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1972 New England Patriots (NFL) 5th place American Football Conference Eastern Division 3-11-0 .214
Head Coach: Johnny Mazur (2-7); Phil Bengtson (1-4)
Offensive LineBruce Beatty
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive LineDick Evans
Defensive BacksTom Fletcher
LinebackersJohn Meyer
Special TeamsBurnie Miller
Offensive Coordinator/Offensive BacksSam Rutigliano
ReceiversJerry Stoltz
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/5/1972AOakland Raiders24-31LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum53661
Sat8/12/1972APhiladelphia Eagles20-29LPhiladelphia, PAFranklin Field30000
Sun8/20/1972HChicago Bears27-17WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium50892
Sun8/27/1972HNew York Giants10-31LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium51470
Sat9/2/1972ADenver Broncos24-49LDenver, COMile High Stadium37128
Sun9/10/1972HDetroit Lions34-30WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium47684
Sun9/17/1972HCincinnati Bengals7-31LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium60999
Sun9/24/1972HAtlanta Falcons21-20WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium60999
Sun10/1/1972HWashington Redskins24-23WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium60999
Sun10/8/1972ABuffalo Bills14-38LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium41749
Sun10/15/1972HNew York Jets13-41LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium60999
Sun10/22/1972APittsburgh Steelers3-33LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium46081
Sun10/29/1972ANew York Jets10-34LNew York, NYShea Stadium62867
Mon11/6/1972HBaltimore Colts17-24LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium60999
Sun11/12/1972AMiami Dolphins0-52LMiami, FLOrange Bowl80010
Sun11/19/1972HBuffalo Bills24-27LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium60999
Sun11/26/1972ABaltimore Colts0-31LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium54907
Sun12/3/1972HMiami Dolphins21-37LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium60999
Sun12/10/1972ANew Orleans Saints17-10WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium64889
Sun12/17/1972ADenver Broncos21-45LDenver, COMile High Stadium51656
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
51Ron AcksRLB6'221028Illinois1413
85Julius AdamsLDE-LDT6'326224Texas Southern1111
61Sam AdamsLOG6'326024Prairie View A&M61
31Josh AshtonRB6'120423Tulsa1412
82Tom BeerTE6'423228Detroit Mercy; Houston140
88Ron BergerLDE6'827829Wayne State (Michigan)63
49Dick BlanchardLLB6'322523Tulsa141
27Ron BoltonRCB6'217022Norfolk State144
84Hubie BryantWR5'1016826Minnesota20
41Larry CarwellLCB6'118928Iowa State1414
63Rick CashRDT6'526027Missouri; Truman State1413
50Jim CheyunskiMLB6'122327Syracuse1411
55Ralph CindrichMLB6'122723Pittsburgh123
14Brian DowlingQB6'220725Yale140
30Carl GarrettRB5'1120925New Mexico Highlands107
24Bob GladieuxRB5'1119025Notre Dame116
7Charlie GogolakK5'1016528Princeton60
62Halvor HagenLDE-LOG6'524925Shoreline JC; Weber State121
25Rickie HarrisRS-LS6'018229East Los Angeles JC; Arizona1411
23George HoeyRCB-RS-LS5'1017426Michigan126
29Honor JacksonLS-RS-RCB6'219024Marin JC; Pacific1310
52Ron KadzielRLB6'423023Stanford141
67Bill LenkaitisLOG-C6'326026Penn State124
40Jack MaitlandRB6'121024Williams130
75Wayne MassOT6'424526Clemson60
35Henry MatthewsRB6'320323Michigan State30
28Art McMahonLS5'1118826North Carolina State140
64Mike MontlerLOG-LOT6'426028Colorado1414
56Jon MorrisC6'424730Holy Cross1413
77Tom NevilleROT6'425229Mississippi State1313
44Johnny OutlawRCB5'1016027Jackson State65
16Jim PlunkettQB6'220725Stanford1414
74Bob ReynoldsLOT6'626433Bowling Green State1211
21Tom ReynoldsWR6'320023El Camino JC; San Diego State120
76Dave RoweLDT6'627427Penn State1410
33Reggie RuckerWR6'219025Boston University1414
60Len St. JeanROG6'124431Northern Michigan1414
26Clarence ScottLLS6'220428Morgan State106
2Pat StudstillP-WR6'117634Houston140
36John TarverRB6'322423Bakersfield CC; Colorado84
18Randy VatahaWR5'1017324Golden West JC; Stanford1414
12Mike WalkerK6'019023none80
66Ed WeisacoskyLLB6'022328Miami (Florida)1413
87Jim WhiteLDE6'325324Northeastern JC; Colorado State136
86Bob WindsorTE6'422730Montgomery JC; Kentucky1414
70Denny WirgowskiRDE6'525725Purdue1414
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Tom Reynolds249WRSan Diego Statefrom KC
Jim White373DEColorado Statefrom WAS/LARM
Ron Bolton5124DBNorfolk Statefrom OAK
Clark Hoss7165TEOregon State
John Tarver7166RBColoradofrom SD
Steve Beyrle8195GKansas State
Mike Kelson9220TArkansas
Mel Caraway10245DBNortheastern State
Rod Cason11269TAngelo State
Steve Booras12296DEMesa JC
Sam Elmore13325DBEastern Michigan
Eddie Rideout14350WRBoston College
Joel Klimek15375TEPittsburgh
Eric Dahl16400DBSan Jose State
Junior Ah You17425LBArizona State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals20554473
Opponents Totals6616511798
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals23686126246519233.966761
Opponents Totals288143124219419348.788862
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Carl Garrett50000030
Charlie Gogolak099100.06875.0027
Josh Ashton40000024
Mike Walker01515100.02825.0021
Brian Dowling30000018
Reggie Rucker30000018
Tom Reynolds20000012
John Tarver20000012
Randy Vataha20000012
Larry Carwell1000006
Jim Plunkett1000006
Bob Windsor1000006
Team Totals242424100.081650.00192
Opponents Totals545454100.0223661.11446
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Charlie Gogolak6875.01/12/32/21/10/1
Mike Walker2825.00/00/02/40/30/1
Team Totals81650.01/12/34/61/40/2
Opponents Totals223661.16/83/410/133/80/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Josh Ashton1285464.3353
Carl Garrett1314883.741t5
Jim Plunkett362306.4211
John Tarver421323.1211
Bob Gladieux24562.3110
Brian Dowling7355.0113
Jack Maitland13332.560
Pat Studstill11111.0110
Reggie Rucker351.780
Bob Windsor1-4-4.0-40
Team Totals38615324.041t13
Opponents Totals54827175.04727
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Jim Plunkett35516947.616121966.213.06282.3257.039385181145.7
Brian Dowling542953.7243837.113.24223.711.946332081.0
Carl Garrett100.0000.000.01100.014-40.0
Bob Gladieux100.0000.000.01100.00000.0
Pat Studstill100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals41219848.118625796.313.062102.4286.844452212748.0
Opponents Totals32617553.714126348.115.162247.4103.115101253392.2
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Reggie Rucker4468115.5623
Bob Windsor3338311.6241
Carl Garrett3041013.7430
Randy Vataha2536914.8442
Josh Ashton222079.424t1
Bob Gladieux1919210.1310
John Tarver1111210.2221
Tom Reynolds815219.036t2
Jack Maitland4338.390
Tom Beer24020.0210
Team Totals198257913.06210
Opponents Totals175263415.16224
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Honor Jackson413333.3550
Rickie Harris34515.0320
George Hoey12525.0250
Dick Blanchard12020.0200
Larry Carwell100.000
Team Totals1022322.3550
Opponents Totals2849017.5612
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Pat Studstill75285938.1571366
Team Totals75285938.1571366
Opponents Totals48193740.460037
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Carl Garrett60366.0270
Larry Carwell5120.440
Rickie Harris4351.350
Bob Gladieux24-6-3.000
Team Totals178372.2270
Opponents Totals342436610.8591
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Carl Garrett1641025.6490
Josh Ashton1530920.6310
George Hoey921023.3300
Reggie Rucker822728.4430
Henry Matthews37424.7290
Jack Maitland34816.0190
Tom Beer11515.0150
Team Totals55129323.5490
Opponents Totals3278424.5730
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Ron Acks0012300
Julius Adams0001100
Sam Adams0010100
Josh Ashton300000
Larry Carwell110100
Rick Cash0002200
Jim Cheyunski0001100
Brian Dowling0010100
Carl Garrett520200
Bob Gladieux320200
Rickie Harris1033-40
George Hoey100000
Honor Jackson0001100
Ron Kadziel0001100
Jack Maitland210100
Mike Montler0010100
Jim Plunkett610100
Dave Rowe0001100
Reggie Rucker210100
Len St. Jean0010100
Clarence Scott0001100
Ed Weisacosky0001130
Bob Windsor100000
Denny Wirgowski1000-70
Team Totals2613131427-80
Opponents Totals2314910190
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