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1982 New England Patriots

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5-4-0, Finished 3rd in AFC East Division  · 1982 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.4, Offense: -3.7, Defense: 1.3, SoS: -1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 143 points (15.9/g), 21st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 157 points (17.4/g), 7th.
 Differential of -14 points (-1.6/g), 17th.  Expected W-L: 4.0-5.0.

Coach: Ron Meyer (5-4-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Lew Erber
 Defensive Coordinator: Jim Mora

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

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Billy Sullivan
General Manager Bucko Kilroy
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 143 2633 526 5.0 17 8 9 146 93 187 1286 12 9 6.4 63 324 1347 3 4.2 74
Team Defense 157 2808 602 4.7 23 11 10 185 142 267 1519 9 12 5.3 88 315 1289 9 4.1 87
Lg Rank Offense 21 21 5 5 27 28 28 9 3 8 3 2 27 5
Lg Rank Defense 7 13 12 7 22 10 5 5 14 8 26 25 17 21

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 12 boxscore W 1-0 @ Baltimore Colts 24 13 15 330 103 227 1 22 352 221 131 4
2 Sun September 19 boxscore L 1-1 New York Jets 7 31 5 57 -4 61 3 30 396 142 254 2
3 Sun November 21 boxscore L 1-2 @ Cleveland Browns 7 10 13 265 96 169 2 19 225 128 97
4 Sun November 28 boxscore W 2-2 Houston Oilers 29 21 17 378 188 190 3 18 240 169 71 3
5 Sun December 5 boxscore L 2-3 @ Chicago Bears 13 26 15 249 203 46 4 23 342 176 166 3
6 Sun December 12 boxscore W 3-3 Miami Dolphins 3 0 13 212 13 199 1 16 235 59 176 2
7 Sun December 19 boxscore W 4-3 @ Seattle Seahawks 16 0 25 393 144 249 1 12 171 118 53 6
8 Sun December 26 boxscore L 4-4 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 14 37 14 331 283 48 1 28 494 282 212 2
9 Sun January 2 boxscore W 5-4 Buffalo Bills 30 19 29 418 260 158 1 17 353 224 129 1
Playoffs
WildCard Sat January 8 boxscore L 5-5 @ Miami Dolphins 13 28 14 237 160 77 3 27 448 234 214 3

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 29 QB 6 6 4-2-0 66 122 54.1 930 7 5.7 4 3.3 62 7.6 7.3 14.1 155.0 84.4 8 48 6.78 6.48 6.2 0 2
12 Matt Cavanaugh 26 qb 7 3 1-2-0 27 60 45.0 490 5 8.3 5 8.3 75 8.2 6.1 18.1 70.0 66.7 7 86 6.03 4.16 10.4
10 Tom Flick 24 3 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 25.4 9 5-4-0 93 187 49.7 1420 12 6.4 9 4.8 75 7.6 6.7 15.3 157.8 76.5 15 134 6.37 5.55 7.4 0 2
Opp Total 9 142 267 53.2 1691 9 3.4 12 4.5 6.3 4.99 11.9 187.9 65.3 20 172 5.3 4.0 7.0

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
33 Tony Collins 23 RB 9 9 164 632 1 54 3.9 70.2 18.2 19 187 9.8 2 33 2.1 20.8 819 3 5
34 Mark van Eeghen 30 FB 9 5 82 386 0 17 4.7 42.9 9.1 2 14 7.0 1 9 0.2 1.6 400 1 2
30 Mosi Tatupu 27 9 0 30 168 0 26 5.6 18.7 3.3 168 0 0
24 Robert Weathers 22 rb 6 2 24 83 1 18 3.5 13.8 4.0 3 24 8.0 0 22 0.5 4.0 107 1 1
39 Sam Cunningham 32 rb 6 2 9 21 0 4 2.3 3.5 1.5 21 0 0
14 Steve Grogan 29 QB 6 6 9 42 1 19 4.7 7.0 1.5 42 1 2
86 Stanley Morgan 27 WR 9 9 2 3 0 3 1.5 0.3 0.2 28 584 20.9 3 75 3.1 64.9 587 3 0
12 Matt Cavanaugh 26 qb 7 3 2 3 0 3 1.5 0.4 0.3 3 0 1
82 Ken Toler 23 9 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.4 0.1 2 63 31.5 2 33 0.2 7.0 67 2 0
43 Vagas Ferguson 25 2 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 2.5 0.5 5 0 0
80 Don Hasselbeck 27 TE 9 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 158 10.5 1 41 1.7 17.6 158 1 0
87 Lin Dawson 23 te 8 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 160 12.3 1 26 1.6 20.0 160 1 0
88 Morris Bradshaw 30 WR 8 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 111 18.5 1 48 0.8 13.9 111 1 1
81 Preston Brown 24 wr 9 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 114 28.5 1 41 0.4 12.7 114 1 0
83 Cedric Jones 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.5 2.5 5 0 0
Team Total 25.4 9 324 1347 3 54 4.2 149.7 36.0 93 1420 15.3 12 75 10.3 157.8 2767 15 16
Opp Total 9 315 1289 9 4.1 143.2 35.0 142 1519 10.7 9 15.8 168.8 2808 18 19

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
27 Ricky Smith 22 KR/PR 9 0 16 139 0 19 8.7 24 567 1 98 23.6 706
45 Greg Taylor 24 1 0 2 46 0 27 23.0 46
47 Paul Dombroski 26 9 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 19
22 Keith Lee 25 db 9 2 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
Team Total 25.4 9 16 139 0 19 8.7 28 646 1 98 23.1 3552
Opp Total 9 26 191 0 7.3 32 614 0 19.2

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
3 Rich Camarillo 23 P 9 0 49 2140 76 0 43.7
1 John Smith 33 K 4 0 1 2 2 2 2 3 1 8 5 62.5% 7 6 85.7%
2 Dan Miller 22 k 2 0 2 2 1 3 2 66.7% 5 4 80.0%
7 Rex Robinson 23 k 3 0 1 1 1 2 1 50.0% 5 5 100.0%
Team Total 25.4 9 1 5 5 4 2 3 1 13 8 61.5% 17 15 88.2% 49 2140 76 0 43.7
Opp Total 9 15 10 66.7% 18 17 94.4% 43 1707 39.7

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
55 Don Blackmon 24 ROLB 9 9 4.5 2 7 0 7 0 0 0 2 47 0
33 Tony Collins 23 RB 9 9 0 5 2 0 0
38 Roland James 24 SS 7 7 2.0 3 12 0 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
27 Ricky Smith 22 KR/PR 9 0 0 3 2 -7 0
40 Mike Haynes* 29 LCB 9 9 4 26 0 26 0
85 Julius Adams 34 RDE 9 9 2.0 0 0 1 0 0
14 Steve Grogan 29 QB 6 6 0 2 1 0 0
25 Rick Sanford 25 FS 9 9 2 105 1 99 0 0 0 1 0 0
77 Kenneth Sims 23 LDE 9 9 3.0
53 Clayton Weishuhn 23 RILB 9 9 2.0 0 0 1 0 0
72 Lester Williams 23 NT 9 9 2.0 0 0 1 0 0
26 Raymond Clayborn 27 RCB 9 9 1 26 0 26 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Mark van Eeghen 30 FB 9 5 0 2 0 0 0
50 Larry McGrew 25 LOLB 8 8 1.5
88 Morris Bradshaw 30 WR 8 5 0 1 0 0 0
58 Pete Brock 28 C 9 9 0 0 1 0 0
12 Matt Cavanaugh 26 qb 7 3 0 1 0 0 0
91 George Crump 23 9 0 1.0 1
47 Paul Dombroski 26 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
70 Luther Henson 23 8 0 1.0
31 Fred Marion 23 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
98 Dennis Owens 22 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
56 Andre Tippett 23 lb 9 1 0 0 1 0 0
24 Robert Weathers 22 rb 6 2 0 1 0 0 0
54 John Zamberlin 26 8 0 1.0
Team Total 25.4 9 20.0 12 176 1 99 0 0 16 17 40 0 1
Opp Total 9 15 19 8 1

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 33 K 4 0 6 5 21
33 Tony Collins 23 RB 9 9 1 2 3 18
86 Stanley Morgan 27 WR 9 9 3 3 18
82 Ken Toler 23 9 0 2 2 12
2 Dan Miller 22 k 2 0 4 2 10
7 Rex Robinson 23 k 3 0 5 1 8
88 Morris Bradshaw 30 WR 8 5 1 1 6
81 Preston Brown 24 wr 9 4 1 1 6
87 Lin Dawson 23 te 8 4 1 1 6
14 Steve Grogan 29 QB 6 6 1 1 6
80 Don Hasselbeck 27 TE 9 5 1 1 6
25 Rick Sanford 25 FS 9 9 1 1 6
27 Ricky Smith 22 KR/PR 9 0 1 1 6
34 Mark van Eeghen 30 FB 9 5 1 1 6
24 Robert Weathers 22 rb 6 2 1 1 6
91 George Crump 23 9 0 1 2
Team Total 25.4 9 3 12 1 1 17 15 8 1 143
Opp Total 9 9 9 17 10 1 157