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2012 New England Patriots

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12-4-0, Finished 1st in AFC East Division  · 2012 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 12.8, Offense: 12.2, Defense: 0.5, SoS: -1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 557 points (34.8/g), 1st of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 331 points (20.7/g), 9th.
 Differential of 226 points (14.1/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 12.4-3.6.

Coach: Bill Belichick (12-4-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Josh McDaniels
 Defensive Coordinator: Matt Patricia

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

Team Info

Head Coach/de facto General Manager Bill Belichick
Chairman/CEO Robert Kraft
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 557 6846 1191 5.7 16 7 37 444 402 641 4662 34 9 7.0 256 523 2184 25 4.2 151 185 48.1 8.1 Own 28.4 2:40 6.63 37.0 2.74
Team Defense 331 5972 1046 5.7 41 21 33 340 369 594 4342 27 20 6.9 207 415 1630 10 3.9 100 196 30.1 7.7 Own 26.1 2:25 5.5 30.3 1.68
Lg Rank Offense 1 1 2 8 1 4 4 4 4 6 2 7 1 17 1 28 20 10 1 1 1
Lg Rank Defense 9 25 2 1 25 26 29 21 5 27 11 9 8 6 25 2 27 5 7 20 12

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 Sun September 9 boxscore W 1-0 @ Tennessee Titans 34 13 25 390 228 162 16 284 264 20 2 16.22 5.11 -1.32
2 Sun September 16 boxscore L 1-1 Arizona Cardinals 18 20 25 387 297 90 1 16 242 140 102 2 -2.82 9.41 -11.04
3 Sun September 23 boxscore L 1-2 @ Baltimore Ravens 30 31 33 396 319 77 28 503 382 121 1 17.99 -21.23 -0.02
4 Sun September 30 boxscore W 2-2 @ Buffalo Bills 52 28 33 580 333 247 2 19 438 340 98 6 25.90 3.86 -6.88
5 Sun October 7 boxscore W 3-2 Denver Broncos 31 21 35 444 193 251 1 22 394 324 70 3 13.99 -6.34 0.99
6 Sun October 14 boxscore L 3-3 @ Seattle Seahawks 23 24 26 475 388 87 2 17 368 283 85 2 7.79 -4.31 -1.97
7 Sun October 21 boxscore W OT 4-3 New York Jets 29 26 26 381 250 131 1 26 403 297 106 2 8.00 -4.90 6.07
8 Sun October 28 boxscore W 5-3 @ St. Louis Rams 45 7 29 473 321 152 17 326 219 107 2 32.61 8.19 -3.51
9 Bye Week
10 Sun November 11 boxscore W 6-3 Buffalo Bills 37 31 27 347 230 117 35 481 319 162 3 21.52 -17.96 1.82
11 Sun November 18 boxscore W 7-3 Indianapolis Colts 59 24 25 446 331 115 28 448 329 119 4 26.83 1.95 7.74
12 Thu November 22 boxscore W 8-3 @ New York Jets 49 19 25 475 323 152 1 25 405 286 119 5 24.05 4.42 0.74
13 Sun December 2 boxscore W 9-3 @ Miami Dolphins 23 16 25 321 213 108 1 15 277 176 101 1 0.35 6.58 1.26
14 Mon December 10 boxscore W 10-3 Houston Texans 42 14 27 419 289 130 1 19 323 223 100 1 20.98 6.13 -0.88
15 Sun December 16 boxscore L 10-4 San Francisco 49ers 34 41 32 520 425 95 4 19 388 208 180 2 -1.63 -1.99 -5.22
16 Sun December 23 boxscore W 11-4 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 23 16 23 349 246 103 2 22 436 343 93 3 3.54 1.22 -0.40
17 Sun December 30 boxscore W 12-4 Miami Dolphins 28 0 28 443 276 167 16 256 209 47 2 17.21 11.12 -1.74
Playoffs
Division Sun January 13 boxscore W 13-4 Houston Texans 41 28 24 457 335 122 25 425 334 91 1 20.49 -9.61 -0.69
ConfChamp Sun January 20 boxscore L 13-5 Baltimore Ravens 13 28 28 428 320 108 3 25 356 235 121 0.89 -12.89 -1.67

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* 35 QB 16 16 12-4-0 401 637 63.0 4827 34 5.3 8 1.3 83 7.6 8.1 12.0 301.7 98.7 77.05 27 182 7.00 7.48 4.1 1 2
15 Ryan Mallett 24 4 0 1 4 25.0 17 0 0.0 1 25.0 17 4.3 -7.0 17.0 4.3 5.2 0.88 0 0 4.25 -7.00 0.0
Team Total 26.1 16 12-4-0 402 641 62.7 4844 34 5.3 9 1.4 83 7.6 8.0 12.0 302.8 97.7 27 182 6.98 7.39 4.0 1 2
Opp Total 16 369 594 62.1 4555 27 4.5 20 3.4 7.7 7.06 12.3 284.7 86.9 37 213 6.9 6.3 5.9

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
22 Stevan Ridley 23 RB 16 12 290 1263 12 41 4.4 78.9 18.1 6 51 8.5 0 20 0.4 3.2 1314 12 4
39 Danny Woodhead 27 rb 16 2 76 301 4 19 4.0 18.8 4.8 40 446 11.2 3 25 2.5 27.9 747 7 1
34 Shane Vereen 23 rb 13 1 62 251 3 16 4.0 19.3 4.8 8 149 18.6 1 83 0.6 11.5 400 4 1
38 Brandon Bolden 22 10 0 56 274 2 27 4.9 27.4 5.6 2 11 5.5 0 11 0.2 1.1 285 2 0
12 Tom Brady* 35 QB 16 16 23 32 4 7 1.4 2.0 1.4 32 4 2
15 Ryan Mallett 24 4 0 8 -9 0 -1 -1.1 -2.3 2.0 -9 0 0
11 Julian Edelman 26 wr 9 3 4 45 0 47 11.3 5.0 0.4 21 235 11.2 3 56 2.3 26.1 280 3 1
83 Wes Welker* 31 WR 16 12 2 20 0 11 10.0 1.3 0.1 118 1354 11.5 6 59 7.4 84.6 1374 6 3
81 Aaron Hernandez 23 rb/TE 10 10 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.5 0.1 51 483 9.5 5 31 5.1 48.3 488 5 0
30 Lex Hilliard 28 2 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 1.0 0.5 2 0 0
85 Brandon Lloyd 31 WR 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 74 911 12.3 4 53 4.6 56.9 911 4 0
87 Rob Gronkowski* 23 TE 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 55 790 14.4 11 41 5.0 71.8 790 11 1
84 Deion Branch 33 wr 10 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 145 9.1 0 25 1.6 14.5 145 0 0
47 Michael Hoomanawanui 24 rb/te 14 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 109 21.8 0 41 0.4 7.8 109 0 0
86 Daniel Fells 29 te/wr 13 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 85 21.3 0 35 0.3 6.5 85 0 0
19 Donte' Stallworth 32 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 63 63.0 1 63 1.0 63.0 63 1 0
82 Kellen Winslow 29 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 12 12.0 0 12 1.0 12.0 12 0 0
Team Total 26.1 16 523 2184 25 47 4.2 136.5 32.7 402 4844 12.0 34 83 25.1 302.8 7028 59 14
Opp Total 16 415 1630 10 3.9 101.9 25.9 369 4342 11.8 27 23.1 271.4 5972 37 42

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 Wes Welker* 31 WR 16 12 25 243 0 31 9.7 3 33 0 17 11.0 1650
32 Devin McCourty 25 db/LCB/s 16 16 27 654 1 104 24.2 654
11 Julian Edelman 26 wr 9 3 17 263 1 68 15.5 3 38 0 32 12.7 581
18 Matt Slater* 27 16 0 2 39 0 20 19.5 39
39 Danny Woodhead 27 rb 16 2 2 43 0 23 21.5 790
87 Rob Gronkowski* 23 TE 11 11 1 0 0 0 0.0 790
Team Total 26.1 16 42 506 1 68 12.0 38 807 1 104 21.2 8341
Opp Total 16 23 154 0 6.7 60 1229 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
3 Stephen Gostkowski 28 k 16 0 8 8 12 10 13 9 2 2 35 29 82.9% 66 66 100.0%
14 Zoltan Mesko 26 p 16 0 60 2585 62 1 43.1
Team Total 26.1 16 8 8 12 10 13 9 2 2 35 29 82.9% 66 66 100.0% 60 2585 62 1 43.1
Opp Total 16 25 21 84.0% 38 38 100.0% 67 0 0 0.0

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
51 Jerod Mayo* 26 LB 16 16 3.0 1 0 0 0 3 4 0 1 0 0 87 60
55 Brandon Spikes 25 LB 15 14 1.0 0 0 0 0 7 4 0 0 0 0 56 35
32 Devin McCourty 25 db/LCB/s 16 16 5 53 0 34 13 2 1 0 0 0 60 19
24 Kyle Arrington 26 RCB 16 12 0 0 0 0 11 1 0 1 0 0 54 9
54 Dont'a Hightower 22 LB 14 13 4.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 6 1 43 17
50 Rob Ninkovich 28 lb/LDE/lde/rde 16 16 8.0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 4 3 0 32 26
75 Vince Wilfork*+ 31 DT/ldt 16 16 3.0 0 0 0 0 6 3 0 4 2 0 29 20
25 Patrick Chung 25 s 12 8 2 27 0 27 5 29 15
95 Chandler Jones 22 rde/re 14 13 6.0 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 24 21
28 Steve Gregory 29 S 12 12 3 50 0 36 5 2 0 2 30 1 31 6
37 Alfonzo Dennard 23 lcb/rcb/s 10 6 3 95 1 87 7 1 0 0 0 0 34 1
27 Tavon Wilson 22 lcb/rcb/s 16 4 4 87 0 45 6 0 0 2 0 0 25 11
96 Jermaine Cunningham 24 lde/rde 12 3 2.5 0 0 2 0 0 16 8
74 Kyle Love 26 DT/rdt 16 11 1.5 11 14
31 Aqib Talib 26 lcb/s 6 5 1 59 1 59 2 0 0 1 0 0 13 6
71 Brandon Deaderick 25 de/dt 14 5 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 10 8
29 Sterling Moore 22 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 14 0 12 1
23 Marquice Cole 29 db 14 1 1 0 0 0 3 10 2
99 Trevor Scott 28 lde 14 2 3.0 1 0 0 0 0 5 6
94 Justin Francis 23 de 10 0 3.0 6 3
21 Ras-I Dowling 24 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 2
58 Tracy White 31 lb 11 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 4
97 Ron Brace 26 10 0 2 2
22 Stevan Ridley 23 RB 16 12 0 4 0 0 0 1 0
26 Derrick Martin 27 5 0 1.0 2 0
83 Wes Welker* 31 WR 16 12 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
12 Tom Brady* 35 QB 16 16 0 2 1 -3 0
59 Mike Rivera 26 lb 10 1 1 1
77 Nate Solder 24 LT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
48 Danny Aiken 24 16 0 1 0
43 Nate Ebner 24 15 0 1 0
11 Julian Edelman 26 wr 9 3 1 1 1 22 1
18 Matt Slater* 27 16 0 1 0
53 Jeff Tarpinian 25 3 0 1 0
59 Bobby Carpenter 29 4 0 0 1
87 Rob Gronkowski* 23 TE 11 11 0 1 0 0 0
81 Aaron Hernandez 23 rb/TE 10 10 0 0 1 0 0
85 Brandon Lloyd 31 WR 16 15 0 0 1 0 1
34 Shane Vereen 23 rb 13 1 0 1 0 0 0
39 Danny Woodhead 27 rb 16 2 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.1 16 37.0 20 371 2 87 81 30 14 25 74 4 608 298
Opp Total 16 27 0 42 21 0 0 1

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
3 Stephen Gostkowski 28 k 16 0 66 29 153
22 Stevan Ridley 23 RB 16 12 12 12 72
87 Rob Gronkowski* 23 TE 11 11 11 11 66
39 Danny Woodhead 27 rb 16 2 4 3 7 42
83 Wes Welker* 31 WR 16 12 6 6 36
11 Julian Edelman 26 wr 9 3 3 1 1 5 30
81 Aaron Hernandez 23 rb/TE 10 10 5 5 30
85 Brandon Lloyd 31 WR 16 15 4 1 5 30
12 Tom Brady* 35 QB 16 16 4 4 24
34 Shane Vereen 23 rb 13 1 3 1 4 24
38 Brandon Bolden 22 10 0 2 2 12
37 Alfonzo Dennard 23 lcb/rcb/s 10 6 1 1 6
28 Steve Gregory 29 S 12 12 1 1 6
54 Dont'a Hightower 22 LB 14 13 1 1 6
32 Devin McCourty 25 db/LCB/s 16 16 1 1 6
19 Donte' Stallworth 32 1 0 1 1 6
31 Aqib Talib 26 lcb/s 6 5 1 1 6
Team Total 26.1 16 25 34 1 1 4 2 67 66 29 555
Opp Total 16 10 27 38 21 1 331