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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)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Tom Brady* 35 12 16 401 for 637, 4,827 yards, 34 td, 8 int, & 23 rushes for 32 yards and 4 td New England Patriots / 6th / 199th pick / 2000
RB Stevan Ridley 23 1 12 290 rushes for 1,263 yards, 12 td, & 6 catches for 51 yards and 0 td New England Patriots / 3rd / 73rd pick / 2011
WR Brandon Lloyd 31 9 15 74 catches for 911 yards, 4 td San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 124th pick / 2003
WR Wes Welker* 31 8 12 118 catches for 1,354 yards, 6 td, & 2 rushes for 20 yards and 0 td
TE Rob Gronkowski* 23 2 11 55 catches for 790 yards, 11 td New England Patriots / 2nd / 42nd pick / 2010
TE Aaron Hernandez 23 2 10 51 catches for 483 yards, 5 td, & 1 rush for 5 yards and 0 td New England Patriots / 4th / 113th pick / 2010
LT Nate Solder 24 1 16 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 17th pick / 2011
LG Logan Mankins* 30 7 10 New England Patriots / 1st / 32nd pick / 2005
C Ryan Wendell 26 3 16
RG Daniel Connolly 30 7 14
RT Sebastian Vollmer 28 3 15 New England Patriots / 2nd / 58th pick / 2009
 Defensive Starters
LDE Rob Ninkovich 28 6 16 8.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 5th / 135th pick / 2006
DT Kyle Love 26 2 11
DT Vince Wilfork*+ 31 8 16 New England Patriots / 1st / 21st pick / 2004
LB Dont'a Hightower 22 Rook 13 New England Patriots / 1st / 25th pick / 2012
LB Jerod Mayo* 26 4 16 New England Patriots / 1st / 10th pick / 2008
LB Brandon Spikes 25 2 14 New England Patriots / 2nd / 62nd pick / 2010
LCB Devin McCourty 25 2 16 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 27th pick / 2010
RCB Kyle Arrington 26 3 12 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
S Steve Gregory 29 6 12 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
48 Danny Aiken 24 16 0 250 6-4 Virginia 8/28/1988 1 1
16 Kamar Aiken 23 1 0 213 6-2 Central Florida 5/30/1989 1 0
24 Kyle Arrington 26 RCB 16 12 196 5-10 Hofstra 8/12/1986 3 5
92 Jake Bequette 23 3 0 274 6-5 Arkansas 2/21/1989 Rook 0 New England Patriots / 3rd / 90th pick / 2012
38 Brandon Bolden 22 10 0 220 5-11 Mississippi 1/26/1990 Rook 2
97 Ron Brace 26 10 0 329 6-3 Boston Col. 12/18/1986 3 1 New England Patriots / 2nd / 40th pick / 2009
12 Tom Brady* 35 QB 16 16 225 6-4 Michigan 8/3/1977 12 18 New England Patriots / 6th / 199th pick / 2000
84 Deion Branch 33 wr 10 4 193 5-9 Louisville 7/18/1979 10 2 New England Patriots / 2nd / 65th pick / 2002
61 Marcus Cannon 24 rt 16 1 363 6-5 TCU 5/6/1988 1 2 New England Patriots / 5th / 138th pick / 2011
59 Bobby Carpenter 29 4 0 255 6-3 Ohio St. 8/1/1983 6 0 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 18th pick / 2006
25 Patrick Chung 25 s 12 8 207 5-11 Oregon 8/19/1987 3 3 New England Patriots / 2nd / 34th pick / 2009
23 Marquice Cole 29 db 14 1 184 5-11 Northwestern 11/13/1983 3 1
63 Daniel Connolly 30 RG 14 14 311 6-4 SE Missouri St. 9/2/1982 7 10
96 Jermaine Cunningham 24 lde 12 3 248 6-2 Florida 8/24/1988 2 3 New England Patriots / 2nd / 53rd pick / 2010
71 Brandon Deaderick 25 dt 14 5 297 6-4 Alabama 8/19/1987 2 3 New England Patriots / 7th / 247th pick / 2010
37 Alfonzo Dennard 23 rcb 10 7 204 5-10 Nebraska 9/9/1989 Rook 4 New England Patriots / 7th / 224th pick / 2012
46 James Develin 24 1 0 251 6-3 Brown 7/23/1988 1 0
21 Ras-I Dowling 24 7 0 198 6-1 Virginia 5/9/1988 1 0 New England Patriots / 2nd / 33rd pick / 2011
43 Nate Ebner 24 15 0 Ohio St. 12/14/1988 Rook 1 New England Patriots / 6th / 197th pick / 2012
11 Julian Edelman 26 wr 9 3 198 6-0 Kent St. 5/22/1986 3 4 New England Patriots / 7th / 232nd pick / 2009
86 Daniel Fells 29 te 13 4 252 6-4 California-Davis 9/23/1983 4 1
98 Marcus Forston 23 1 0 305 6-3 Miami (FL) 9/28/1989 Rook 0
94 Justin Francis 23 de 10 0 270 6-2 Rutgers 2/8/1989 Rook 1
3 Stephen Gostkowski 28 16 0 200 6-2 Memphis 1/28/1984 6 3 New England Patriots / 4th / 118th pick / 2006
28 Steve Gregory 29 S 12 12 185 5-11 Syracuse 1/8/1983 6 6
87 Rob Gronkowski* 23 TE 11 11 265 6-6 Arizona 5/14/1989 2 9 New England Patriots / 2nd / 42nd pick / 2010
81 Aaron Hernandez 23 TE 10 10 250 6-2 Florida 11/6/1989 2 5 New England Patriots / 4th / 113th pick / 2010
54 Dont'a Hightower 22 LB 14 13 266 6-2 Alabama 3/12/1990 Rook 7 New England Patriots / 1st / 25th pick / 2012
30 Lex Hilliard 28 2 0 233 5-11 Montana 7/30/1984 4 0 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 204th pick / 2008
47 Michael Hoomanawanui 24 te 14 6 271 6-3 Illinois 7/4/1988 2 1 St. Louis Rams / 5th / 132nd pick / 2010
95 Chandler Jones 22 RE 14 13 247 6-5 Syracuse 2/27/1990 Rook 6 New England Patriots / 1st / 21st pick / 2012
90 Niko Koutouvides 31 14 0 238 6-2 Purdue 3/25/1981 8 1 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 116th pick / 2004
85 Brandon Lloyd 31 WR 16 15 192 6-0 Illinois 7/5/1981 9 10 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 124th pick / 2003
74 Kyle Love 26 DT 16 11 301 6-1 Mississippi St. 11/18/1986 2 5
15 Ryan Mallett 24 4 0 240 6-6 Arkansas 6/5/1988 1 0 New England Patriots / 3rd / 74th pick / 2011
70 Logan Mankins* 30 LG 10 10 307 6-4 Fresno St. 3/10/1982 7 9 New England Patriots / 1st / 32nd pick / 2005
26 Derrick Martin 27 5 0 180 5-10 Wyoming 5/16/1985 6 0 Baltimore Ravens / 6th / 208th pick / 2006
51 Jerod Mayo* 26 LB 16 16 230 6-2 Tennessee 2/23/1986 4 11 New England Patriots / 1st / 10th pick / 2008
93 Terrell McClain 24 1 0 300 6-2 South Florida 7/20/1988 1 0 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 65th pick / 2011
32 Devin McCourty 25 LCB 16 16 186 5-10 Rutgers 8/13/1987 2 8 New England Patriots / 1st / 27th pick / 2010
65 Nick McDonald 25 rg 12 1 316 6-4 Grand Valley St. 6/27/1987 1 2
14 Zoltan Mesko 26 16 0 234 6-4 Michigan 3/16/1986 2 1 New England Patriots / 5th / 150th pick / 2010
29 Sterling Moore 22 8 0 190 5-10 SMU 2/3/1990 1 1
50 Rob Ninkovich 28 LDE 16 16 251 6-3 Purdue 2/1/1984 6 9 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 135th pick / 2006
67 Mitch Petrus 25 2 0 311 6-3 Arkansas 5/11/1987 2 0 New York Giants / 5th / 147th pick / 2010
22 Stevan Ridley 23 RB 16 12 230 5-11 LSU 1/27/1989 1 11 New England Patriots / 3rd / 73rd pick / 2011
59 Mike Rivera 26 lb 10 1 255 6-3 Kansas 1/10/1986 1 1
17 Greg Salas 24 1 0 206 6-1 Hawaii 8/25/1988 1 0 St. Louis Rams / 4th / 112th pick / 2011
99 Trevor Scott 28 lde 14 2 256 6-5 Buffalo 8/30/1984 4 2 Oakland Raiders / 6th / 169th pick / 2008
80 Visanthe Shiancoe 32 4 0 250 6-4 Morgan St. 6/18/1980 9 0 New York Giants / 3rd / 91st pick / 2003
18 Matt Slater* 27 16 0 198 6-0 UCLA 9/9/1985 4 0 New England Patriots / 5th / 153rd pick / 2008
77 Nate Solder 24 LT 16 16 314 6-8 Colorado 4/12/1988 1 11 New England Patriots / 1st / 17th pick / 2011
55 Brandon Spikes 25 LB 15 14 250 6-3 Florida 9/3/1987 2 7 New England Patriots / 2nd / 62nd pick / 2010
19 Donte' Stallworth 32 1 0 197 6-0 Tennessee 11/10/1980 10 1 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 13th pick / 2002
31 Aqib Talib 26 lcb 6 5 202 6-2 Kansas 2/13/1986 4 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 20th pick / 2008
53 Jeff Tarpinian 25 3 0 238 6-3 Iowa 10/16/1987 1 0
64 Donald Thomas 27 lg 16 7 295 6-3 Connecticut 9/25/1985 4 6 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 195th pick / 2008
34 Shane Vereen 23 rb 13 1 200 5-10 California 3/2/1989 1 4 New England Patriots / 2nd / 56th pick / 2011
76 Sebastian Vollmer 28 RT 15 15 315 6-8 Houston 7/10/1984 3 10 New England Patriots / 2nd / 58th pick / 2009
83 Wes Welker* 31 WR 16 12 190 5-9 Texas Tech 5/1/1981 8 15
62 Ryan Wendell 26 C 16 16 275 6-2 Fresno St. 3/4/1986 3 11
58 Tracy White 31 lb 11 1 230 6-0 Howard 4/14/1981 9 1
75 Vince Wilfork*+ 31 DT 16 16 325 6-2 Miami (FL) 11/4/1981 8 11 New England Patriots / 1st / 21st pick / 2004
41 Malcolm Williams 25 2 0 200 5-11 TCU,Trinity Valley CC (TX) 11/22/1987 1 0 New England Patriots / 7th / 219th pick / 2011
27 Tavon Wilson 22 s 16 4 205 6-0 Illinois 3/19/1990 Rook 3 New England Patriots / 2nd / 48th pick / 2012
82 Kellen Winslow 29 1 0 254 6-4 Miami (FL) 7/21/1983 8 0 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 6th pick / 2004
39 Danny Woodhead 27 rb 16 2 200 5-9 Chadron St. 1/25/1985 3 7
Team Total 26.0 16 247.3 6-1.1 3.1