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2006 New England Patriots

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12-4-0, Finished 1st in AFC East Division  · 2006 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 10.2, Offense: 4.3, Defense: 5.9, SoS: 1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 385 points (24.1/g), 7th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 237 points (14.8/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 148 points (9.2/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 12.2-3.8.

Coach: Bill Belichick (12-4-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Josh McDaniels
 Defensive Coordinator: Dean Pees
 Other Notable Asst.: Brian Daboll (Wide Receivers) and Matt Patricia (Linebackers)

Stadium: Gillette Stadium
 Training Camp: Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Massachusetts)

Starters

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Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Tom Brady 29 6 16 319 for 516, 3,529 yards, 24 td, 12 int, & 49 rushes for 102 yards and 0 td New England Patriots / 6th / 199th pick / 2000
RB Corey Dillon 32 9 13 199 rushes for 812 yards, 13 td, & 15 catches for 147 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1997
WR Troy Brown 35 13 9 43 catches for 384 yards, 4 td, & 2 rushes for 18 yards and 0 td New England Patriots / 8th / 198th pick / 1993
WR Reche Caldwell 27 4 14 61 catches for 760 yards, 4 td, & 1 rush for 5 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 48th pick / 2002
TE Daniel Graham 28 4 11 21 catches for 235 yards, 2 td New England Patriots / 1st / 21st pick / 2002
TE Ben Watson 26 2 13 49 catches for 643 yards, 3 td New England Patriots / 1st / 32nd pick / 2004
LT Matt Light* 28 5 16 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 48th pick / 2001
LG Logan Mankins 24 1 16 New England Patriots / 1st / 32nd pick / 2005
C Dan Koppen 27 3 16 3 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 5th / 164th pick / 2003
RG Steve Neal 30 4 13
RT Nick Kaczur 27 1 9 New England Patriots / 3rd / 100th pick / 2005
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ty Warren 25 3 15 7.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 13th pick / 2003
NT Vince Wilfork 25 2 13 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 21st pick / 2004
RDE Richard Seymour* 27 5 15 4.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 2001
LOLB Rosevelt Colvin 29 7 15 8.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 111th pick / 1999
LILB Junior Seau 37 16 10 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 1990
RILB Tedy Bruschi 33 10 14 1.5 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 3rd / 86th pick / 1996
ROLB Mike Vrabel 31 9 16 4.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 91st pick / 1997
LCB Asante Samuel 25 3 15 0.0 sacks, 10 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 4th / 120th pick / 2003
RCB Ellis Hobbs 23 1 9 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 3rd / 84th pick / 2005
SS Rodney Harrison 34 12 10 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 5th / 145th pick / 1994
FS Artrell Hawkins 30 8 12 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1998
 Special Teams Starters
K Stephen Gostkowski 22 Rook 0 20 of 26 field goals & 43 of 44 extra points New England Patriots / 4th / 118th pick / 2006
P Josh Miller 36 10 0 43 punts for a 43.0 average, 0 blocked
PR Kevin Faulk 30 7 1 31 punt returns for a 10.6 average and 0 td New England Patriots / 2nd / 46th pick / 1999
KR Laurence Maroney 21 Rook 0 28 kick returns for a 28.0 average and 0 td New England Patriots / 1st / 21st pick / 2006

Roster

No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
52 Eric Alexander 24 14 0 230 6-3 LSU 2/8/1982 2 1
23 Willie Andrews 23 15 0 182 5-9 Baylor 11/2/1983 Rook 1 New England Patriots / 7th / 229th pick / 2006
32 Rashad Baker 24 5 0 198 5-10 Tennessee 2/22/1982 2 0
95 Tully Banta-Cain 26 rolb 16 5 254 6-2 California 8/28/1980 3 4 New England Patriots / 7th / 239th pick / 2003
12 Tom Brady 29 QB 16 16 225 6-4 Michigan 8/3/1977 6 14 New England Patriots / 6th / 199th pick / 2000
65 Wesley Britt 25 t 10 1 314 6-8 Alabama 11/21/1981 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 164th pick / 2005
80 Troy Brown 35 WR 16 9 196 5-10 Marshall 7/2/1971 13 4 New England Patriots / 8th / 198th pick / 1993
54 Tedy Bruschi 33 LILB 15 14 247 6-1 Arizona 6/9/1973 10 9 New England Patriots / 3rd / 86th pick / 1996
87 Reche Caldwell 27 WR 16 14 215 6-0 Florida 3/28/1979 4 8 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 48th pick / 2002
16 Matt Cassel 24 6 0 230 6-5 USC 5/17/1982 1 0 New England Patriots / 7th / 230th pick / 2005
13 Bam Childress 24 2 0 185 5-10 Ohio St. 3/31/1982 1 0
59 Rosevelt Colvin 29 LOLB 16 15 250 6-3 Purdue 9/5/1977 7 9 Chicago Bears / 4th / 111th pick / 1999
51 Don Davis 34 12 0 235 6-1 Kansas 12/17/1972 10 1
28 Corey Dillon 32 RB 16 13 225 6-1 Washington 10/24/1974 9 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1997
44 Heath Evans 28 fb 16 3 245 6-0 Auburn 12/30/1978 5 1 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 82nd pick / 2001
33 Kevin Faulk 30 PR 15 1 202 5-8 LSU 6/5/1976 7 5 New England Patriots / 2nd / 46th pick / 1999
85 Doug Gabriel 26 wr 12 5 215 6-2 Central Florida 8/27/1980 3 4 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 167th pick / 2003
10 Jabar Gaffney 26 wr 11 6 205 6-1 Florida 12/1/1980 4 2 Houston Texans / 2nd / 33rd pick / 2002
21 Randall Gay 24 3 0 186 5-11 LSU 5/5/1982 2 0
3 Stephen Gostkowski 22 K 16 0 200 6-2 Memphis 1/28/1984 Rook 2 New England Patriots / 4th / 118th pick / 2006
82 Daniel Graham 28 TE 12 11 257 6-3 Colorado 11/16/1978 4 3 New England Patriots / 1st / 21st pick / 2002
97 Jarvis Green 27 de 16 4 290 6-3 LSU 1/12/1979 4 5 New England Patriots / 4th / 126th pick / 2002
37 Rodney Harrison 34 SS 10 10 220 6-1 West. Illinois 12/15/1972 12 6 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 145th pick / 1994
25 Artrell Hawkins 30 FS 14 12 190 5-10 Cincinnati 11/24/1976 8 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1998
91 Marquise Hill 24 4 0 297 6-6 LSU 8/7/1982 2 0 New England Patriots / 2nd / 63rd pick / 2004
27 Ellis Hobbs 23 RCB 15 9 188 5-9 Iowa St. 5/16/1983 1 7 New England Patriots / 3rd / 84th pick / 2005
71 Russ Hochstein 29 13 0 305 6-4 Nebraska 10/7/1977 4 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 151st pick / 2001
29 Chidi Iwuoma 28 3 0 184 5-8 California 2/19/1978 5 0
53 Larry Izzo 32 16 0 228 5-10 Rice 9/26/1974 10 2
17 Chad Jackson 21 wr 12 1 205 6-1 Florida 3/6/1985 Rook 2 New England Patriots / 2nd / 36th pick / 2006
77 Nick Kaczur 27 RT 11 9 319 6-4 Toledo 7/28/1979 1 6 New England Patriots / 3rd / 100th pick / 2005
19 Kelvin Kight 24 wr 4 1 209 6-0 Florida 7/2/1982 2 0
67 Dan Koppen 27 C 16 16 296 6-2 Boston Col. 9/12/1979 3 10 New England Patriots / 5th / 164th pick / 2003
72 Matt Light* 28 LT 16 16 305 6-4 Purdue 6/23/1978 5 12 New England Patriots / 2nd / 48th pick / 2001
70 Logan Mankins 24 LG 16 16 307 6-4 Fresno St. 3/10/1982 1 10 New England Patriots / 1st / 32nd pick / 2005
39 Laurence Maroney 21 KR 14 0 210 5-11 Minnesota 2/5/1985 Rook 8 New England Patriots / 1st / 21st pick / 2006
46 Corey Mays 23 8 0 245 6-1 Notre Dame 11/27/1983 Rook 1
38 Ray Mickens 33 4 0 180 5-8 Texas A&M 1/4/1973 10 0 New York Jets / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1996
8 Josh Miller 36 P 10 0 225 6-4 Arizona 7/14/1970 10 1
64 Gene Mruczkowski 26 1 0 305 6-2 Purdue 6/6/1980 2 0
61 Steve Neal 30 RG 13 13 305 6-4 Cal State-Bakersfield 10/9/1976 4 8
68 Ryan O'Callaghan 23 rt 11 6 345 6-6 California 7/19/1983 Rook 4 New England Patriots / 5th / 136th pick / 2006
35 Patrick Pass 29 3 0 217 5-10 Georgia 12/31/1977 6 0 New England Patriots / 7th / 239th pick / 2000
66 Lonie Paxton 28 16 0 260 6-2 Sacramento St. 3/13/1978 6 2
32 Hank Poteat 29 db 2 1 192 5-9 Pittsburgh 8/30/1977 6 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 77th pick / 2000
22 Asante Samuel 25 LCB 15 15 185 5-10 Central Florida 1/6/1981 3 11 New England Patriots / 4th / 120th pick / 2003
36 James Sanders 23 ss 16 5 207 5-10 Fresno St. 11/11/1983 1 4 New England Patriots / 4th / 133rd pick / 2005
18 Todd Sauerbrun 33 2 0 211 5-10 West Virginia 1/4/1973 11 0 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 56th pick / 1995
30 Chad Scott 32 LCB 14 9 205 6-1 Towson St.,Maryland 9/6/1974 9 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 24th pick / 1997
29 Guss Scott 24 1 0 205 5-10 Florida 5/21/1982 1 0 New England Patriots / 3rd / 95th pick / 2004
55 Junior Seau 37 LILB 11 10 250 6-3 USC 1/19/1969 16 6 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 1990
93 Richard Seymour* 27 RDE 16 15 310 6-6 Georgia 10/6/1979 5 15 New England Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 2001
81 Jonathan Smith 25 2 0 194 5-10 Georgia Tech 11/28/1981 2 0 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 214th pick / 2004
90 Le Kevin Smith 24 3 0 310 6-1 Nebraska 7/21/1982 Rook 0 New England Patriots / 6th / 206th pick / 2006
31 Antwain Spann 23 8 0 190 6-0 La-Lafayette 2/22/1983 Rook 1
14 Vinny Testaverde 43 3 0 235 6-5 Miami (FL) 11/13/1963 19 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 1st pick / 1987
86 David Thomas 23 te 15 3 240 6-3 Texas 7/5/1983 Rook 2 New England Patriots / 3rd / 86th pick / 2006
50 Mike Vrabel 31 RILB 16 16 261 6-4 Ohio St. 8/14/1975 9 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 91st pick / 1997
15 Ken Walter 34 4 0 207 6-1 Kent St. 8/15/1972 9 0
94 Ty Warren 25 LDE 15 15 300 6-5 Texas A&M 2/6/1981 3 11 New England Patriots / 1st / 13th pick / 2003
84 Ben Watson 26 TE 13 13 255 6-3 Duke,Georgia 12/18/1980 2 7 New England Patriots / 1st / 32nd pick / 2004
75 Vince Wilfork 25 NT 13 13 325 6-2 Miami (FL) 11/4/1981 2 8 New England Patriots / 1st / 21st pick / 2004
26 Eugene Wilson 26 db 4 4 195 5-10 Illinois 8/17/1980 3 2 New England Patriots / 2nd / 36th pick / 2003
58 Pierre Woods 24 8 0 249 6-5 Michigan 1/6/1982 Rook 1
99 Mike Wright 24 dt 16 4 295 6-4 Ashland,Cincinnati 3/1/1982 1 5
74 Billy Yates 26 g 4 3 305 6-2 Texas A&M 4/15/1980 3 2
Team Total 27.4 16 240.3 6-1.2 4.5