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2008 New England Patriots

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11-5-0, Finished 2nd in AFC East Division  · 2008 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.9, Offense: 2.3, Defense: 1.6, SoS: -2.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 410 points (25.6/g), 8th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 309 points (19.3/g), 8th.
 Differential of 101 points (6.3/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 10.6-5.4.

Coach: Bill Belichick (11-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Josh McDaniels
 Defensive Coordinator: Dean Pees
 Other Notable Asst.: Matt Patricia (Linebackers)

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

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 3-4

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 410 5847 1095 5.3 21 10 25 356 339 534 3569 21 11 6.1 186 513 2278 21 4.4 145 174 44.8 11.5 Own 33.9 2:59 6.52 33.5 2.31
Team Defense 309 4944 920 5.4 22 8 14 268 288 474 3222 27 14 6.4 176 415 1722 8 4.1 78 170 30.6 11.8 Own 27.8 2:38 5.5 29.1 1.74
Lg Rank Offense 8 5 8 13 1 12 12 13 5 13 4 6 4 7 1 21 31 3 2 5 4
Lg Rank Defense 8 10 20 20 7 7 11 31 15 21 11 15 4 15 24 16 30 13 14 15 11

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 7 boxscore W 1-0 Kansas City Chiefs 17 10 18 338 212 126 2 14 284 182 102 1
2 Sun September 14 boxscore W 2-0 @ New York Jets 19 10 18 260 156 104 12 256 152 104 1
3 Sun September 21 boxscore L 2-1 Miami Dolphins 13 38 14 215 137 78 2 23 461 245 216
4 Bye Week
5 Sun October 5 boxscore W 3-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 30 21 25 377 233 144 2 12 199 122 77 3
6 Sun October 12 boxscore L 3-2 @ San Diego Chargers 10 30 18 299 193 106 1 19 404 306 98 1
7 Mon October 20 boxscore W 4-2 Denver Broncos 41 7 25 404 147 257 19 275 169 106 5
8 Sun October 26 boxscore W 5-2 St. Louis Rams 23 16 23 348 250 98 2 15 358 268 90 1
9 Sun November 2 boxscore L 5-3 @ Indianapolis Colts 15 18 22 342 202 140 2 18 301 254 47
10 Sun November 9 boxscore W 6-3 Buffalo Bills 20 10 24 370 226 144 1 10 168 108 60 2
11 Thu November 13 boxscore L OT 6-4 New York Jets 31 34 26 511 386 125 1 23 375 235 140 1
12 Sun November 23 boxscore W 7-4 @ Miami Dolphins 48 28 30 530 408 122 2 23 392 326 66 1
13 Sun November 30 boxscore L 7-5 Pittsburgh Steelers 10 33 19 267 145 122 5 19 333 172 161 1
14 Sun December 7 boxscore W 8-5 @ Seattle Seahawks 24 21 22 344 260 84 18 339 205 134 1
15 Sun December 14 boxscore W 9-5 @ Oakland Raiders 49 26 29 487 210 277 1 19 334 218 116 1
16 Sun December 21 boxscore W 10-5 Arizona Cardinals 47 7 27 514 331 183 8 186 142 44 2
17 Sun December 28 boxscore W 11-5 @ Buffalo Bills 13 0 16 241 73 168 15 276 115 161 1

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
16 Matt Cassel 26 QB 16 15 10-5-0 327 516 63.4 3693 21 4.1 11 2.1 76 7.2 7.0 11.3 230.8 89.4 63.15 47 219 6.17 6.04 8.3 2 2
12 Tom Brady 31 qb 1 1 1-0-0 7 11 63.6 76 0 0.0 0 0.0 26 6.9 6.9 10.9 76.0 83.9 69.63 0 0 6.91 6.91 0.0
5 Kevin O'Connell 23 2 0 4 6 66.7 23 0 0.0 0 0.0 12 3.8 3.8 5.8 11.5 73.6 6.2 1 2 3.00 3.00 14.3
33 Kevin Faulk 32 rb 15 3 1 1 100.0 -2 0 0.0 0 0.0 -2 -2.0 -2.0 -2.0 -0.1 79.2 29.06 0 0 -2.00 -2.00 0.0
Team Total 27.8 16 11-5-0 339 534 63.5 3790 21 3.9 11 2.1 76 7.1 7.0 11.2 236.9 89.1 48 221 6.13 6.00 8.2 2 2
Opp Total 16 288 474 60.8 3461 27 5.7 14 3.0 7.3 7.11 12.0 216.3 89.8 31 239 6.4 6.2 6.1

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
34 Sammy Morris 31 RB 13 7 156 727 7 35 4.7 55.9 12.0 17 161 9.5 0 42 1.3 12.4 888 7 1
33 Kevin Faulk 32 rb 15 3 83 507 3 41 6.1 33.8 5.5 58 486 8.4 3 22 3.9 32.4 993 6 0
32 LaMont Jordan 30 8 0 80 363 4 49 4.5 45.4 10.0 363 4 1
42 BenJarvus Green-Ellis 23 rb 9 3 74 275 5 15 3.7 30.6 8.2 3 37 12.3 0 20 0.3 4.1 312 5 0
16 Matt Cassel 26 QB 16 15 73 270 2 19 3.7 16.9 4.6 270 2 7
39 Laurence Maroney 23 rb 3 3 28 93 0 17 3.3 31.0 9.3 93 0 0
44 Heath Evans 30 fb 16 4 11 23 0 4 2.1 1.4 0.7 3 59 19.7 0 28 0.2 3.7 82 0 0
83 Wes Welker* 27 PR/WR 16 14 3 26 0 19 8.7 1.6 0.2 111 1165 10.5 3 64 6.9 72.8 1191 3 1
5 Kevin O'Connell 23 2 0 3 -6 0 -2 -2.0 -3.0 1.5 -6 0 0
81 Randy Moss 31 WR 16 16 2 0 0 2 0.0 0.0 0.1 69 1008 14.6 11 76 4.3 63.0 1008 11 3
10 Jabar Gaffney 28 wr 16 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 38 468 12.3 2 37 2.4 29.3 468 2 0
84 Ben Watson 28 TE 14 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 209 9.5 2 29 1.6 14.9 209 2 1
86 David Thomas 25 TE 15 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 93 10.3 0 18 0.6 6.2 93 0 0
88 Sam Aiken 28 wr 14 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 101 12.6 0 43 0.6 7.2 101 0 0
15 Kelley Washington 29 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.1 0.3 3 0 0
Team Total 27.8 16 513 2278 21 49 4.4 142.4 32.1 339 3790 11.2 21 76 21.2 236.9 6068 42 17
Opp Total 16 415 1722 8 4.1 107.6 25.9 288 3222 11.2 27 18.0 201.4 4944 35 17

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
27 Ellis Hobbs 25 KR/RCB 16 16 45 1281 1 95 28.5 1281
83 Wes Welker* 27 PR/WR 16 14 24 237 0 44 9.9 1 26 0 26 26.0 1454
33 Kevin Faulk 32 rb 15 3 10 132 0 24 13.2 2 36 0 25 18.0 1161
18 Matt Slater 23 14 0 11 155 0 31 14.1 155
34 Sammy Morris 31 RB 13 7 2 37 0 24 18.5 925
21 Deltha O'Neal 31 LCB 16 10 2 2 0 2 1.0 2
61 Steve Neal 32 RG 11 9 1 27 0 27 27.0 27
Team Total 27.8 16 36 371 0 44 10.3 62 1562 1 95 25.2 8001
Opp Total 16 11 158 0 14.4 75 1672 2 22.3

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
3 Stephen Gostkowski*+ 24 K 16 0 12 10 16 16 11 9 1 1 40 36 90.0% 40 40 100.0%
6 Chris Hanson 32 P 16 0 49 2143 70 0 43.7
16 Matt Cassel 26 QB 16 15 1 57 57 0 57.0
Team Total 27.8 16 12 10 16 16 11 9 1 1 40 36 90.0% 40 40 100.0% 50 2200 70 0 44.0
Opp Total 16 21 17 81.0% 35 34 97.1% 75 3225 43.0

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
51 Jerod Mayo 22 LILB 16 16 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 98 28
31 Brandon Meriweather 24 SS 16 11 2.0 4 25 0 19 9 2 0 0 0 0 61 22
54 Tedy Bruschi 35 RILB 13 12 0 0 0 0 1 38 37
75 Vince Wilfork 27 NT 16 16 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 45 21
50 Mike Vrabel 33 LOLB 16 14 4.0 1 5 0 5 4 1 0 1 0 0 40 22
36 James Sanders 25 FS 14 14 1 9 0 9 3 42 22
93 Richard Seymour 29 RDE 15 15 8.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 35 17
27 Ellis Hobbs 25 KR/RCB 16 16 1.5 3 0 0 4 11 0 1 1 0 0 39 8
94 Ty Warren 27 LDE 13 13 2.0 1 0 1 8 0 32 9
37 Rodney Harrison 36 ss 6 6 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 27 18
21 Deltha O'Neal 31 LCB 16 10 3 49 0 47 8 30 2
96 Adalius Thomas 31 ROLB 9 9 5.0 0 0 0 0 4 25 9
58 Pierre Woods 26 lb 12 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 25 10
97 Jarvis Green 29 de 14 3 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 22 7
99 Mike Wright 26 dt 16 2 2.5 2 0 0 0 0 22 6
59 Gary Guyton 23 lb 15 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 7 0 19 9
29 Lewis Sanders 30 db 10 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 22 4
24 Jonathan Wilhite 24 db 16 4 1 16 0 16 2 20 4
55 Junior Seau 39 lb 4 2 15 7
35 Mike Richardson 24 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 15 2
90 Le Kevin Smith 26 15 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 3
53 Larry Izzo 34 16 0 11 1
15 Kelley Washington 29 10 0 7 2
16 Matt Cassel 26 QB 16 15 0 7 2 -24 0 2 0
49 Vince Redd 23 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 3
41 Raymond Ventrone 22 15 0 6 1
88 Sam Aiken 28 wr 14 2 5 2
95 Rosevelt Colvin 31 lb 4 3 5 2
81 Randy Moss 31 WR 16 16 0 3 1 0 0 4 0
28 Antwain Spann 25 10 0 4 1
83 Wes Welker* 27 PR/WR 16 14 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
23 Jason Webster 31 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 2
44 Heath Evans 30 fb 16 4 2 1
18 Matt Slater 23 14 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
84 Ben Watson 28 TE 14 9 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
3 Stephen Gostkowski*+ 24 K 16 0 1 2
6 Chris Hanson 32 P 16 0 1 2
70 Logan Mankins 26 LG 16 16 2 0
22 Terrence Wheatley 23 db 6 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
33 Kevin Faulk 32 rb 15 3 1 0
42 BenJarvus Green-Ellis 23 rb 9 3 1 0
32 LaMont Jordan 30 8 0 0 1 1 0 0
34 Sammy Morris 31 RB 13 7 0 1 1 0 0
52 Eric Alexander 26 1 0 0 1
64 Mark LeVoir 26 t 16 2 0 0 1 0 0
66 Lonie Paxton 30 16 0 0 1
Team Total 27.8 16 30.0 14 104 0 47 58 13 17 15 -9 0 751 289
Opp Total 16 48 17 9

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
3 Stephen Gostkowski*+ 24 K 16 0 40 36 148
81 Randy Moss 31 WR 16 16 11 11 66
34 Sammy Morris 31 RB 13 7 7 7 42
33 Kevin Faulk 32 rb 15 3 3 3 6 36
42 BenJarvus Green-Ellis 23 rb 9 3 5 5 30
32 LaMont Jordan 30 8 0 4 4 24
83 Wes Welker* 27 PR/WR 16 14 3 3 1 20
10 Jabar Gaffney 28 wr 16 7 2 2 1 14
16 Matt Cassel 26 QB 16 15 2 2 12
84 Ben Watson 28 TE 14 9 2 2 12
27 Ellis Hobbs 25 KR/RCB 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 27.8 16 21 21 1 43 2 40 36 410
Opp Total 16 8 27 2 2 34 17 309