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2001 New England Patriots

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11-5-0, Finished 1st in AFC East Division  · 2001 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.3, Offense: 1.2, Defense: 3.1, SoS: -1.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 371 points (23.2/g), 6th of 31 in the NFL. Allowed 272 points (17.0/g), 6th.
 Differential of 99 points (6.2/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 10.8-5.2.

Coach: Bill Belichick (11-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Charlie Weis
 Defensive Coordinator: Romeo Crennel
 Other Notable Asst.: Brian Daboll (Defensive Assistant), Jeff Davidson (Asst. O-Line Coach), Eric Mangini (Defensive Backs) and Josh McDaniels (Personnel Assistant/Coaching Assistant)

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


Team Info

Head Coach/de facto General Manager Bill Belichick
Chairman/CEO Robert Kraft
Director of Player Personnel Scott Pioli
Offensive Scheme Erhardt-Perkins
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Average Drive
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD #Dr Sc% TO% Start Time Plays Yds Pts
Team Offense 371 4882 1001 4.9 28 13 28 292 306 482 3089 21 15 5.9 163 473 1793 15 3.8 101 185 32.4 14.6 Own 33.1 2:41 5.57 26.2 1.75
Team Defense 272 5352 1016 5.3 35 13 33 303 299 546 3497 15 22 6.0 171 429 1855 7 4.3 99 188 27.7 14.4 Own 30.0 2:31 5.6 28.4 1.30
Lg Rank Offense 6 19 13 16 13 24 22 11 11 15 8 13 7 24 7 14 24 7 9 19 7
Lg Rank Defense 6 24 8 9 26 23 24 6 6 19 13 19 4 21 22 7 25 13 25 24 6

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 9 boxscore L 0-1 @ Cincinnati Bengals 17 23 16 292 224 68 18 353 196 157 1
2 Sun September 23 boxscore L 0-2 New York Jets 3 10 15 308 201 107 4 14 238 127 111
3 Sun September 30 boxscore W 1-2 Indianapolis Colts 44 13 19 336 159 177 20 322 240 82 4
4 Sun October 7 boxscore L 1-3 @ Miami Dolphins 10 30 12 149 69 80 3 19 296 87 209 1
5 Sun October 14 boxscore W OT 2-3 San Diego Chargers 29 26 30 374 345 29 1 20 343 258 85 1
6 Sun October 21 boxscore W 3-3 @ Indianapolis Colts 38 17 19 385 262 123 28 484 305 179 2
7 Sun October 28 boxscore L 3-4 @ Denver Broncos 20 31 21 300 183 117 5 18 355 269 86 2
8 Sun November 4 boxscore W 4-4 @ Atlanta Falcons 24 10 21 371 236 135 2 11 244 104 140 1
9 Sun November 11 boxscore W 5-4 Buffalo Bills 21 11 15 205 71 134 3 15 242 173 69 2
10 Sun November 18 boxscore L 5-5 St. Louis Rams 17 24 13 230 179 51 3 26 482 396 86 3
11 Sun November 25 boxscore W 6-5 New Orleans Saints 34 17 26 432 241 191 23 428 307 121 2
12 Sun December 2 boxscore W 7-5 @ New York Jets 17 16 14 264 191 73 18 288 157 131 2
13 Sun December 9 boxscore W 8-5 Cleveland Browns 27 16 18 290 209 81 2 17 277 227 50 4
14 Sun December 16 boxscore W OT 9-5 @ Buffalo Bills 12 9 17 335 206 129 2 19 310 212 98 1
15 Sat December 22 boxscore W 10-5 Miami Dolphins 20 13 20 313 117 196 19 368 310 58 3
16 Bye Week
17 Sun January 6 boxscore W 11-5 @ Carolina Panthers 38 6 16 298 196 102 3 18 322 129 193 6
Playoffs
Division Sat January 19 boxscore W OT 12-5 Oakland Raiders 16 13 22 365 297 68 1 14 230 153 77
ConfChamp Sun January 27 boxscore W 13-5 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 24 17 15 259 192 67 23 306 248 58 4
SuperBowl Sun February 3 boxscore W 14-5 N St. Louis Rams 20 17 15 267 134 133 26 427 337 90 3

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
12 Tom Brady* 24 QB 15 14 11-3-0 264 413 63.9 2843 18 4.4 12 2.9 91 6.9 6.4 10.8 189.5 86.5 41 216 5.79 5.39 9.0 4 5
11 Drew Bledsoe 29 qb 2 2 0-2-0 40 66 60.6 400 2 3.0 2 3.0 58 6.1 5.3 10.0 200.0 75.3 5 21 5.34 4.63 7.0
86 David Patten 27 WR 16 14 1 2 50.0 60 1 50.0 1 50.0 60 30.0 17.5 60.0 3.8 95.8 0 0 30.00 17.50 0.0
33 Kevin Faulk 25 KR 15 1 1 1 100.0 23 0 0.0 0 0.0 23 23.0 23.0 23.0 1.5 118.7 0 0 23.00 23.00 0.0
Team Total 27.1 16 11-5-0 306 482 63.5 3326 21 4.4 15 3.1 91 6.9 6.4 10.9 207.9 85.3 46 237 5.85 5.37 8.7 4 5
Opp Total 16 299 546 54.8 3731 15 2.7 22 4.0 6.8 5.57 12.5 233.2 68.6 41 234 6.0 4.8 7.0

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 Antowain Smith 29 RB 16 15 287 1157 12 44 4.0 72.3 17.9 19 192 10.1 1 41 1.2 12.0 1349 13 4
44 Marc Edwards 27 FB 16 13 51 141 1 14 2.8 8.8 3.2 25 166 6.6 2 17 1.6 10.4 307 3 3
33 Kevin Faulk 25 KR 15 1 41 169 1 24 4.1 11.3 2.7 30 189 6.3 2 28 2.0 12.6 358 3 2
12 Tom Brady* 24 QB 15 14 36 43 0 12 1.2 2.9 2.4 1 23 23.0 0 23 0.1 1.5 66 0 12
21 J.R. Redmond 24 12 0 35 119 0 16 3.4 9.9 2.9 13 132 10.2 0 17 1.1 11.0 251 0 0
80 Troy Brown* 30 PR/WR 16 13 11 91 0 31 8.3 5.7 0.7 101 1199 11.9 5 60 6.3 74.9 1290 5 2
86 David Patten 27 WR 16 14 5 67 1 29 13.4 4.2 0.3 51 749 14.7 4 91 3.2 46.8 816 5 1
11 Drew Bledsoe 29 qb 2 2 5 18 0 8 3.6 9.0 2.5 18 0 1
35 Patrick Pass 24 16 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 0.4 0.1 6 66 11.0 1 23 0.4 4.1 73 1 0
10 Lee Johnson 40 p 5 0 1 -19 0 -19 -19.0 -3.8 0.2 -19 0 1
88 Terry Glenn 27 wr 4 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 204 14.6 1 23 3.5 51.0 204 1 0
81 Charles Johnson 29 wr 14 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 111 7.9 1 24 1.0 7.9 111 1 0
85 Jermaine Wiggins 26 te 16 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 133 9.5 4 31 0.9 8.3 133 4 0
83 Rod Rutledge 26 TE 15 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 35 7.0 0 9 0.3 2.3 35 0 0
87 Bert Emanuel 31 wr 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 25 6.3 0 16 2.0 12.5 25 0 0
84 Torrance Small 31 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 29 7.3 0 11 1.3 9.7 29 0 0
84 Fred Coleman 26 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 50 25.0 0 46 0.3 6.3 50 0 0
82 Curtis Jackson 28 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 16 8.0 0 12 1.0 8.0 16 0 0
51 Bryan Cox 33 llb 11 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.1 0.6 7 0 0
Team Total 27.1 16 473 1793 15 44 3.8 112.1 29.6 306 3326 10.9 21 91 19.1 207.9 5119 36 29
Opp Total 16 429 1855 7 4.3 115.9 26.8 299 3497 11.7 15 18.7 218.6 5352 22 23

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
33 Kevin Faulk 25 KR 15 1 4 27 0 10 6.8 33 662 0 42 20.1 1047
80 Troy Brown* 30 PR/WR 16 13 29 413 2 85 14.2 1 13 0 13 13.0 1716
35 Patrick Pass 24 16 0 10 222 0 33 22.2 295
31 Ben Kelly 23 2 0 7 123 0 28 17.6 123
82 Curtis Jackson 28 2 0 2 30 0 19 15.0 46
86 David Patten 27 WR 16 14 2 44 0 24 22.0 860
21 J.R. Redmond 24 12 0 2 57 0 30 28.5 308
54 Tedy Bruschi 28 MLB 15 9 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
44 Marc Edwards 27 FB 16 13 1 23 0 23 23.0 330
Team Total 27.1 16 33 440 2 85 13.3 59 1184 0 42 20.1 6743
Opp Total 16 26 124 0 4.8 75 1658 0 22.1

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
4 Adam Vinatieri 29 K 16 0 1 1 8 8 8 7 12 7 1 1 30 24 80.0% 42 41 97.6% 1 33 33 0 33.0
13 Ken Walter 29 P 11 0 49 1964 58 0 40.1
10 Lee Johnson 40 p 5 0 24 1045 76 0 43.5
Team Total 27.1 16 1 1 8 8 8 7 12 7 1 1 30 24 80.0% 42 41 97.6% 74 3042 76 0 41.1
Opp Total 16 41 30 73.2% 22 22 100.0% 73 2884 39.5

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
36 Lawyer Milloy* 28 SS 16 16 3.0 2 21 0 21 4 0 0 1 0 0 77 36
95 Roman Phifer 33 RLB 16 16 2.0 1 14 0 14 5 2 0 2 0 0 70 21
54 Tedy Bruschi 28 MLB 15 9 2.0 2 7 0 4 3 3 1 1 0 0 54 21
24 Ty Law* 27 LCB 16 16 1.0 3 91 2 46 9 59 10
45 Otis Smith 36 RCB 15 15 2.0 5 181 2 78 19 0 0 2 0 0 55 8
34 Tebucky Jones 27 FS 16 12 1.0 1 -4 0 -4 5 3 0 0 0 0 50 19
50 Mike Vrabel 26 LLB 16 12 3.0 2 27 0 15 9 40 23
91 Bobby Hamilton 30 LDE 16 15 7.0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 31 21
98 Anthony Pleasant 33 RDT 16 16 6.0 2 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 35 8
51 Bryan Cox 33 llb 11 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 9 0 34 15
52 Ted Johnson 29 mlb 12 5 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 32 13
26 Matt Stevens 28 db 15 4 1 9 0 9 1 1 0 1 0 0 30 13
93 Richard Seymour 22 RDE 13 10 3.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 25 19
96 Brandon Mitchell 26 LDT 16 11 1.0 26 17
55 Willie McGinest 30 rde 11 5 6.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 25 8
27 Terrell Buckley 30 db 15 1 1.0 3 76 1 52 7 26 2
22 Terrance Shaw 28 db 13 3 0 0 0 0 4 23 3
53 Larry Izzo 27 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 15 8
58 Matt Chatham 24 11 0 13 1
30 Je'Rod Cherry 28 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 4
12 Tom Brady* 24 QB 15 14 0 12 4 -18 0 3 0
35 Patrick Pass 24 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 2
97 Riddick Parker 29 13 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 7 3
25 Leonard Myers 23 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 2
23 Antwan Harris 24 db 11 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 3
80 Troy Brown* 30 PR/WR 16 13 0 2 1 0 0 3 0
44 Marc Edwards 27 FB 16 13 0 3 1 0 0 2 1
29 Hakim Akbar 21 6 0 2 3
92 David Nugent 24 de 9 1 3 1
21 J.R. Redmond 24 12 0 3 1
4 Adam Vinatieri 29 K 16 0 3 1
32 Antowain Smith 29 RB 16 15 0 4 1 0 0 0 1
84 Fred Coleman 26 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0
33 Kevin Faulk 25 KR 15 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0
85 Jermaine Wiggins 26 te 16 6 0 0 1 0 0 2 0
99 T.J. Turner 23 2 0 1 2
86 David Patten 27 WR 16 14 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
94 Jace Sayler 22 nt 2 1 1 1
99 Kole Ayi 23 1 0 0 2
11 Drew Bledsoe 29 qb 2 2 0 1 1 0 0
81 Charles Johnson 29 wr 14 2 1 0
90 Marty Moore 30 3 0 0 2
63 Joe Andruzzi 26 RG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
77 Mike Compton 31 LG 16 16 0 1 0 -15 0
10 Lee Johnson 40 p 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
31 Ben Kelly 23 2 0 0 1
65 Damien Woody 24 C 16 15 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.1 16 39.0 22 422 5 78 86 12 29 27 -24 0 784 296
Opp Total 16 46 23 10

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
4 Adam Vinatieri 29 K 16 0 41 24 113
32 Antowain Smith 29 RB 16 15 12 1 13 78
80 Troy Brown* 30 PR/WR 16 13 5 2 7 42
86 David Patten 27 WR 16 14 1 4 5 30
85 Jermaine Wiggins 26 te 16 6 4 4 24
44 Marc Edwards 27 FB 16 13 1 2 3 18
33 Kevin Faulk 25 KR 15 1 1 2 3 18
24 Ty Law* 27 LCB 16 16 2 2 12
45 Otis Smith 36 RCB 15 15 2 2 12
27 Terrell Buckley 30 db 15 1 1 1 6
88 Terry Glenn 27 wr 4 1 1 1 6
81 Charles Johnson 29 wr 14 2 1 1 6
35 Patrick Pass 24 16 0 1 1 6
Team Total 27.1 16 15 21 2 5 43 41 24 371
Opp Total 16 7 15 2 2 2 22 30 272