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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)

Starters

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Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Matt Cassel 26 3 15 327 for 516, 3,693 yards, 21 td, 11 int, & 73 rushes for 270 yards and 2 td New England Patriots / 7th / 230th pick / 2005
RB Sammy Morris 31 8 7 156 rushes for 727 yards, 7 td, & 17 catches for 161 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 5th / 156th pick / 2000
WR Randy Moss 31 10 16 69 catches for 1,008 yards, 11 td, & 2 rushes for 0 yards and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 21st pick / 1998
WR Wes Welker* 27 4 14 111 catches for 1,165 yards, 3 td, & 3 rushes for 26 yards and 0 td
TE David Thomas 25 2 10 9 catches for 93 yards, 0 td New England Patriots / 3rd / 86th pick / 2006
TE Ben Watson 28 4 9 22 catches for 209 yards, 2 td New England Patriots / 1st / 32nd pick / 2004
LT Matt Light 30 7 16 New England Patriots / 2nd / 48th pick / 2001
LG Logan Mankins 26 3 16 New England Patriots / 1st / 32nd pick / 2005
C Dan Koppen 29 5 16 New England Patriots / 5th / 164th pick / 2003
RG Steve Neal 32 6 9
RT Nick Kaczur 29 3 14 New England Patriots / 3rd / 100th pick / 2005
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ty Warren 27 5 13 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 13th pick / 2003
NT Vince Wilfork 27 4 16 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 21st pick / 2004
RDE Richard Seymour 29 7 15 8.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 2001
LOLB Mike Vrabel 33 11 14 4.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 91st pick / 1997
LILB Jerod Mayo 22 Rook 16 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 10th pick / 2008
RILB Tedy Bruschi 35 12 12 New England Patriots / 3rd / 86th pick / 1996
ROLB Adalius Thomas 31 8 9 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Ravens / 6th / 186th pick / 2000
LCB Deltha O'Neal 31 8 10 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 15th pick / 2000
RCB Ellis Hobbs 25 3 16 1.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 3rd / 84th pick / 2005
SS Brandon Meriweather 24 1 11 2.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 24th pick / 2007
FS James Sanders 25 3 14 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 4th / 133rd pick / 2005
 Special Teams Starters
K Stephen Gostkowski*+ 24 2 0 36 of 40 field goals & 40 of 40 extra points New England Patriots / 4th / 118th pick / 2006
P Chris Hanson 32 9 0 49 punts for a 43.7 average, 0 blocked
PR Wes Welker* 27 4 14 24 punt returns for a 9.9 average and 0 td
KR Ellis Hobbs 25 3 16 45 kick returns for a 28.5 average and 1 td New England Patriots / 3rd / 84th pick / 2005

Roster

No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
88 Sam Aiken 28 wr 14 2 204 6-2 North Carolina 12/14/1980 5 1 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 127th pick / 2003
52 Eric Alexander 26 1 0 230 6-3 LSU 2/8/1982 4 0
12 Tom Brady 31 qb 1 1 225 6-4 Michigan 8/3/1977 8 0 New England Patriots / 6th / 199th pick / 2000
65 Wesley Britt 27 2 0 314 6-8 Alabama 11/21/1981 2 0 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 164th pick / 2005
54 Tedy Bruschi 35 RILB 13 12 247 6-1 Arizona 6/9/1973 12 6 New England Patriots / 3rd / 86th pick / 1996
16 Matt Cassel 26 QB 16 15 230 6-5 USC 5/17/1982 3 17 New England Patriots / 7th / 230th pick / 2005
95 Rosevelt Colvin 31 lb 4 3 250 6-3 Purdue 9/5/1977 9 1 Chicago Bears / 4th / 111th pick / 1999
63 Daniel Connolly 26 1 0 311 6-4 SE Missouri St. 9/2/1982 3 0
85 Tyson DeVree 24 2 0 245 6-6 Colorado 11/12/1984 Rook 0
44 Heath Evans 30 fb 16 4 245 6-0 Auburn 12/30/1978 7 1 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 82nd pick / 2001
33 Kevin Faulk 32 rb 15 3 202 5-8 LSU 6/5/1976 9 10 New England Patriots / 2nd / 46th pick / 1999
10 Jabar Gaffney 28 wr 16 7 205 6-1 Florida 12/1/1980 6 5 Houston Texans / 2nd / 33rd pick / 2002
3 Stephen Gostkowski*+ 24 K 16 0 200 6-2 Memphis 1/28/1984 2 4 New England Patriots / 4th / 118th pick / 2006
97 Jarvis Green 29 de 14 3 290 6-3 LSU 1/12/1979 6 3 New England Patriots / 4th / 126th pick / 2002
42 BenJarvus Green-Ellis 23 rb 9 3 215 5-11 Mississippi 7/2/1985 Rook 3
59 Gary Guyton 23 lb 15 2 245 6-2 Georgia Tech 11/14/1985 Rook 3
6 Chris Hanson 32 P 16 0 223 6-2 Marshall 10/25/1976 9 2
37 Rodney Harrison 36 ss 6 6 220 6-1 West. Illinois 12/15/1972 14 3 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 145th pick / 1994
27 Ellis Hobbs 25 KR 16 16 188 5-9 Iowa St. 5/16/1983 3 9 New England Patriots / 3rd / 84th pick / 2005
71 Russ Hochstein 31 c 15 2 305 6-4 Nebraska 10/7/1977 6 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 151st pick / 2001
53 Larry Izzo 34 16 0 228 5-10 Rice 9/26/1974 12 1
32 LaMont Jordan 30 8 0 230 5-10 Maryland 11/11/1978 7 3 New York Jets / 2nd / 49th pick / 2001
77 Nick Kaczur 29 RT 14 14 319 6-4 Toledo 7/28/1979 3 9 New England Patriots / 3rd / 100th pick / 2005
67 Dan Koppen 29 C 16 16 296 6-2 Boston Col. 9/12/1979 5 10 New England Patriots / 5th / 164th pick / 2003
64 Mark LeVoir 26 t 16 2 306 6-7 Notre Dame 7/29/1982 Rook 3
72 Matt Light 30 LT 16 16 305 6-4 Purdue 6/23/1978 7 10 New England Patriots / 2nd / 48th pick / 2001
70 Logan Mankins 26 LG 16 16 307 6-4 Fresno St. 3/10/1982 3 10 New England Patriots / 1st / 32nd pick / 2005
39 Laurence Maroney 23 rb 3 3 210 5-11 Minnesota 2/5/1985 2 1 New England Patriots / 1st / 21st pick / 2006
51 Jerod Mayo 22 LILB 16 16 230 6-2 Tennessee 2/23/1986 Rook 9 New England Patriots / 1st / 10th pick / 2008
31 Brandon Meriweather 24 SS 16 11 195 5-11 Miami (FL) 1/14/1984 1 6 New England Patriots / 1st / 24th pick / 2007
34 Sammy Morris 31 RB 13 7 220 6-0 Texas Tech 3/23/1977 8 8 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 156th pick / 2000
81 Randy Moss 31 WR 16 16 215 6-4 Marshall 2/13/1977 10 11 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 21st pick / 1998
61 Steve Neal 32 RG 11 9 305 6-4 Cal State-Bakersfield 10/9/1976 6 6
5 Kevin O'Connell 23 2 0 225 6-5 San Diego St. 5/25/1985 Rook 0 New England Patriots / 3rd / 94th pick / 2008
21 Deltha O'Neal 31 LCB 16 10 194 5-11 California 1/30/1977 8 5 Denver Broncos / 1st / 15th pick / 2000
66 Lonie Paxton 30 16 0 260 6-2 Sacramento St. 3/13/1978 8 2
49 Vince Redd 23 5 0 260 6-6 Liberty 9/1/1985 Rook 0
35 Mike Richardson 24 10 0 190 5-11 Notre Dame 2/18/1984 Rook 1 New England Patriots / 6th / 202nd pick / 2007
36 James Sanders 25 FS 14 14 207 5-10 Fresno St. 11/11/1983 3 6 New England Patriots / 4th / 133rd pick / 2005
29 Lewis Sanders 30 db 10 4 210 6-1 Maryland 6/22/1978 8 2 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 95th pick / 2000
55 Junior Seau 39 lb 4 2 250 6-3 USC 1/19/1969 18 1 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 1990
93 Richard Seymour 29 RDE 15 15 310 6-6 Georgia 10/6/1979 7 8 New England Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 2001
18 Matt Slater 23 14 0 198 6-0 UCLA 9/9/1985 Rook 0 New England Patriots / 5th / 153rd pick / 2008
90 Le Kevin Smith 26 15 0 310 6-1 Nebraska 7/21/1982 2 2 New England Patriots / 6th / 206th pick / 2006
82 Stephen Spach 26 2 0 250 6-4 Fresno St. 7/18/1982 3 0
28 Antwain Spann 25 10 0 190 6-0 La-Lafayette 2/22/1983 2 1
96 Adalius Thomas 31 ROLB 9 9 270 6-2 Southern Miss 8/18/1977 8 4 Baltimore Ravens / 6th / 186th pick / 2000
86 David Thomas 25 TE 15 10 240 6-3 Texas 7/5/1983 2 1 New England Patriots / 3rd / 86th pick / 2006
41 Raymond Ventrone 22 15 0 200 5-10 Villanova 10/22/1986 1 1
50 Mike Vrabel 33 LOLB 16 14 261 6-4 Ohio St. 8/14/1975 11 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 91st pick / 1997
94 Ty Warren 27 LDE 13 13 300 6-5 Texas A&M 2/6/1981 5 7 New England Patriots / 1st / 13th pick / 2003
15 Kelley Washington 29 10 0 218 6-3 Tennessee 8/21/1979 5 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 65th pick / 2003
84 Ben Watson 28 TE 14 9 255 6-3 Duke,Georgia 12/18/1980 4 2 New England Patriots / 1st / 32nd pick / 2004
23 Jason Webster 31 3 0 187 5-9 Texas A&M 9/8/1977 8 0 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 48th pick / 2000
83 Wes Welker* 27 PR 16 14 190 5-9 Texas Tech 5/1/1981 4 13
22 Terrence Wheatley 23 db 6 1 187 5-10 Colorado 5/5/1985 Rook 1 New England Patriots / 2nd / 62nd pick / 2008
75 Vince Wilfork 27 NT 16 16 325 6-2 Miami (FL) 11/4/1981 4 8 New England Patriots / 1st / 21st pick / 2004
24 Jonathan Wilhite 24 db 16 4 183 5-9 Auburn 2/23/1984 Rook 3 New England Patriots / 4th / 129th pick / 2008
58 Pierre Woods 26 lb 12 3 249 6-5 Michigan 1/6/1982 2 2
99 Mike Wright 26 dt 16 2 295 6-4 Ashland,Cincinnati 3/1/1982 3 3
74 Billy Yates 28 rg 7 7 305 6-2 Texas A&M 4/15/1980 5 4
Team Total 27.8 16 243.9 6-1.8 4.8