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1986 New England Patriots

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11-5-0, AFC East Division  · 1986 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.7, Offense: 4.4, Defense: 1.3, SoS: -0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 412 points (25.8/g), 2nd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 307 points (19.2/g), 10th.
 Differential of 105 points (6.6/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 10.7-5.3.

Coach: Raymond Berry (11-5-0)
 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
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 412 5327 1073 5.0 24 11 35 314 340 557 3954 29 13 6.5 202 469 1373 10 2.9 77
Team Defense 307 5181 1031 5.0 40 19 15 286 255 473 2978 15 21 5.7 153 510 2203 19 4.3 118
Lg Rank Offense 2 13 1 6 10 6 4 3 2 6 18 28 20 28
Lg Rank Defense 10 16 9 2 9 6 6 3 13 13 20 24 24 23

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
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 Indianapolis Colts 33 3 20 373 251 122 15 284 193 91 3
2 Thu September 11 boxscore W 2-0 @ New York Jets 20 6 21 265 138 127 1 14 221 151 70 3
3 Sun September 21 boxscore L 2-1 Seattle Seahawks 31 38 24 506 386 120 1 12 303 183 120
4 Sun September 28 boxscore L 2-2 @ Denver Broncos 20 27 16 224 184 40 1 22 338 182 156 2
5 Sun October 5 boxscore W 3-2 Miami Dolphins 34 7 25 429 262 167 13 251 152 99 3
6 Sun October 12 boxscore L 3-3 New York Jets 24 31 19 400 383 17 2 24 322 145 177
7 Sun October 19 boxscore W 4-3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 34 0 16 317 243 74 1 11 168 54 114 4
8 Sun October 26 boxscore W 5-3 @ Buffalo Bills 23 3 20 298 173 125 1 16 224 147 77 4
9 Sun November 2 boxscore W 6-3 Atlanta Falcons 25 17 16 349 263 86 1 21 366 148 218 1
10 Sun November 9 boxscore W 7-3 @ Indianapolis Colts 30 21 27 336 222 114 2 17 297 212 85 4
11 Sun November 16 boxscore W 8-3 @ Los Angeles Rams 30 28 23 390 341 49 4 18 369 220 149 2
12 Sun November 23 boxscore W 9-3 Buffalo Bills 22 19 17 261 193 68 1 13 241 192 49 3
13 Sun November 30 boxscore W 10-3 @ New Orleans Saints 21 20 14 231 229 2 2 25 425 247 178 5
14 Sun December 7 boxscore L 10-4 Cincinnati Bengals 7 31 18 291 215 76 2 22 584 284 300 1
15 Sun December 14 boxscore L 10-5 San Francisco 49ers 24 29 16 267 207 60 3 23 400 202 198 1
16 Mon December 22 boxscore W 11-5 @ Miami Dolphins 34 27 22 390 264 126 2 20 388 266 122 4
Playoffs
Division Sun January 4 boxscore L 11-6 @ Denver Broncos 17 22 12 271 150 121 23 441 253 188 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 27 QB 15 14 10-4-0 276 448 61.6 3328 19 4.2 10 2.2 49 7.4 7.3 12.1 221.9 89.2 43 336 6.09 5.95 8.8 2 2
14 Steve Grogan 33 qb 4 2 1-1-0 62 102 60.8 976 9 8.8 2 2.0 69 9.6 10.5 15.7 244.0 113.8 4 31 8.92 9.76 3.8 1 1
32 Craig James 25 FB 13 12 1 4 25.0 10 1 25.0 1 25.0 10 2.5 -3.8 10.0 0.8 39.6 0 0 2.50 -3.75 0.0
12 Tom Ramsey 25 5 0 1 3 33.3 7 0 0.0 0 0.0 7 2.3 2.3 7.0 1.4 42.4 0 0 2.33 2.33 0.0
Team Total 26.6 16 11-5-0 340 557 61.0 4321 29 5.2 13 2.3 69 7.8 7.7 12.7 270.1 92.9 47 367 6.55 6.54 7.8 3 3
Opp Total 16 255 473 53.9 3324 15 3.2 21 4.4 7.0 5.66 13.0 207.8 68.4 48 346 5.7 4.5 9.2

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 27 RB 16 15 156 412 3 17 2.6 25.8 9.8 77 684 8.9 5 49 4.8 42.8 1096 8 4
32 Craig James 25 FB 13 12 154 427 4 16 2.8 32.8 11.8 18 129 7.2 0 17 1.4 9.9 556 4 5
30 Mosi Tatupu* 31 fb 16 5 71 172 1 13 2.4 10.8 4.4 15 145 9.7 0 25 0.9 9.1 317 1 1
11 Tony Eason 27 QB 15 14 35 170 0 26 4.9 11.3 2.3 170 0 4
24 Robert Weathers 26 5 0 21 58 1 16 2.8 11.6 4.2 1 14 14.0 0 14 0.2 2.8 72 1 0
21 Reggie Dupard 23 6 0 15 39 0 11 2.6 6.5 2.5 39 0 1
14 Steve Grogan 33 qb 4 2 9 23 1 10 2.6 5.8 2.3 23 1 2
80 Irving Fryar 24 PR/WR 14 13 4 80 0 31 20.0 5.7 0.3 43 737 17.1 6 69 3.1 52.6 817 6 4
27 Greg Hawthorne 30 TE 14 10 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.4 0.1 24 192 8.0 0 17 1.7 13.7 197 0 0
81 Stephen Starring 25 KR 14 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 16 295 18.4 2 47 1.1 21.1 295 2 4
83 Cedric Jones 26 16 0 1 -7 0 -7 -7.0 -0.4 0.1 14 222 15.9 1 28 0.9 13.9 215 1 1
12 Tom Ramsey 25 5 0 1 -6 0 -6 -6.0 -1.2 0.2 -6 0 0
86 Stanley Morgan* 31 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 84 1491 17.8 10 44 5.3 93.2 1491 10 0
48 Greg Baty 22 te 16 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 37 331 8.9 2 22 2.3 20.7 331 2 0
88 Willie Scott 27 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 41 5.1 3 8 0.6 2.9 41 3 0
82 Derwin Williams 25 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 35 17.5 0 26 0.1 2.2 35 0 0
76 Brian Holloway 27 LT 15 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.3 5 0 0
Team Total 26.6 16 469 1373 10 31 2.9 85.8 29.3 340 4321 12.7 29 69 21.3 270.1 5694 39 27
Opp Total 16 510 2203 19 4.3 137.7 31.9 255 2978 11.7 15 15.9 186.1 5181 34 38

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 24 PR/WR 14 13 35 366 1 59 10.5 10 192 0 33 19.2 1375
81 Stephen Starring 25 KR 14 2 6 18 0 12 3.0 36 802 0 52 22.3 1115
83 Cedric Jones 26 16 0 4 63 0 20 15.8 278
21 Reggie Dupard 23 6 0 3 50 0 21 16.7 89
52 Johnny Rembert 25 rilb 16 10 3 27 0 14 9.0 27
27 Greg Hawthorne 30 TE 14 10 2 13 0 13 6.5 210
31 Fred Marion 27 FS 16 16 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
Team Total 26.6 16 42 396 1 59 9.4 58 1147 0 52 19.8 7237
Opp Total 16 60 565 0 9.4 81 1480 0 18.3

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 27 P 16 0 89 3746 64 3 42.1
1 Tony Franklin* 30 K 16 0 1 1 7 7 17 15 16 9 41 32 78.0% 45 44 97.8%
Team Total 26.6 16 1 1 7 7 17 15 16 9 41 32 78.0% 45 44 97.8% 89 3746 64 3 42.1
Opp Total 16 28 21 75.0% 35 34 97.1% 90 3582 39.8

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
96 Brent Williams 22 LDE 16 16 7.0 0 0 4 54 1 73 0
25 Vencie Glenn 22 4 0 9 0
60 Garin Veris 23 RDE 16 15 11.0 0 0 2 0 0
56 Andre Tippett* 27 LOLB 11 11 9.5 0 0 1 0 0
55 Don Blackmon 28 ROLB 15 15 7.5 0 0 2 8 0
42 Ronnie Lippett 26 LCB 15 15 8 76 0 43 0
52 Johnny Rembert 25 rilb 16 10 4.0 1 37 0 37 0 0 0 3 0 1
11 Tony Eason 27 QB 15 14 0 4 3 0 0
32 Craig James 25 FB 13 12 0 5 1 0 0
81 Stephen Starring 25 KR 14 2 0 4 2 -5 0
26 Raymond Clayborn* 31 RCB 16 16 3 4 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0
33 Tony Collins 27 RB 16 15 0 4 1 0 0
80 Irving Fryar 24 PR/WR 14 13 0 4 1 0 0
14 Steve Grogan 33 qb 4 2 0 2 1 0 0
38 Roland James 28 SS 15 15 1.0 2 39 0 21 0
50 Larry McGrew 29 RILB 14 14 1.0 2 44 0 27 0
57 Steve Nelson 35 LILB 10 10 1.0 2 21 0 17 0
58 Pete Brock 32 C 16 16 0 1 1 0 0
31 Fred Marion 27 FS 16 16 2 56 1 37 0
95 Ed Reynolds 25 lb 16 3 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
65 Mike Ruth 22 6 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
77 Kenneth Sims 27 3 0 0.5 0 0 1 6 0
59 Steve Doig 26 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 Reggie Dupard 23 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
27 Greg Hawthorne 30 TE 14 10 0 0 1 0 0
97 Milford Hodge 25 6 0 1.0
76 Brian Holloway 27 LT 15 15 0 0 1 0 0
83 Cedric Jones 26 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
23 Rod McSwain 24 9 0 1 3 0 3 0
98 Dennis Owens 26 nt 16 1 1.0
30 Mosi Tatupu* 31 fb 16 5 0 1 0 0 0
99 Ben Thomas 25 de 4 1 1.0
61 Ron Wooten 27 RG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
90 Toby Williams 27 NT 16 16 0.5
Team Total 26.6 16 48.0 21 312 1 43 0 0 27 31 63 2 82 0
Opp Total 16 47 38 19

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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* 30 K 16 0 44 32 140
86 Stanley Morgan* 31 WR 16 16 10 10 60
33 Tony Collins 27 RB 16 15 3 5 8 48
80 Irving Fryar 24 PR/WR 14 13 6 1 7 42
32 Craig James 25 FB 13 12 4 4 24
88 Willie Scott 27 14 0 3 3 18
48 Greg Baty 22 te 16 7 2 2 12
81 Stephen Starring 25 KR 14 2 2 2 12
30 Mosi Tatupu* 31 fb 16 5 1 1 2 12
14 Steve Grogan 33 qb 4 2 1 1 6
83 Cedric Jones 26 16 0 1 1 6
31 Fred Marion 27 FS 16 16 1 1 6
23 Rod McSwain 24 9 0 1 1 6
52 Johnny Rembert 25 rilb 16 10 1 1 6
24 Robert Weathers 26 5 0 1 1 6
96 Brent Williams 22 LDE 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 26.6 16 10 29 1 2 1 2 45 44 32 1 410
Opp Total 16 19 15 1 34 21 307