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1987 New England Patriots

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8-7-0, Finished 2nd in AFC East Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.1, Offense: 0.5, Defense: 2.6, SoS: 1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 320 points (21.3/g), 15th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 293 points (19.5/g), 9th.
 Differential of 27 points (1.8/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 8.3-6.7.

Coach: Raymond Berry (8-7-0)
 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 320 4454 986 4.5 31 13 24 266 236 440 2683 22 18 5.7 158 513 1771 12 3.5 84
Team Defense 293 4877 1053 4.6 42 21 22 293 273 520 3099 17 21 5.5 159 490 1778 13 3.6 112
Lg Rank Offense 15 23 5 7 21 23 24 13 11 19 5 20 17 26
Lg Rank Defense 9 11 7 4 15 26 15 5 10 6 18 14 13 7

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 13 boxscore W 1-0 Miami Dolphins 28 21 18 309 150 159 4 20 285 221 64 2
2 Mon September 21 boxscore L 1-1 @ New York Jets 24 43 17 193 145 48 2 21 408 281 127 2
3 Sun October 4 boxscore L 1-2 Cleveland Browns 10 20 10 141 110 31 1 22 348 131 217 3
4 Sun October 11 boxscore W 2-2 Buffalo Bills 14 7 15 256 43 213 1 14 168 61 107 5
5 Sun October 18 boxscore W 3-2 @ Houston Oilers 21 7 17 310 196 114 17 334 221 113 3
6 Sun October 25 boxscore L 3-3 @ Indianapolis Colts 16 30 18 304 225 79 3 17 300 213 87 1
7 Sun November 1 boxscore W 4-3 Los Angeles Raiders 26 23 20 406 296 110 1 19 330 249 81 2
8 Sun November 8 boxscore L 4-4 @ New York Giants 10 17 11 232 159 73 3 24 347 217 130 3
9 Sun November 15 boxscore L OT 4-5 Dallas Cowboys 17 23 15 265 177 88 2 24 438 257 181 3
10 Sun November 22 boxscore W 5-5 Indianapolis Colts 24 0 15 313 174 139 18 324 198 126 5
11 Sun November 29 boxscore L OT 5-6 Philadelphia Eagles 31 34 31 445 356 89 4 23 471 287 184 1
12 Sun December 6 boxscore L 5-7 @ Denver Broncos 20 31 20 369 158 211 6 21 371 259 112 3
13 Sun December 13 boxscore W 6-7 New York Jets 42 20 19 300 171 129 24 308 197 111 3
14 Sun December 20 boxscore W 7-7 @ Buffalo Bills 13 7 15 235 85 150 3 12 148 64 84 2
15 Mon December 28 boxscore W 8-7 @ Miami Dolphins 24 10 25 376 238 138 1 17 297 243 54 4

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 34 QB 7 6 4-2-0 93 161 57.8 1183 10 6.2 9 5.6 40 7.3 6.1 12.7 169.0 78.2 7 55 6.71 5.49 4.2 0 1
12 Tom Ramsey 26 qb 9 3 1-2-0 71 134 53.0 898 6 4.5 6 4.5 40 6.7 5.6 12.6 99.8 70.4 14 90 5.46 4.45 9.5
11 Tony Eason 28 qb 4 3 1-2-0 42 79 53.2 453 3 3.8 2 2.5 45 5.7 5.4 10.8 113.3 72.4 8 70 4.40 4.06 9.2
10 Bob Bleier 23 qb 3 2 1-1-0 14 39 35.9 181 1 2.6 1 2.6 35 4.6 4.0 12.9 60.3 49.2 3 28 3.64 3.05 7.1
2 Doug Flutie 25 qb 1 1 1-0-0 15 25 60.0 199 1 4.0 0 0.0 30 8.0 8.8 13.3 199.0 98.6 1 3 7.54 8.31 3.8
83 Cedric Jones 27 wr 12 4 0 1 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
30 Mosi Tatupu 32 FB 12 9 1 1 100.0 15 1 100.0 0 0.0 15 15.0 35.0 15.0 1.3 158.3 0 0 15.00 35.00 0.0
Team Total 26.0 15 8-7-0 236 440 53.6 2929 22 5.0 18 4.1 45 6.7 5.8 12.4 195.3 74.1 33 246 5.67 4.89 7.0 0 1
Opp Total 15 273 520 52.5 3438 17 3.3 21 4.0 6.6 5.45 12.6 229.2 67.5 43 339 5.5 4.4 7.6

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 28 RB 13 11 147 474 3 19 3.2 36.5 11.3 44 347 7.9 3 29 3.4 26.7 821 6 6
21 Reggie Dupard 24 rb 8 3 94 318 3 49 3.4 39.8 11.8 3 1 0.3 0 2 0.4 0.1 319 3 2
30 Mosi Tatupu 32 FB 12 9 79 248 0 19 3.1 20.7 6.6 15 136 9.1 0 23 1.3 11.3 384 0 1
27 Michael LeBlanc 25 rb 4 2 49 170 1 42 3.5 42.5 12.3 2 3 1.5 0 3 0.5 0.8 173 1 2
34 Bob Perryman 23 rb 9 1 41 187 0 48 4.6 20.8 4.6 3 13 4.3 0 7 0.3 1.4 200 0 1
14 Steve Grogan 34 QB 7 6 20 37 2 8 1.9 5.3 2.9 37 2 8
24 Bruce Hansen 26 rb 6 2 16 44 0 7 2.8 7.3 2.7 1 22 22.0 0 22 0.2 3.7 66 0 0
12 Tom Ramsey 26 qb 9 3 13 75 1 19 5.8 8.3 1.4 75 1 4
80 Irving Fryar 25 PR/WR 12 12 9 52 0 16 5.8 4.3 0.8 31 467 15.1 5 40 2.6 38.9 519 5 2
40 Elgin Davis 22 4 0 9 43 0 27 4.8 10.8 2.3 43 0 0
32 Chuck McSwain 26 rb 3 1 9 23 0 9 2.6 7.7 3.0 23 0 1
2 Doug Flutie 25 qb 1 1 6 43 0 13 7.2 43.0 6.0 43 0 1
10 Bob Bleier 23 qb 3 2 5 -5 1 1 -1.0 -1.7 1.7 -5 1 2
32 Craig James 26 2 0 4 10 0 5 2.5 5.0 2.0 10 0 0
34 Carl Woods 23 2 0 4 20 1 13 5.0 10.0 2.0 20 1 0
11 Tony Eason 28 qb 4 3 3 25 0 13 8.3 6.3 0.8 25 0 1
81 Stephen Starring 26 KR 11 1 2 13 0 10 6.5 1.2 0.2 17 289 17.0 3 34 1.5 26.3 302 3 2
15 Todd Whitten 22 1 0 2 -6 0 -2 -3.0 -6.0 2.0 -6 0 0
3 Rich Camarillo 28 P 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 0
86 Stanley Morgan* 32 WR 10 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 40 672 16.8 3 45 4.0 67.2 672 3 0
83 Cedric Jones 27 wr 12 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 388 15.5 3 29 2.1 32.3 388 3 0
85 Greg Baty 23 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 138 9.2 2 22 3.0 27.6 138 2 0
87 Lin Dawson 28 TE 12 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 81 6.8 0 14 1.0 6.8 81 0 0
80 Larry Linne 25 wr 3 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 158 14.4 2 30 3.7 52.7 158 2 1
88 Willie Scott 28 te 9 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 35 7.0 1 15 0.6 3.9 35 1 0
83 Wayne Coffey 23 wr 3 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 66 22.0 0 35 1.0 22.0 66 0 0
82 Dennis Gadbois 24 wr 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 51 17.0 0 20 1.0 17.0 51 0 0
82 Derwin Williams 26 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 30 10.0 0 12 0.3 3.0 30 0 0
44 Todd Frain 25 te 3 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 22 11.0 0 11 0.7 7.3 22 0 0
48 Clay Pickering 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 10 10.0 0 10 1.0 10.0 10 0 0
Team Total 26.0 15 513 1771 12 49 3.5 118.1 34.2 236 2929 12.4 22 45 15.7 195.3 4700 34 36
Opp Total 15 490 1778 13 3.6 118.5 32.7 273 3099 11.4 17 18.2 206.6 4877 30 42

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 25 PR/WR 12 12 18 174 0 36 9.7 6 119 0 31 19.8 812
81 Stephen Starring 26 KR 11 1 1 17 0 17 17.0 23 445 0 43 19.3 764
40 Elgin Davis 22 4 0 5 134 0 43 26.8 177
80 Larry Linne 25 wr 3 3 5 22 0 16 4.4 180
21 Reggie Dupard 24 rb 8 3 4 61 0 21 15.3 380
34 Bob Perryman 23 rb 9 1 3 43 0 16 14.3 243
27 Michael LeBlanc 25 rb 4 2 2 31 0 24 15.5 204
32 Chuck McSwain 26 rb 3 1 2 32 0 24 16.0 55
91 Rogers Alexander 23 lb 3 2 1 4 0 4 4.0 4
33 Tony Collins 28 RB 13 11 1 18 0 18 18.0 839
24 Bruce Hansen 26 rb 6 2 1 14 0 14 14.0 80
31 Fred Marion 28 FS 12 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.0 15 25 213 0 36 8.5 48 901 0 43 18.8 5814
Opp Total 15 41 397 0 9.7 63 1130 0 17.9

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 31 K 14 0 5 5 11 6 7 3 3 1 26 15 57.7% 38 37 97.4%
3 Rich Camarillo 28 P 12 0 62 2489 73 1 40.1
6 Al Herline 23 k 3 0 25 861 50 1 34.4
1 Eric Schubert 25 k 1 0 1 1 1 2 1 50.0% 1 1 100.0%
Team Total 26.0 15 6 6 11 6 8 3 3 1 28 16 57.1% 39 38 97.4% 87 3350 73 2 38.5
Opp Total 15 27 18 66.7% 33 33 100.0% 77 2934 38.1

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
96 Brent Williams 23 lde 12 4 5.0 29 0
56 Andre Tippett*+ 28 LOLB 13 13 12.5 0 0 3 29 1
14 Steve Grogan 34 QB 7 6 0 8 6 -6 0
60 Garin Veris 24 RDE 12 12 7.0 0 0 2 0 0
33 Tony Collins 28 RB 13 11 0 6 2 0 0
31 Fred Marion 28 FS 12 12 4 53 0 25 0 0 0 1 0 0
12 Tom Ramsey 26 qb 9 3 0 4 1 0 0
90 Toby Williams 28 NT 12 12 4.5
10 Bob Bleier 23 qb 3 2 0 2 2 0 0
42 Ronnie Lippett 27 LCB 12 12 1.0 3 103 2 45 0
28 Jim Bowman 24 SS 12 8 0.5 2 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 6 0
26 Raymond Clayborn 32 RCB 10 10 2 24 0 24 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 Reggie Dupard 24 rb 8 3 0 2 1 0 0
34 Bob Perryman 23 rb 9 1 0 1 2 0 0
52 Johnny Rembert 26 lb 11 1 2.0 1 1 0 1 0
81 Stephen Starring 26 KR 11 1 0 2 1 0 0
90 Murray Wichard 24 3 0 1.0 0 0 2 0 0
54 Ed Williams 26 ROLB 12 7 1 51 0 51 0 0 0 2 8 0
77 Kenneth Sims 28 LDE 12 8 1.5 0 0 1 0 0
2 Doug Flutie 25 qb 1 1 0 1 1 0 0
80 Irving Fryar 25 PR/WR 12 12 0 2 0 0 0
43 Ernest Gibson 26 rcb 12 5 2 17 0 17 0
41 Darryl Holmes 23 db 15 3 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
27 Michael LeBlanc 25 rb 4 2 0 2 0 0 0
80 Larry Linne 25 wr 3 3 0 1 1 0 0
50 Larry McGrew 30 RILB 12 12 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
32 Chuck McSwain 26 rb 3 1 0 1 1 11 0
45 Joe Peterson 23 db 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
95 Ed Reynolds 26 lb 12 1 2.0
55 Don Blackmon 29 4 4 1.0
63 George Colton 24 g 3 3 0 0 1 0 0
11 Tony Eason 28 qb 4 3 0 1 0 0 0
24 Bruce Hansen 26 rb 6 2 0 0 1 0 0
97 Milford Hodge 26 12 0 1.0
38 Roland James 29 db 9 4 1 27 0 27 0
93 Tim Jordan 23 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
96 Dino Mangiero 29 2 0 1.0
52 Jerry McCabe 22 lb 3 3 1.0
23 Rod McSwain 25 12 0 1 17 0 17 0
54 Greg Moore 22 lb 3 3 0 0 1 0 0
75 Guy Morriss 36 C 11 7 0 1 0 0 0
57 Steve Nelson 36 LILB 11 11 0 0 1 0 0
61 Greg Robinson 25 t 3 3 0 0 1 0 0
59 Randy Sealby 27 lb 2 1 0 0 1 0 0
42 Ron Shegog 24 db 3 3 1 7 0 7 0
30 Mosi Tatupu 32 FB 12 9 0 1 0 0 0
73 Danny Villa 23 LT 11 7 0 1 0 -13 0
99 Steve Wilburn 26 de 3 3 1.0
82 Derwin Williams 26 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
38 Perry Williams 23 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
Team Total 26.0 15 43.0 21 307 2 51 0 0 36 42 35 1 29 0
Opp Total 15 33 42 21 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 Tony Franklin 31 K 14 0 37 15 82
33 Tony Collins 28 RB 13 11 3 3 6 36
80 Irving Fryar 25 PR/WR 12 12 5 5 30
21 Reggie Dupard 24 rb 8 3 3 3 18
83 Cedric Jones 27 wr 12 4 3 3 18
86 Stanley Morgan* 32 WR 10 9 3 3 18
81 Stephen Starring 26 KR 11 1 3 3 18
85 Greg Baty 23 5 0 2 2 12
14 Steve Grogan 34 QB 7 6 2 2 12
80 Larry Linne 25 wr 3 3 2 2 12
42 Ronnie Lippett 27 LCB 12 12 2 2 12
88 Willie Scott 28 te 9 1 1 1 2 12
10 Bob Bleier 23 qb 3 2 1 1 6
26 Raymond Clayborn 32 RCB 10 10 1 1 6
27 Michael LeBlanc 25 rb 4 2 1 1 6
12 Tom Ramsey 26 qb 9 3 1 1 6
56 Andre Tippett*+ 28 LOLB 13 13 1 1 6
34 Carl Woods 23 2 0 1 1 6
1 Eric Schubert 25 k 1 0 1 1 4
Team Total 26.0 15 12 22 1 2 2 39 38 16 320
Opp Total 15 13 17 2 2 33 18 1 293