21

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
7 Charlie Gogolak 27 K 14 0 28 12 64
18 Randy Vataha 23 WR 14 13 9 9 54
35 Jim Nance 29 FB 13 13 5 5 30
68 Tom Beer 27 TE 14 8 3 3 18
34 Ron Sellers 24 WR 10 8 3 3 18
30 Carl Garrett 24 KR/RB 14 14 1 1 2 12
86 Roland Moss 25 te 14 6 1 1 2 12
45 Hubie Bryant 25 PR 11 2 1 1 6
41 Larry Carwell 27 LCB 14 12 1 1 6
10 Eric Crabtree 27 wr 6 4 1 1 6
40 Jack Maitland 23 14 0 1 1 6
44 John Outlaw 26 RCB 14 14 1 1 6
Team Total 25.8 14 7 19 2 1 29 28 12 238
Opp Total 14 14 16 1 1 2 1 34 27 325