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1980 New England Patriots

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10-6-0, AFC East Division  · 1980 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.5, Offense: 6.8, Defense: -0.3, SoS: -0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 441 points (27.6/g), 2nd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 325 points (20.3/g), 17th.
 Differential of 116 points (7.2/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 10.8-5.2.

Coach: Ron Erhardt (10-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jim Ringo
 Defensive Coordinator: Fritz Shurmur
 Other Notable Asst.: Bill Parcells (Linebackers)

Stadium: Schaefer Stadium
 Training Camp: Bryant College (Smithfield, Rhode Island)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Billy Sullivan
General Manager Bucko Kilroy
Offensive Scheme Erhardt-Perkins
Defensive Alignment 3-4

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 441 5435 1026 5.3 36 9 26 319 240 413 3195 27 27 7.3 154 588 2240 19 3.8 139
Team Defense 325 4762 984 4.8 34 10 11 270 266 458 2886 28 24 5.7 141 482 1876 12 3.9 118
Lg Rank Offense 2 10 9 3 9 26 12 7 25 1 4 7 5 21
Lg Rank Defense 17 8 16 25 4 8 7 25 11 9 9 11 8 17

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 7 boxscore W 1-0 Cleveland Browns 34 17 27 452 266 186 2 16 263 215 48 2
2 Sun September 14 boxscore L 1-1 Atlanta Falcons 21 37 21 260 153 107 3 22 404 237 167 1
3 Sun September 21 boxscore W 2-1 @ Seattle Seahawks 37 31 23 474 271 203 1 22 433 299 134 2
4 Mon September 29 boxscore W 3-1 Denver Broncos 23 14 23 357 200 157 2 8 170 62 108 1
5 Sun October 5 boxscore W 4-1 @ New York Jets 21 11 16 254 174 80 1 20 303 211 92 2
6 Sun October 12 boxscore W 5-1 Miami Dolphins 34 0 21 360 180 180 4 8 88 27 61 4
7 Sun October 19 boxscore W 6-1 @ Baltimore Colts 37 21 21 381 264 117 21 306 160 146 2
8 Sun October 26 boxscore L 6-2 @ Buffalo Bills 13 31 8 148 109 39 4 21 357 176 181 3
9 Sun November 2 boxscore W 7-2 New York Jets 34 21 16 273 185 88 2 18 335 222 113 4
10 Mon November 10 boxscore L 7-3 @ Houston Oilers 34 38 27 473 374 99 2 20 390 242 148 1
11 Sun November 16 boxscore L 7-4 Los Angeles Rams 14 17 14 202 99 103 5 13 257 150 107 2
12 Sun November 23 boxscore W 8-4 Baltimore Colts 47 21 23 386 141 245 1 18 327 172 155 5
13 Sun November 30 boxscore L 8-5 @ San Francisco 49ers 17 21 16 343 262 81 6 15 229 128 101 2
14 Mon December 8 boxscore L OT 8-6 @ Miami Dolphins 13 16 15 275 155 120 17 291 173 118
15 Sun December 14 boxscore W 9-6 Buffalo Bills 24 2 21 324 129 195 2 8 161 53 108 3
16 Sun December 21 boxscore W 10-6 @ New Orleans Saints 38 27 27 473 233 240 1 23 448 359 89

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
14 Steve Grogan 27 QB 12 12 7-5-0 175 306 57.2 2475 18 5.9 22 7.2 71 8.1 6.0 14.1 206.3 73.1 17 138 7.24 5.28 5.3 1 1
12 Matt Cavanaugh 24 qb 16 4 3-1-0 63 105 60.0 885 9 8.6 5 4.8 40 8.4 8.0 14.0 55.3 95.9 8 62 7.28 6.88 7.1 1 1
29 Harold Jackson 34 WR 16 15 2 2 100.0 35 0 0.0 0 0.0 23 17.5 17.5 17.5 2.2 118.7 0 0 17.50 17.50 0.0
Team Total 26.6 16 10-6-0 240 413 58.1 3395 27 6.5 27 6.5 71 8.2 6.6 14.1 212.2 79.3 25 200 7.29 5.75 5.7 2 2
Opp Total 16 266 458 58.1 3232 28 6.1 24 5.2 7.1 5.92 12.2 202.0 78.4 44 346 5.7 4.7 8.8

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
43 Vagas Ferguson 23 RB 16 16 211 818 2 44 3.9 51.1 13.2 22 173 7.9 0 18 1.4 10.8 991 2 3
44 Don Calhoun 28 FB 16 16 200 787 9 22 3.9 49.2 12.5 27 129 4.8 0 12 1.7 8.1 916 9 2
23 Horace Ivory 26 KR 14 0 42 111 2 20 2.6 7.9 3.0 12 95 7.9 0 19 0.9 6.8 206 2 3
30 Mosi Tatupu 25 16 0 33 97 3 11 2.9 6.1 2.1 4 27 6.8 0 11 0.3 1.7 124 3 0
14 Steve Grogan 27 QB 12 12 30 112 1 19 3.7 9.3 2.5 112 1 4
22 Chuck Foreman 30 16 0 23 63 1 7 2.7 3.9 1.4 14 99 7.1 0 18 0.9 6.2 162 1 0
12 Matt Cavanaugh 24 qb 16 4 19 97 0 22 5.1 6.1 1.2 97 0 1
32 Andy Johnson 28 16 0 11 26 0 11 2.4 1.6 0.7 24 259 10.8 3 22 1.5 16.2 285 3 0
35 Allan Clark 23 11 0 9 56 1 15 6.2 5.1 0.8 56 1 0
29 Harold Jackson 34 WR 16 15 5 37 0 16 7.4 2.3 0.3 35 737 21.1 5 40 2.2 46.1 774 5 0
86 Stanley Morgan* 25 WR 16 16 4 36 0 16 9.0 2.3 0.3 45 991 22.0 6 71 2.8 61.9 1027 6 0
6 Mike Hubach 22 P 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 0
81 Russ Francis 27 TE 15 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 41 664 16.2 8 39 2.7 44.3 664 8 0
80 Don Hasselbeck 25 te 16 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 130 16.3 4 35 0.5 8.1 130 4 0
88 Carlos Pennywell 24 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 31 7.8 1 16 0.4 2.8 31 1 0
83 Don Westbrook 27 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 60 15.0 0 21 0.3 4.3 60 0 0
Team Total 26.6 16 588 2240 19 44 3.8 140.0 36.8 240 3395 14.1 27 71 15.0 212.2 5635 46 19
Opp Total 16 482 1876 12 3.9 117.3 30.1 266 2886 10.8 28 16.6 180.4 4762 40 31

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
23 Horace Ivory 26 KR 14 0 36 992 1 98 27.6 1198
38 Roland James 22 PR/SS 16 10 33 331 1 75 10.0 331
87 Preston Brown 22 5 0 10 42 0 14 4.2 9 156 0 26 17.3 198
40 Mike Haynes* 27 RCB 13 12 17 140 0 35 8.2 140
28 Bill Currier 25 16 0 6 98 0 26 16.3 98
35 Allan Clark 23 11 0 3 21 0 13 7.0 77
88 Carlos Pennywell 24 11 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 31
83 Don Westbrook 27 14 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 74
Team Total 26.6 16 60 513 1 75 8.6 56 1281 1 98 22.9 7429
Opp Total 16 28 237 0 8.5 89 1649 0 18.5

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
1 John Smith* 31 K 16 0 2 2 11 11 14 10 7 3 34 26 76.5% 51 51 100.0%
6 Mike Hubach 22 P 16 0 63 2392 69 0 38.0
Team Total 26.6 16 2 2 11 11 14 10 7 3 34 26 76.5% 51 51 100.0% 63 2392 69 0 38.0
Opp Total 16 20 14 70.0% 40 39 97.5% 92 3763 40.9

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
66 Steve McMichael 23 6 0 5 0
38 Roland James 22 PR/SS 16 10 4 32 0 19 0 0 2 1 0 0
26 Raymond Clayborn 25 LCB 16 16 5 87 0 29 0 0 0 1 0 0
40 Mike Haynes* 27 RCB 13 12 1 31 0 31 0 0 2 3 6 0
14 Steve Grogan 27 QB 12 12 0 4 1 -10 0
48 Tim Fox* 27 FS 16 16 4 41 0 23 0
57 Steve Nelson* 29 LILB 16 16 3 37 0 33 0 0 0 1 0 0
56 Rod Shoate 27 ROLB 16 16 3 50 1 42 0 0 0 1 0 0
43 Vagas Ferguson 23 RB 16 16 0 3 0 0 0
23 Horace Ivory 26 KR 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
25 Rick Sanford 23 ss 16 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 22 1
44 Don Calhoun 28 FB 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
12 Matt Cavanaugh 24 qb 16 4 0 1 1 -4 0
59 Mike Hawkins 25 LOLB 16 16 2 5 0 5 0
61 Sam Adams 32 RG 15 14 0 0 1 0 0
64 Richard Bishop 30 lde 13 5 0 0 1 0 0
58 Pete Brock 26 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
87 Preston Brown 22 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
35 Allan Clark 23 11 0 0 0 1 15 1
22 Chuck Foreman 30 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
71 Ray Hamilton 29 NT 15 15 0 0 1 0 0
6 Mike Hubach 22 P 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
53 Bill Matthews 24 16 0 1 5 0 5 0
34 Prentice McCray 29 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Stanley Morgan* 25 WR 16 16 0 0 1 3 0
62 Dwight Wheeler 25 LT 16 16 0 1 0 -41 0
Team Total 26.6 16 24 288 1 42 0 0 19 20 -9 2 5 0
Opp Total 16 25 31 21 2

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 John Smith* 31 K 16 0 51 26 129
44 Don Calhoun 28 FB 16 16 9 9 54
81 Russ Francis 27 TE 15 15 8 8 48
86 Stanley Morgan* 25 WR 16 16 6 6 36
29 Harold Jackson 34 WR 16 15 5 5 30
80 Don Hasselbeck 25 te 16 2 4 4 24
23 Horace Ivory 26 KR 14 0 2 1 3 18
32 Andy Johnson 28 16 0 3 3 18
30 Mosi Tatupu 25 16 0 3 3 18
35 Allan Clark 23 11 0 1 1 2 12
43 Vagas Ferguson 23 RB 16 16 2 2 12
22 Chuck Foreman 30 16 0 1 1 6
14 Steve Grogan 27 QB 12 12 1 1 6
40 Mike Haynes* 27 RCB 13 12 1 1 6
38 Roland James 22 PR/SS 16 10 1 1 6
88 Carlos Pennywell 24 11 0 1 1 6
25 Rick Sanford 23 ss 16 10 1 1 6
56 Rod Shoate 27 ROLB 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 26.6 16 19 27 1 1 2 1 1 52 51 26 441
Opp Total 16 12 28 39 14 2 325