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2002 New England Patriots

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9-7-0, Finished 2nd in AFC East Division  · 2002 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.0, Offense: 2.1, Defense: 1.9, SoS: 1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 381 points (23.8/g), 10th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 346 points (21.6/g), 17th.
 Differential of 35 points (2.2/g), 14th.  Expected W-L: 8.9-7.1.

Coach: Bill Belichick (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Charlie Weis
 Defensive Coordinator: Romeo Crennel
 Other Notable Asst.: Brian Daboll (Wide Receivers), Jeff Davidson (Offensive Line/Tight Ends), Eric Mangini (Defensive Backs) and Josh McDaniels (Coaching Assistant)

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

Team Info

Head Coach/de facto General Manager Bill Belichick
Chairman/CEO Robert Kraft
VP 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 381 5085 1031 4.9 24 10 21 304 374 605 3577 28 14 5.6 184 395 1508 9 3.8 99 185 34.6 11.9 Own 33.8 2:32 5.74 27.3 1.84
Team Defense 346 5377 1032 5.2 29 11 28 315 314 531 3179 23 18 5.6 158 467 2198 17 4.7 129 187 32.1 11.8 Own 31.0 2:39 5.7 28.8 1.82
Lg Rank Offense 10 21 7 10 19 4 12 2 9 22 28 28 26 27 14 25 29 20 12 20 16
Lg Rank Defense 17 23 14 17 20 12 11 18 12 10 21 31 23 29 15 11 20 22 23 21 20

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense Expected Points
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO Offense Defense Sp. Tms
1 Mon September 9 boxscore W 1-0 Pittsburgh Steelers 30 14 20 343 280 63 1 20 283 209 74 5 2.42 12.91 0.77
2 Sun September 15 boxscore W 2-0 @ New York Jets 44 7 24 432 269 163 2 9 200 168 32 2 12.36 31.62 -7.88
3 Sun September 22 boxscore W OT 3-0 Kansas City Chiefs 41 38 27 496 399 97 1 21 349 128 221 3 14.98 -8.83 -5.41
4 Sun September 29 boxscore L 3-1 @ San Diego Chargers 14 21 25 440 353 87 3 14 342 104 238 1 0.74 -7.34 -0.65
5 Sun October 6 boxscore L 3-2 @ Miami Dolphins 13 26 16 245 208 37 3 21 319 182 137 1 -7.95 -4.80 -0.06
6 Sun October 13 boxscore L 3-3 Green Bay Packers 10 28 20 289 166 123 4 20 301 143 158 -8.26 -13.40 6.97
7 Bye Week
8 Sun October 27 boxscore L 3-4 Denver Broncos 16 24 16 179 110 69 23 351 215 136 2 -5.62 -11.43 7.81
9 Sun November 3 boxscore W 4-4 @ Buffalo Bills 38 7 23 422 263 159 28 331 266 65 1 25.77 -5.78 5.76
10 Sun November 10 boxscore W 5-4 @ Chicago Bears 33 30 19 397 315 82 2 14 299 174 125 1 0.89 4.15 -1.15
11 Sun November 17 boxscore L 5-5 @ Oakland Raiders 20 27 12 195 147 48 1 22 386 289 97 1 -12.12 -4.23 8.30
12 Sun November 24 boxscore W 6-5 Minnesota Vikings 24 17 20 299 219 80 26 417 264 153 3 0.99 4.35 3.57
13 Thu November 28 boxscore W 7-5 @ Detroit Lions 20 12 23 349 210 139 1 14 292 210 82 3 4.75 13.17 -4.66
14 Sun December 8 boxscore W 8-5 Buffalo Bills 27 17 14 275 183 92 24 390 312 78 5 0.73 6.47 1.79
15 Mon December 16 boxscore L 8-6 @ Tennessee Titans 7 24 11 176 120 56 2 20 365 127 238 1 -16.67 -8.91 6.46
16 Sun December 22 boxscore L 8-7 New York Jets 17 30 14 216 119 97 2 19 393 285 108 -10.95 -6.90 5.03
17 Sun December 29 boxscore W OT 9-7 Miami Dolphins 27 24 20 332 216 116 2 20 359 103 256 -3.15 -6.93 12.80

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
12 Tom Brady 25 QB 16 16 9-7-0 373 601 62.1 3764 28 4.7 14 2.3 49 6.3 6.1 10.1 235.3 85.7 31 190 5.66 5.54 4.9 2 3
6 Rohan Davey 24 2 0 1 2 50.0 3 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 1.5 1.5 3.0 1.5 56.2 0 0 1.50 1.50 0.0
33 Kevin Faulk 26 15 0 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
86 David Patten 28 WR 16 14 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
Team Total 27.6 16 9-7-0 374 605 61.8 3767 28 4.6 14 2.3 49 6.2 6.1 10.1 235.4 85.3 31 190 5.62 5.51 4.9 2 3
Opp Total 16 314 531 59.1 3378 23 4.3 18 3.4 6.4 5.70 10.8 211.1 78.2 34 199 5.6 5.0 6.0

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
32 Antowain Smith 30 RB 16 15 252 982 6 42 3.9 61.4 15.8 31 243 7.8 2 35 1.9 15.2 1225 8 2
33 Kevin Faulk 26 15 0 52 271 2 45 5.2 18.1 3.5 37 379 10.2 3 36 2.5 25.3 650 5 1
12 Tom Brady 25 QB 16 16 42 110 1 15 2.6 6.9 2.6 110 1 11
44 Marc Edwards 28 FB 16 10 31 96 0 17 3.1 6.0 1.9 23 196 8.5 0 27 1.4 12.3 292 0 1
21 J.R. Redmond 25 9 0 4 2 0 5 0.5 0.2 0.4 2 5 2.5 0 3 0.2 0.6 7 0 0
35 Patrick Pass 25 15 0 4 27 0 13 6.8 1.8 0.3 27 0 0
80 Troy Brown 31 PR/WR 14 13 3 14 0 21 4.7 1.0 0.2 97 890 9.2 3 38 6.9 63.6 904 3 4
86 David Patten 28 WR 16 14 2 6 0 7 3.0 0.4 0.1 61 824 13.5 5 39 3.8 51.5 830 5 0
83 Deion Branch 23 KR/wr 13 7 2 0 0 4 0.0 0.0 0.2 43 489 11.4 2 49 3.3 37.6 489 2 1
6 Rohan Davey 24 2 0 2 -4 0 -2 -2.0 -2.0 1.0 -4 0 0
19 Damon Huard 29 2 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 2.0 0.5 4 0 0
88 Christian Fauria 31 TE 16 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 27 253 9.4 7 33 1.7 15.8 253 7 0
85 Cam Cleeland 27 te 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 112 7.0 1 22 1.3 9.3 112 1 0
82 Daniel Graham 24 te 12 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 150 10.0 1 31 1.3 12.5 150 1 0
81 Donald Hayes 27 wr 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 133 11.1 2 40 1.0 11.1 133 2 0
87 David Givens 22 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 92 10.2 1 30 0.8 7.7 92 1 1
50 Mike Vrabel 27 LLB 16 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 1.0 1 1 0.1 0.1 1 1 0
Team Total 27.6 16 395 1508 9 45 3.8 94.3 24.7 374 3767 10.1 28 49 23.4 235.4 5275 37 24
Opp Total 16 467 2198 17 4.7 137.4 29.2 314 3179 10.1 23 19.6 198.7 5377 40 21

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
83 Deion Branch 23 KR/wr 13 7 2 58 0 40 29.0 36 863 0 63 24.0 1410
33 Kevin Faulk 26 15 0 8 65 0 16 8.1 26 725 2 87 27.9 1440
80 Troy Brown 31 PR/WR 14 13 24 175 0 27 7.3 1079
35 Patrick Pass 25 15 0 7 123 0 28 17.6 150
44 Marc Edwards 28 FB 16 10 3 27 0 15 9.0 319
54 Tedy Bruschi 29 mlb 11 9 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
97 Jarvis Green 23 de 15 4 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
21 J.R. Redmond 25 9 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 19
Team Total 27.6 16 34 298 0 40 8.8 75 1771 2 87 23.6 7344
Opp Total 16 24 181 0 7.5 73 1493 0 20.5

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
13 Ken Walter 30 P 16 0 70 2723 55 1 38.9
4 Adam Vinatieri*+ 30 K 16 0 6 6 12 12 10 8 2 1 30 27 90.0% 36 36 100.0%
Team Total 27.6 16 6 6 12 12 10 8 2 1 30 27 90.0% 36 36 100.0% 70 2723 55 1 38.9
Opp Total 16 34 20 58.8% 41 40 97.6% 68 2679 39.4

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
95 Roman Phifer 34 RLB 14 14 0.5 0 0 1 0 0 69 40
52 Ted Johnson 30 MLB 14 11 1.5 63 33
36 Lawyer Milloy* 29 SS 16 16 0 0 0 0 6 64 30
27 Victor Green 33 fs 16 5 1 90 1 90 0 0 0 3 0 0 62 22
50 Mike Vrabel 27 LLB 16 13 4.5 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 2 0 0 58 25
24 Ty Law* 28 LCB 16 16 1.0 4 33 0 29 10 1 0 1 0 0 60 17
54 Tedy Bruschi 29 mlb 11 9 4.5 2 75 2 48 7 1 0 0 0 0 47 19
55 Willie McGinest 31 LDE 16 10 5.5 1 2 0 2 10 42 20
45 Otis Smith 37 RCB 14 13 2 21 0 22 0 0 0 1 0 0 44 7
93 Richard Seymour* 23 RDE 16 16 5.5 1 6 0 6 3 0 0 1 0 0 33 23
34 Tebucky Jones 28 FS 14 13 1.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 24 1 38 12
91 Bobby Hamilton 31 lde/LDT 16 15 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 34 21
98 Anthony Pleasant 34 RDT 14 11 3.0 20 15
22 Terrell Buckley 31 db 16 2 4 50 0 39 0 0 1 0 0 0 21 0
97 Jarvis Green 23 de 15 4 2.5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 15 7
53 Larry Izzo* 28 15 0 15 6
96 Rick Lyle 31 de 13 2 13 7
58 Matt Chatham 25 13 0 14 3
90 Steve Martin 28 ldt 14 5 13 4
25 Leonard Myers 24 db 8 1 11 1
23 Antwan Harris 25 14 0 9 1
12 Tom Brady 25 QB 16 16 0 11 5 -32 0
99 Bernard Holsey 29 8 0 1.0 3 2
31 Ben Kelly 24 7 0 3 1
80 Troy Brown 31 PR/WR 14 13 0 4 2 0 0
32 Antowain Smith 30 RB 16 15 0 2 3 0 0
83 Deion Branch 23 KR/wr 13 7 0 1 1 0 0
59 O.J. Brigance 33 1 0 1 0
30 Je'Rod Cherry 29 16 0 1 0
66 Lonie Paxton 24 16 0 1 0
77 Mike Compton 32 LG 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
44 Marc Edwards 28 FB 16 10 0 1 0 0 0
33 Kevin Faulk 26 15 0 0 1 0 0 0
87 David Givens 22 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
82 Daniel Graham 24 te 12 6 0 0 1 0 0
72 Matt Light 24 LT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
67 Grey Ruegamer 26 c 13 2 0 1 0 -1 0
Team Total 27.6 16 33.0 18 277 3 90 44 3 24 24 -9 1 754 316
Opp Total 16 31 21 10

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
4 Adam Vinatieri*+ 30 K 16 0 36 27 117
32 Antowain Smith 30 RB 16 15 6 2 8 1 50
88 Christian Fauria 31 TE 16 13 7 7 1 44
33 Kevin Faulk 26 15 0 2 3 2 7 42
86 David Patten 28 WR 16 14 5 5 30
80 Troy Brown 31 PR/WR 14 13 3 3 1 20
83 Deion Branch 23 KR/wr 13 7 2 2 12
54 Tedy Bruschi 29 mlb 11 9 2 2 12
81 Donald Hayes 27 wr 12 1 2 2 12
12 Tom Brady 25 QB 16 16 1 1 6
85 Cam Cleeland 27 te 12 1 1 1 6
87 David Givens 22 12 0 1 1 6
82 Daniel Graham 24 te 12 6 1 1 6
27 Victor Green 33 fs 16 5 1 1 6
34 Tebucky Jones 28 FS 14 13 1 1 6
50 Mike Vrabel 27 LLB 16 13 1 1 6
Team Total 27.6 16 9 28 2 1 3 43 3 36 27 381
Opp Total 16 17 23 1 40 20 346