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1983 New England Patriots

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8-8-0, Finished 2nd in AFC East Division  · 1983 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.0, Offense: -4.7, Defense: 3.7, SoS: -0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 274 points (17.1/g), 24th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 289 points (18.1/g), 3rd.
 Differential of -15 points (-0.9/g), 15th.  Expected W-L: 7.5-8.5.

Coach: Ron Meyer (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Lew Erber
 Defensive Coordinator: Rod Rust

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

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Billy Sullivan
General Manager Pat Sullivan
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 274 5311 995 5.3 38 20 16 284 220 412 2706 16 18 5.9 138 538 2605 19 4.8 130
Team Defense 289 5576 1102 5.1 36 19 25 326 277 514 3295 19 17 6.0 172 549 2281 9 4.2 129
Lg Rank Offense 24 13 11 20 25 26 25 21 5 15 10 5 5 1
Lg Rank Defense 3 20 17 9 22 17 17 6 23 13 20 21 1 16

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 4 boxscore L OT 0-1 Baltimore Colts 23 29 19 422 200 222 4 21 455 283 172 3
2 Sun September 11 boxscore L 0-2 @ Miami Dolphins 24 34 19 314 187 127 2 21 396 195 201 1
3 Sun September 18 boxscore W 1-2 New York Jets 23 13 22 398 70 328 19 266 177 89
4 Sun September 25 boxscore W 2-2 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 28 23 12 296 208 88 1 30 448 238 210 3
5 Sun October 2 boxscore L 2-3 San Francisco 49ers 13 33 14 295 220 75 3 29 426 252 174
6 Sun October 9 boxscore L 2-4 @ Baltimore Colts 7 12 20 403 242 161 4 13 302 126 176 2
7 Sun October 16 boxscore W 3-4 San Diego Chargers 37 21 24 347 178 169 27 427 341 86 4
8 Sun October 23 boxscore W 4-4 @ Buffalo Bills 31 0 21 444 244 200 14 292 199 93 3
9 Sun October 30 boxscore L 4-5 @ Atlanta Falcons 13 24 22 417 248 169 5 28 430 235 195 2
10 Sun November 6 boxscore W 5-5 Buffalo Bills 21 7 19 450 251 199 4 20 263 186 77 4
11 Sun November 13 boxscore W 6-5 Miami Dolphins 17 6 20 386 162 224 1 13 207 126 81 1
12 Sun November 20 boxscore L 6-6 Cleveland Browns 0 30 12 190 76 114 5 16 227 51 176 1
13 Sun November 27 boxscore L 6-7 @ New York Jets 3 26 12 208 112 96 2 21 421 305 116 2
14 Sun December 4 boxscore W 7-7 New Orleans Saints 7 0 14 207 16 191 1 15 278 119 159 3
15 Sun December 11 boxscore W 8-7 @ Los Angeles Rams 21 7 15 275 145 130 3 18 370 264 106 7
16 Sun December 18 boxscore L 8-8 @ Seattle Seahawks 6 24 19 259 147 112 3 21 368 198 170

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 30 QB 12 12 6-6-0 168 303 55.4 2411 15 5.0 12 4.0 76 8.0 7.2 14.4 200.9 81.4 29 195 6.67 5.95 8.7 2 2
11 Tony Eason 24 qb 16 4 2-2-0 46 95 48.4 557 1 1.1 5 5.3 35 5.9 3.7 12.1 34.8 48.4 16 139 3.77 1.92 14.4
19 Mike Kerrigan 23 1 0 6 14 42.9 72 0 0.0 1 7.1 19 5.1 1.9 12.0 72.0 29.5 0 0 5.14 1.93 0.0
Team Total 25.7 16 8-8-0 220 412 53.4 3040 16 3.9 18 4.4 76 7.4 6.2 13.8 190.0 72.1 45 334 5.92 4.85 9.8 2 2
Opp Total 16 277 514 53.9 3565 19 3.7 17 3.3 6.9 6.19 12.9 222.8 74.4 39 270 6.0 5.3 7.1

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* 24 RB 16 16 219 1049 10 50 4.8 65.6 13.7 27 257 9.5 0 20 1.7 16.1 1306 10 10
30 Mosi Tatupu 28 rb 16 1 106 578 4 55 5.5 36.1 6.6 10 97 9.7 1 17 0.6 6.1 675 5 1
34 Mark van Eeghen 31 FB 15 11 95 358 2 11 3.8 23.9 6.3 10 102 10.2 0 23 0.7 6.8 460 2 1
24 Robert Weathers 23 rb 15 4 73 418 1 77 5.7 27.9 4.9 23 212 9.2 0 19 1.5 14.1 630 1 4
14 Steve Grogan 30 QB 12 12 23 108 2 17 4.7 9.0 1.9 1 -8 -8.0 0 -8 0.1 -0.7 100 2 4
11 Tony Eason 24 qb 16 4 19 39 0 12 2.1 2.4 1.2 39 0 5
86 Stanley Morgan 28 WR 16 16 1 13 0 13 13.0 0.8 0.1 58 863 14.9 2 50 3.6 53.9 876 2 5
82 Clarence Weathers 21 16 0 1 28 0 28 28.0 1.8 0.1 19 379 19.9 3 58 1.2 23.7 407 3 2
19 Mike Kerrigan 23 1 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14.0 1.0 14 0 0
88 Derrick Ramsey 27 te 14 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 335 14.0 6 39 1.7 23.9 335 6 0
83 Cedric Jones 23 WR 15 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 323 16.2 1 30 1.3 21.5 323 1 1
81 Stephen Starring 22 wr 15 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 389 22.9 2 76 1.1 25.9 389 2 1
87 Lin Dawson 24 TE 13 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 84 9.3 1 14 0.7 6.5 84 1 0
80 Don Hasselbeck 28 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 7 7.0 0 7 1.0 7.0 7 0 0
80 Brooks Williams 29 te 13 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.1 0.0 0 0 0
Team Total 25.7 16 538 2605 19 77 4.8 162.8 33.6 220 3040 13.8 16 76 13.8 190.0 5645 35 47
Opp Total 16 549 2281 9 4.2 142.6 34.3 277 3295 11.9 19 17.3 205.9 5576 28 30

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 23 KR/PR 16 0 38 398 0 55 10.5 42 916 0 53 21.8 1314
82 Clarence Weathers 21 16 0 4 1 0 3 0.3 3 58 0 33 19.3 466
22 Keith Lee 26 15 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 4 40 0 19 10.0 40
83 Cedric Jones 23 WR 15 11 4 63 0 23 15.8 386
24 Robert Weathers 23 rb 15 4 3 68 0 29 22.7 698
59 Tim Golden 24 lb 16 1 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
25 Rick Sanford 26 FS 16 16 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 25.7 16 44 399 0 55 9.1 57 1155 0 53 20.3 7199
Opp Total 16 48 392 0 8.2 55 1082 0 19.7

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* 24 P 16 0 81 3615 70 0 44.6
5 Fred Steinfort 31 K 9 0 4 3 5 3 6 15 6 40.0% 17 16 94.1%
1 John Smith 34 k 5 0 1 1 4 1 1 1 6 3 50.0% 15 12 80.0%
2 Joaquin Zendejas 23 k 2 0 1 1 0.0% 4 3 75.0%
Team Total 25.7 16 5 4 9 4 8 1 22 9 40.9% 36 31 86.1% 81 3615 70 0 44.6
Opp Total 16 31 24 77.4% 30 29 96.7% 78 3276 42.0

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
27 Ricky Smith 23 KR/PR 16 0 0 11 6 0 0
33 Tony Collins* 24 RB 16 16 0 10 2 0 0
38 Roland James 25 SS 16 16 2.0 5 99 0 46 0 0 0 4 0 0
56 Andre Tippett 24 LOLB 15 13 8.5 0 0 1 0 0
85 Julius Adams 35 RDE 16 16 8.0 0 0 1 0 0
25 Rick Sanford 26 FS 16 16 7 24 0 16 0 0 1 1 26 0
86 Stanley Morgan 28 WR 16 16 0 5 2 0 0
11 Tony Eason 24 qb 16 4 0 5 1 0 0
14 Steve Grogan 30 QB 12 12 0 4 1 0 0
98 Dennis Owens 23 NT 16 14 4.0 0 0 1 4 0
53 Clayton Weishuhn 24 RILB 16 16 2.0 0 0 3 0 0
55 Don Blackmon 25 ROLB 15 14 3.5 1 39 0 39 0
50 Larry McGrew 26 lolb 16 5 2.0 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Robert Weathers 23 rb 15 4 0 4 0 0 0
75 Bob Cryder 27 RT 14 14 0 0 3 0 0
73 John Hannah*+ 32 LG 16 16 0 0 3 0 0
22 Keith Lee 26 15 0 0 1 2 0 0
57 Steve Nelson 32 lilb 8 7 1.0 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
52 Johnny Rembert 22 LILB 15 8 2.0 0 0 1 0 0
82 Clarence Weathers 21 16 0 0 2 1 0 0
74 Dave Browning 27 12 0 2.0
59 Tim Golden 24 lb 16 1 0 0 2 0 0
31 Fred Marion 24 16 0 2 4 0 4 0
95 Ed Reynolds 22 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
30 Mosi Tatupu 28 rb 16 1 0 1 1 0 0
34 Mark van Eeghen 31 FB 15 11 0 1 1 0 0
90 Toby Williams 24 LDE 16 10 2.0
83 Cedric Jones 23 WR 15 11 0 1 0 0 0
42 Ronnie Lippett 23 LCB 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
35 George Peoples 23 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
81 Stephen Starring 22 wr 15 3 0 1 0 0 0
72 Lester Williams 24 nt 15 1 1.0
78 Marshall Harris 28 de 6 2 0.5
65 Doug Rogers 23 10 0 0.5
Team Total 25.7 16 39.0 17 202 1 46 0 0 47 43 30 0
Opp Total 16 45 30 11 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
33 Tony Collins* 24 RB 16 16 10 10 60
88 Derrick Ramsey 27 te 14 7 6 6 36
5 Fred Steinfort 31 K 9 0 16 6 34
30 Mosi Tatupu 28 rb 16 1 4 1 5 30
1 John Smith 34 k 5 0 12 3 21
82 Clarence Weathers 21 16 0 3 3 18
14 Steve Grogan 30 QB 12 12 2 2 12
86 Stanley Morgan 28 WR 16 16 2 2 12
81 Stephen Starring 22 wr 15 3 2 2 12
34 Mark van Eeghen 31 FB 15 11 2 2 12
87 Lin Dawson 24 TE 13 10 1 1 6
83 Cedric Jones 23 WR 15 11 1 1 6
24 Robert Weathers 23 rb 15 4 1 1 6
53 Clayton Weishuhn 24 RILB 16 16 1 1 6
2 Joaquin Zendejas 23 k 2 0 3 3
Team Total 25.7 16 19 16 1 36 31 9 274
Opp Total 16 9 19 2 1 29 24 1 289