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1991 New England Patriots

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6-10-0, Finished 4th in AFC East Division  · 1991 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.7, Offense: -7.9, Defense: -0.8, SoS: -2.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 211 points (13.2/g), 25th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 305 points (19.1/g), 15th.
 Differential of -94 points (-5.9/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 4.7-11.3.

Coach: Dick MacPherson (6-10-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Dick Coury
 Defensive Coordinator: Joe Collier

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

Team Info

Principal Owner Victor Kiam
VP of Player Operations Joe Mendes
Defensive Alignment 3-4

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 211 4473 977 4.6 42 20 11 259 284 481 3006 11 22 5.5 155 433 1467 9 3.4 93
Team Defense 305 5431 1050 5.2 31 19 19 312 335 565 3852 25 12 6.5 199 460 1579 5 3.4 94
Lg Rank Offense 25 22 24 26 19 20 16 26 22 22 16 18 20 24
Lg Rank Defense 15 26 14 4 25 28 27 25 22 25 20 9 3 4

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 1 boxscore W 1-0 @ Indianapolis Colts 16 7 14 206 125 81 1 19 337 271 66 2
2 Sun September 8 boxscore L 1-1 Cleveland Browns 0 20 8 143 71 72 4 16 279 166 113
3 Sun September 15 boxscore L 1-2 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 6 20 12 174 92 82 2 16 290 247 43 2
4 Sun September 22 boxscore W 2-2 Houston Oilers 24 20 23 343 234 109 3 18 353 268 85 3
5 Sun September 29 boxscore L 2-3 @ Phoenix Cardinals 10 24 12 214 99 115 3 24 435 300 135 3
6 Sun October 6 boxscore L 2-4 Miami Dolphins 10 20 14 195 140 55 2 19 370 314 56 2
7 Bye Week
8 Sun October 20 boxscore W OT 3-4 Minnesota Vikings 26 23 20 399 302 97 2 29 444 303 141 2
9 Sun October 27 boxscore L 3-5 Denver Broncos 6 9 15 287 146 141 14 243 141 102 1
10 Sun November 3 boxscore L 3-6 @ Buffalo Bills 17 22 17 265 143 122 3 20 388 235 153 4
11 Sun November 10 boxscore L 3-7 @ Miami Dolphins 20 30 18 323 239 84 1 20 324 255 69 1
12 Sun November 17 boxscore L 3-8 New York Jets 21 28 24 426 351 75 4 25 422 309 113 2
13 Sun November 24 boxscore W 4-8 Buffalo Bills 16 13 18 312 230 82 2 20 308 168 140 5
14 Sun December 1 boxscore L 4-9 @ Denver Broncos 3 20 14 252 202 50 4 19 325 209 116 1
15 Sun December 8 boxscore W OT 5-9 Indianapolis Colts 23 17 22 400 277 123 3 13 202 147 55
16 Sun December 15 boxscore W 6-9 @ New York Jets 6 3 14 226 100 126 3 18 268 159 109 1
17 Sun December 22 boxscore L 6-10 @ Cincinnati Bengals 7 29 14 308 255 53 5 22 443 360 83 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player 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 SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
7 Hugh Millen 28 QB 13 13 5-8-0 246 409 60.1% 3073 9 2.2 18 4.4 60 7.5 6.0 12.5 236.4 72.5 54 379 5.82 4.46 11.7 3 4
13 Tom Hodson 24 qb 16 3 1-2-0 36 68 52.9% 345 1 1.5 4 5.9 32 5.1 2.7 9.6 21.6 47.7 9 57 3.74 1.66 11.7
24 Jon Vaughn 21 KR 16 2 1 2 50.0% 13 1 50.0 0 0.0 13 6.5 16.5 13.0 0.8 110.4 0 0 6.50 16.50 0.0
80 Irving Fryar 29 WR 16 15 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
11 Shawn McCarthy 23 P 13 0 1 1 100.0% 11 0 0.0 0 0.0 11 11.0 11.0 11.0 0.8 112.5 0 0 11.00 11.00 0.0
Team Total 26.0 16 6-10-0 284 481 59.0% 3442 11 2.3 22 4.6 60 7.2 5.6 12.1 215.1 69.7 63 436 5.53 4.11 11.6 3 4
Opp Total 16 335 565 59.3% 4035 25 4.4 12 2.1 7.1 7.07 12.0 252.2 87.1 25 183 6.5 6.5 4.2

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player 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 Leonard Russell 22 RB 16 15 266 959 4 24 3.6 59.9 16.6 18 81 4.5 0 18 1.1 5.1 1040 4 8
44 John Stephens 25 rb 14 3 63 163 2 13 2.6 11.6 4.5 16 119 7.4 0 24 1.1 8.5 282 2 0
24 Jon Vaughn 21 KR 16 2 31 146 2 23 4.7 9.1 1.9 9 89 9.9 0 32 0.6 5.6 235 2 1
7 Hugh Millen 28 QB 13 13 31 92 1 14 3.0 7.1 2.4 92 1 10
45 Ivy Joe Hunter 25 FB 13 11 18 53 0 9 2.9 4.1 1.4 11 97 8.8 0 25 0.8 7.5 150 0 0
39 Marvin Allen 26 15 0 13 50 0 11 3.8 3.3 0.9 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 0.6 59 0 0
13 Tom Hodson 24 qb 16 3 4 0 0 1 0.0 0.0 0.3 0 0 2
80 Irving Fryar 29 WR 16 15 2 11 0 9 5.5 0.7 0.1 68 1014 14.9 3 56 4.3 63.4 1025 3 2
33 George Adams 29 rb 2 1 2 3 0 2 1.5 1.5 1.0 3 0 0
83 Michael Timpson 24 wr 16 2 1 -4 0 -4 -4.0 -0.3 0.1 25 471 18.8 2 60 1.6 29.4 467 2 2
87 Ben Coates 22 te 16 2 1 -6 0 -6 -6.0 -0.4 0.1 10 95 9.5 1 17 0.6 5.9 89 1 0
63 Gene Chilton 27 C 16 16 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
85 Marv Cook*+ 25 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 82 808 9.9 3 49 5.1 50.5 808 3 2
86 Greg McMurtry 24 WR 15 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 41 614 15.0 2 40 2.7 40.9 614 2 1
81 Rob Carpenter 23 wr 9 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 45 15.0 0 23 0.3 5.0 45 0 0
Team Total 26.0 16 433 1467 9 24 3.4 91.7 27.1 284 3442 12.1 11 60 17.8 215.1 4909 20 34
Opp Total 16 460 1579 5 3.4 98.7 28.8 335 3852 11.5 25 20.9 240.8 5431 30 32

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
24 Jon Vaughn 21 KR 16 2 34 717 1 99 21.1 952
36 Jerome Henderson 22 PR 16 1 27 201 0 39 7.4 201
39 Marvin Allen 26 15 0 8 161 0 31 20.1 220
82 Sammy Martin 26 4 0 8 178 0 26 22.3 178
80 Irving Fryar 29 WR 16 15 2 10 0 10 5.0 1035
60 Marion Hobby 25 de 15 1 2 0 0 0 0.0 0
83 Michael Timpson 24 wr 16 2 2 37 0 21 18.5 504
87 Ben Coates 22 te 16 2 1 6 0 6 6.0 95
27 David Pool 25 db 15 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
71 Gregg Rakoczy 26 c 5 2 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
25 Tony Zackery 25 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.0 16 31 211 0 39 6.8 56 1108 1 99 19.8 6228
Opp Total 16 37 303 1 8.2 51 850 0 16.7

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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
11 Shawn McCarthy 23 P 13 0 66 2650 93 2 40.2
4 Jason Staurovsky 28 K 9 0 1 1 3 2 12 9 3 1 19 13 68.4%% 11 10 90.9%%
8 Charlie Baumann 24 k 7 0 2 2 3 1 4 4 1 10 7 70.0%% 10 9 90.0%%
8 Bryan Wagner 29 p 3 0 14 548 54 0 39.1
Team Total 26.0 16 1 1 5 4 15 10 7 5 1 29 20 69.0%% 21 19 90.5%% 80 3198 93 2 40.0
Opp Total 16 42 29 69.0%% 31 30 96.8%% 69 2912 42.2

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
59 Vincent Brown 26 RILB 16 15 3.0 2 0 1 0 0 117 0
21 Mickey Washington 23 db 16 4 2 0 0 0 0 66 0
55 Chris Singleton 24 ROLB 12 11 1.0 0 0 1 21 0 60 0
96 Brent Williams 27 RDE 16 16 3.5 0 0 2 0 0 55 0
37 Maurice Hurst 24 RCB 15 14 3 21 0 21 0 51 0
40 Harry Colon 22 SS 16 14 0 0 2 -8 0 45 0
72 Tim Goad 25 NT 16 15 45 0
36 Jerome Henderson 22 PR 16 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 41 0
92 Ray Agnew 24 LDE 13 10 2.0 36 0
27 David Pool 25 db 15 3 0 1 1 0 0 26 0
7 Hugh Millen 28 QB 13 13 0 10 4 -17 0
56 Andre Tippett 32 LOLB 16 16 8.5 1 10 0 10 0 0 0 3 0 0
32 Leonard Russell 22 RB 16 15 0 8 0 0 0
85 Marv Cook*+ 25 TE 16 16 0 2 2 0 0
90 Garin Veris 28 de 16 4 4.0
60 Marion Hobby 25 de 15 1 2.0 0 0 1 0 0
42 Ronnie Lippett 31 LCB 16 13 2 27 0 27 0 0 0 1 -8 0
80 Irving Fryar 29 WR 16 15 0 2 0 0 0
41 Tim Gordon 26 fs 11 7 0 0 2 0 0
13 Tom Hodson 24 qb 16 3 0 2 0 0 0
45 Ivy Joe Hunter 25 FB 13 11 0 0 2 0 0
31 Fred Marion 32 FS 11 11 2 33 0 33 0
83 Michael Timpson 24 wr 16 2 0 2 0 0 0
24 Jon Vaughn 21 KR 16 2 0 1 1 -2 0
75 Danny Villa 27 RG 10 10 0 0 2 0 0
39 Marvin Allen 26 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
61 Freddie Childress 25 g 15 1 0 0 1 0 1
63 Gene Chilton 27 C 16 16 0 1 0 -16 0
91 Chris Gannon 25 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
99 David Howard 30 rolb 16 5 1.0
26 David Key 23 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Greg McMurtry 24 WR 15 12 0 1 0 0 0
71 Gregg Rakoczy 26 c 5 2 0 1 0 0 0
44 John Stephens 25 rb 14 3 0 0 1 0 0
53 Richard Tardits 26 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
25 Tony Zackery 25 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.0 16 25.0 12 93 0 33 0 2 34 32 -30 1 542 0
Opp Total 16 63 32 13 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
4 Jason Staurovsky 28 K 9 0 10 13 49
8 Charlie Baumann 24 k 7 0 9 7 30
32 Leonard Russell 22 RB 16 15 4 4 24
85 Marv Cook*+ 25 TE 16 16 3 3 18
80 Irving Fryar 29 WR 16 15 3 3 18
24 Jon Vaughn 21 KR 16 2 2 1 3 18
86 Greg McMurtry 24 WR 15 12 2 2 12
44 John Stephens 25 rb 14 3 2 2 12
83 Michael Timpson 24 wr 16 2 2 2 12
61 Freddie Childress 25 g 15 1 1 1 6
87 Ben Coates 22 te 16 2 1 1 6
7 Hugh Millen 28 QB 13 13 1 1 6
Team Total 26.0 16 9 11 1 1 22 19 20 211
Opp Total 16 5 25 1 1 30 29 1 305

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1991-09-01 @ IND W, 16-7 1 23 pass Marv Cook 23 yard pass from Tom Hodson (Jason Staurovsky kick)
2 1991-09-22 HOU W, 24-20 2 13 pass Marv Cook 13 yard pass from Jon Vaughn (Jason Staurovsky kick)
3 1991-09-22 HOU W, 24-20 2 2 rush Leonard Russell 2 yard rush (Jason Staurovsky kick)
4 1991-09-22 HOU W, 24-20 4 34 pass Greg McMurtry 34 yard pass from Hugh Millen (Jason Staurovsky kick)
5 1991-09-29 @ PHO L, 10-24 2 99 kickoff Jon Vaughn 99 yard kickoff return (Jason Staurovsky kick)
6 1991-10-06 MIA L, 10-20 1 1 rush John Stephens 1 yard rush (Jason Staurovsky kick)
7 1991-10-20 MIN W, 26-23 1 18 pass Greg McMurtry 18 yard pass from Hugh Millen (Jason Staurovsky kick)
8 1991-10-20 MIN W, 26-23 2 1 rush Leonard Russell 1 yard rush (Jason Staurovsky kick)
9 1991-10-20 MIN W, 26-23 4 0 fumble Freddie Childress 0 yard fumble return
10 1991-11-03 @ BUF L, 17-22 3 1 rush Leonard Russell 1 yard rush (Jason Staurovsky kick)
11 1991-11-03 @ BUF L, 17-22 4 3 rush Leonard Russell 3 yard rush (Jason Staurovsky kick)
12 1991-11-10 @ MIA L, 20-30 3 40 pass Irving Fryar 40 yard pass from Hugh Millen (Charlie Baumann kick)
13 1991-11-10 @ MIA L, 20-30 4 5 pass Marv Cook 5 yard pass from Hugh Millen (Charlie Baumann kick)
14 1991-11-17 NYJ L, 21-28 4 56 pass Irving Fryar 56 yard pass from Hugh Millen (Charlie Baumann kick)
15 1991-11-17 NYJ L, 21-28 4 3 rush Jon Vaughn 3 yard rush (Charlie Baumann kick)
16 1991-11-17 NYJ L, 21-28 4 2 rush Jon Vaughn 2 yard rush (Charlie Baumann kick)
17 1991-11-24 BUF W, 16-13 2 50 pass Irving Fryar 50 yard pass from Hugh Millen
18 1991-11-24 BUF W, 16-13 4 2 rush Hugh Millen 2 yard rush (Charlie Baumann kick)
19 1991-12-08 IND W, 23-17 4 1 rush John Stephens 1 yard rush (Charlie Baumann kick)
20 1991-12-08 IND W, 23-17 4 2 pass Ben Coates 2 yard pass from Hugh Millen (Charlie Baumann kick)
21 1991-12-08 IND W, 23-17 5 45 pass Michael Timpson 45 yard pass from Hugh Millen
22 1991-12-22 @ CIN L, 7-29 1 60 pass Michael Timpson 60 yard pass from Hugh Millen (Charlie Baumann kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1991-09-01 @ IND L, 7-16 1 24 pass Bill Brooks 24 yard pass from Jeff George (Dean Biasucci kick)
2 1991-09-08 CLE W, 20-0 2 7 pass Leroy Hoard 7 yard pass from Bernie Kosar (Matt Stover kick)
3 1991-09-08 CLE W, 20-0 4 65 pass Michael Jackson 65 yard pass from Bernie Kosar (Matt Stover kick)
4 1991-09-15 @ PIT W, 20-6 4 32 pass Eric Green 32 yard pass from Bubby Brister (Gary Anderson kick)
5 1991-09-15 @ PIT W, 20-6 4 0 fumble Ernie Mills 0 yard fumble return (Gary Anderson kick)
6 1991-09-22 HOU L, 20-24 4 35 pass Curtis Duncan 35 yard pass from Warren Moon (Ian Howfield kick)
7 1991-09-22 HOU L, 20-24 4 5 pass Curtis Duncan 5 yard pass from Warren Moon (Ian Howfield kick)
8 1991-09-29 @ PHO W, 24-10 2 17 pass Ernie Jones 17 yard pass from Tom Tupa (Greg Davis kick)
9 1991-09-29 @ PHO W, 24-10 2 15 pass Johnny Johnson 15 yard pass from Tom Tupa (Greg Davis kick)
10 1991-09-29 @ PHO W, 24-10 4 62 pass Ricky Proehl 62 yard pass from Tom Tupa (Greg Davis kick)
11 1991-10-06 MIA W, 20-10 2 24 pass Mark Clayton 24 yard pass from Dan Marino (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
12 1991-10-06 MIA W, 20-10 2 5 pass Jim Jensen 5 yard pass from Dan Marino (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
13 1991-10-20 MIN L, 23-26 2 1 rush Herschel Walker 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
14 1991-10-20 MIN L, 23-26 4 4 pass Anthony Carter 4 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
15 1991-11-03 @ BUF W, 22-17 3 13 pass Don Beebe 13 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Scott Norwood kick)
16 1991-11-03 @ BUF W, 22-17 4 15 rush Thurman Thomas 15 yard rush
17 1991-11-10 @ MIA W, 30-20 1 31 pass Mark Clayton 31 yard pass from Dan Marino (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
18 1991-11-10 @ MIA W, 30-20 2 5 pass Fred Banks 5 yard pass from Dan Marino (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
19 1991-11-10 @ MIA W, 30-20 4 32 pass Mark Clayton 32 yard pass from Dan Marino (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
20 1991-11-17 NYJ W, 28-21 1 1 rush A.B. Brown 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
21 1991-11-17 NYJ W, 28-21 2 7 pass Chris Burkett 7 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
22 1991-11-17 NYJ W, 28-21 3 35 pass Terance Mathis 35 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
23 1991-11-17 NYJ W, 28-21 4 3 pass Trevor Matich 3 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
24 1991-11-24 BUF L, 13-16 2 10 pass Thurman Thomas 10 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Scott Norwood kick)
25 1991-12-01 @ DEN W, 20-3 1 21 pass Vance Johnson 21 yard pass from John Elway (David Treadwell kick)
26 1991-12-01 @ DEN W, 20-3 2 12 rush Greg Lewis 12 yard rush (David Treadwell kick)
27 1991-12-08 IND L, 17-23 2 13 pass Jessie Hester 13 yard pass from Jeff George (Dean Biasucci kick)
28 1991-12-08 IND L, 17-23 2 1 rush Eric Dickerson 1 yard rush (Dean Biasucci kick)
29 1991-12-22 @ CIN W, 29-7 1 21 pass Rodney Holman 21 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Jim Breech kick)
30 1991-12-22 @ CIN W, 29-7 2 12 pass Tim McGee 12 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Jim Breech kick)
31 1991-12-22 @ CIN W, 29-7 2 36 pass James Brooks 36 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Jim Breech kick)