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1984 New England Patriots

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9-7-0, Finished 2nd in AFC East Division  · 1984 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.1, Offense: 1.0, Defense: -1.1, SoS: -0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 362 points (22.6/g), 10th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 352 points (22.0/g), 18th.
 Differential of 10 points (0.6/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 8.3-7.7.

Coach: Raymond Berry (4-4-0) and Ron Meyer (5-3-0)
 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 362 5263 1048 5.0 29 15 25 315 292 500 3231 26 14 5.7 186 482 2032 15 4.2 104
Team Defense 352 5100 1066 4.8 25 8 20 311 283 513 3214 25 17 5.7 182 498 1886 11 3.8 109
Lg Rank Offense 10 14 5 10 9 13 16 6 3 15 19 11 14 8
Lg Rank Defense 18 9 25 28 14 14 12 20 20 10 15 12 8 9

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 2 boxscore W 1-0 @ Buffalo Bills 21 17 16 315 213 102 2 24 326 232 94 1
2 Sun September 9 boxscore L 1-1 @ Miami Dolphins 7 28 18 332 205 127 5 17 343 269 74 2
3 Sun September 16 boxscore W 2-1 Seattle Seahawks 38 23 22 291 102 189 2 16 252 215 37 3
4 Sun September 23 boxscore L 2-2 Washington Redskins 10 26 13 242 225 17 2 23 332 97 235
5 Sun September 30 boxscore W 3-2 @ New York Jets 28 21 29 476 354 122 1 19 373 258 115 1
6 Sun October 7 boxscore W 4-2 @ Cleveland Browns 17 16 14 254 145 109 23 349 305 44 2
7 Sun October 14 boxscore W 5-2 Cincinnati Bengals 20 14 17 348 173 175 3 20 309 154 155 1
8 Sun October 21 boxscore L 5-3 Miami Dolphins 24 44 18 408 306 102 1 33 552 316 236 1
9 Sun October 28 boxscore W 6-3 New York Jets 30 20 23 366 244 122 1 19 298 132 166 2
10 Sun November 4 boxscore L 6-4 @ Denver Broncos 19 26 25 484 289 195 3 18 319 291 28 1
11 Sun November 11 boxscore W 7-4 Buffalo Bills 38 10 21 278 210 68 3 12 189 112 77 4
12 Sun November 18 boxscore W 8-4 @ Indianapolis Colts 50 17 26 377 260 117 17 266 129 137 1
13 Thu November 22 boxscore L 8-5 @ Dallas Cowboys 17 20 19 297 147 150 1 18 342 275 67 2
14 Sun December 2 boxscore L 8-6 St. Louis Cardinals 10 33 14 223 136 87 3 20 305 85 220 1
15 Sun December 9 boxscore L 8-7 @ Philadelphia Eagles 17 27 21 337 162 175 1 19 306 170 136 1
16 Sun December 16 boxscore W 9-7 Indianapolis Colts 16 10 19 235 60 175 1 13 239 174 65 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
11 Tony Eason 25 QB 16 13 7-6-0 259 431 60.1 3228 23 5.3 8 1.9 76 7.5 7.7 12.5 201.8 93.4 59 409 5.75 5.96 12.0 4 4
14 Steve Grogan 31 qb 3 3 2-1-0 32 68 47.1 444 3 4.4 6 8.8 65 6.5 3.4 13.9 148.0 46.4 7 45 5.32 2.52 9.3
19 Mike Kerrigan 24 1 0 1 1 100.0 13 0 0.0 0 0.0 13 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 118.7 0 0 13.00 13.00 0.0
Team Total 25.9 16 9-7-0 292 500 58.4 3685 26 5.2 14 2.8 76 7.4 7.2 12.6 230.3 87.1 66 454 5.71 5.51 11.7 4 4
Opp Total 16 283 513 55.2 3666 25 4.9 17 3.3 7.1 6.63 13.0 229.1 80.3 55 452 5.7 5.2 9.7

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
32 Craig James 23 RB 15 7 160 790 1 73 4.9 52.7 10.7 22 159 7.2 0 16 1.5 10.6 949 1 4
33 Tony Collins 25 KR/rb 16 5 138 550 5 21 4.0 34.4 8.6 16 100 6.3 0 19 1.0 6.3 650 5 3
30 Mosi Tatupu 29 rb 16 4 133 553 4 20 4.2 34.6 8.3 16 159 9.9 0 24 1.0 9.9 712 4 4
11 Tony Eason 25 QB 16 13 40 154 5 25 3.9 9.6 2.5 154 5 7
14 Steve Grogan 31 qb 3 3 7 12 0 1 1.7 4.0 2.3 12 0 4
81 Stephen Starring 23 WR 16 16 2 -16 0 0 -8.0 -1.0 0.1 46 657 14.3 4 65 2.9 41.1 641 4 1
80 Irving Fryar 22 PR 14 3 2 -11 0 0 -5.5 -0.8 0.1 11 164 14.9 1 26 0.8 11.7 153 1 4
88 Derrick Ramsey 28 TE 16 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 66 792 12.0 7 34 4.1 49.5 792 7 0
87 Lin Dawson 25 TE 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 39 427 10.9 4 27 2.4 26.7 427 4 0
86 Stanley Morgan 29 WR 13 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 38 709 18.7 5 76 2.9 54.5 709 5 0
83 Cedric Jones 24 wr 14 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 244 12.8 2 22 1.4 17.4 244 2 1
82 Clarence Weathers 22 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 115 14.4 2 29 0.9 12.8 115 2 0
40 Greg Hawthorne 28 rb 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 127 18.1 0 26 0.5 9.1 127 0 0
41 Bo Robinson 28 rb 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 32 8.0 1 17 0.3 2.0 32 1 0
Team Total 25.9 16 482 2032 15 73 4.2 127.0 30.1 292 3685 12.6 26 76 18.3 230.3 5717 41 29
Opp Total 16 498 1886 11 3.8 117.9 31.1 283 3214 11.4 25 17.7 200.9 5100 36 33

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
80 Irving Fryar 22 PR 14 3 36 347 0 55 9.6 5 95 0 22 19.0 595
33 Tony Collins 25 KR/rb 16 5 25 544 0 46 21.8 1194
44 Jon Williams 23 9 0 23 461 0 29 20.0 461
81 Stephen Starring 23 WR 16 16 10 73 0 16 7.3 714
22 Keith Lee 27 15 0 3 43 0 17 14.3 43
41 Bo Robinson 28 rb 16 1 3 38 0 14 12.7 70
43 Ernest Gibson 23 LCB 15 8 1 3 0 3 3.0 3
40 Greg Hawthorne 28 rb 14 1 1 14 0 14 14.0 141
83 Cedric Jones 24 wr 14 3 1 20 0 20 20.0 264
27 Ricky Smith 24 1 0 1 22 0 22 22.0 22
30 Mosi Tatupu 29 rb 16 4 1 9 0 9 9.0 721
82 Clarence Weathers 22 9 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 122
Team Total 25.9 16 48 430 0 55 9.0 63 1246 0 46 19.8 7393
Opp Total 16 45 442 1 9.8 73 1373 0 18.8

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 Tony Franklin 28 K 16 0 2 2 10 10 7 4 8 6 1 28 22 78.6% 42 42 100.0%
3 Rich Camarillo 25 P 7 0 48 2020 61 0 42.1
17 Luke Prestridge 28 p 9 0 44 1884 89 0 42.8
Team Total 25.9 16 2 2 10 10 7 4 8 6 1 28 22 78.6% 42 42 100.0% 92 3904 89 0 42.4
Opp Total 16 31 21 67.7% 42 37 88.1% 83 3345 40.3

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
56 Andre Tippett* 25 LOLB 16 16 18.5
11 Tony Eason 25 QB 16 13 0 7 2 -5 0
98 Dennis Owens 24 NT 16 16 6.5 0 0 1 0 0
90 Toby Williams 25 RDE 16 15 6.0 0 0 1 0 0
55 Don Blackmon 26 ROLB 16 16 5.0 1 3 0 3 0
14 Steve Grogan 31 qb 3 3 0 4 2 -3 0
80 Irving Fryar 22 PR 14 3 0 4 1 0 0
42 Ronnie Lippett 24 lcb 16 8 3 23 0 13 0 0 1 1 0 0
57 Steve Nelson* 33 LILB 16 16 4.0 1 0 0 0 0
30 Mosi Tatupu 29 rb 16 4 0 4 1 0 0
85 Julius Adams 36 de 16 1 4.0
32 Craig James 23 RB 15 7 0 4 0 0 0
31 Fred Marion 25 FS 16 10 1.0 2 39 0 26 0 0 0 1 0 0
77 Kenneth Sims 25 LDE 16 16 3.5
26 Raymond Clayborn 29 RCB 16 16 3 102 0 85 0
33 Tony Collins 25 KR/rb 16 5 0 3 0 0 0
43 Ernest Gibson 23 LCB 15 8 2 4 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
38 Roland James 26 SS 15 15 2 14 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
72 Lester Williams 25 7 0 1.5 0 0 1 0 0
60 Luther Henson 25 9 0 2.0
83 Cedric Jones 24 wr 14 3 0 1 1 0 1
65 Doug Rogers 24 12 0 2.0
25 Rick Sanford 27 fs 16 7 2 2 0 2 0
81 Stephen Starring 23 WR 16 16 0 1 1 8 0
87 Lin Dawson 25 TE 16 15 0 0 1 0 0
47 Paul Dombroski 28 14 0 1 23 0 23 0
59 Tim Golden 25 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
23 Rod McSwain 22 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
41 Bo Robinson 28 rb 16 1 0 0 1 0 0
54 Ed Williams 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
50 Larry McGrew 27 RILB 16 15 0.5
52 Johnny Rembert 23 7 0 0.5
Team Total 25.9 16 55.0 17 210 0 85 0 0 29 20 0 1 1
Opp Total 16 66 33 25

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 Tony Franklin 28 K 16 0 42 22 108
88 Derrick Ramsey 28 TE 16 13 7 7 42
33 Tony Collins 25 KR/rb 16 5 5 5 30
11 Tony Eason 25 QB 16 13 5 5 30
86 Stanley Morgan 29 WR 13 12 5 5 30
87 Lin Dawson 25 TE 16 15 4 4 24
81 Stephen Starring 23 WR 16 16 4 4 24
30 Mosi Tatupu 29 rb 16 4 4 4 24
83 Cedric Jones 24 wr 14 3 2 1 3 18
82 Clarence Weathers 22 9 0 2 2 12
80 Irving Fryar 22 PR 14 3 1 1 6
32 Craig James 23 RB 15 7 1 1 6
41 Bo Robinson 28 rb 16 1 1 1 6
38 Roland James 26 SS 15 15 1 2
Team Total 25.9 16 15 26 1 42 42 22 1 362
Opp Total 16 11 25 1 2 3 37 21 352