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1975 New England Patriots (NFL) 4th place American Football Conference Eastern Division 3-11-0 .214
Head Coach: Chuck Fairbanks
Defensive LineHank Bullough
Outside LinebackersRollie Dotsch
Offensive BacksRon Erhardt
Offensive LineRed Miller
ReceiversRay Perkins
QuarterbacksJohn Polonchek
Inside LinebackersCharlie Sumner
Special TeamsJim Valek
Defensive BacksLarrye Weaver
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun8/10/1975HNew York Giants14-28LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium40726
Sun8/17/1975HMinnesota Vikings36-10WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium40218
Fri8/22/1975APhiladelphia Eagles10-24LPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium40156
Sat8/30/1975AGreen Bay Packers20-17WOTMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium51769
Sun9/7/1975HSan Diego Chargers31-24WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium39502
Sun9/14/1975ANew York Jets-New Haven, CTYale BowlCanceled
Sun9/21/1975HHouston Oilers0-7LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium51934
Sun9/28/1975HMiami Dolphins14-22LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium59967
Sun10/5/1975ANew York Jets7-36LNew York, NYShea Stadium57365
Sun10/12/1975ACincinnati Bengals10-27LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium51220
Sun10/19/1975HBaltimore Colts21-10WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium51417
Sun10/26/1975HSan Francisco 49ers24-16WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium60358
Sun11/2/1975ASt. Louis Cardinals17-24LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium45907
Sun11/9/1975ASan Diego Chargers33-19WSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium24161
Sun11/16/1975HDallas Cowboys31-34LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium60905
Sun11/23/1975ABuffalo Bills31-45LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium65655
Mon12/1/1975AMiami Dolphins7-20LMiami, FLOrange Bowl61963
Sun12/7/1975HNew York Jets28-30LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium53989
Sun12/14/1975HBuffalo Bills14-34LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium58393
Sun12/21/1975ABaltimore Colts21-34LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium51926
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
85Julius AdamsRDE6'326227Texas Southern98
61Sam AdamsROG6'326027Prairie View A&M1313
33Bobby AndersonRB6'020828Colorado50
83Mel BakerWR6'018925Texas Southern10
55Rodrigo BarnesLB6'121525Rice10
27Ron BoltonRCB6'217025Norfolk State1313
82Steve BurksWR-P6'520522Arkansas State130
44Don CalhounRB6'021523Kansas State51
21Allen CarterRB5'1120823Southern California140
22Dick ConnS6'018024Georgia30
62Steve CorbettOG6'424824Boston College140
39Sam CunninghamRB6'323025Southern California1313
76Pete CusickNT6'125523Ohio State130
51Maury DamkrogerLB6'223023Nebraska20
44Doug DresslerRB6'322827Marin JC; Chico State50
68Bill DuLacROG6'426024Eastern Michigan131
58Doug DumlerC6'324325Nebraska143
81Russ FrancisTE6'624222Oregon1411
59Bob GeddesRILB6'224029Riverside CC; UCLA131
15Neil GraffQB6'320025Wisconsin112
70Leon GrayLOT6'326124Jackson State1414
14Steve GroganQB6'421022Kansas State137
71Ray HamiltonNT6'124424Oklahoma1414
73John HannahLOG6'326524Alabama1414
74Craig HannemanRD6'324026Oregon State113
42Mack HerronRB5'517427Hutchinson CC; Kansas State75
24Bobby HowardLCB6'118431Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo); San Diego State1414
50Sam HuntRILB6'124824Stephen F. Austin State1313
64Marty ImhofRDE6'625626Pasadena CC; San Diego State53
32Andy JohnsonHB6'020423Georgia149
63Shelby JordanROT6'727023Washington-St. Louis1414
29Durwood KeetonS5'1018023Navarro JC; Oklahoma120
52Steve KingROLB-LOLB6'423024Tulsa148
67Bill LenkaitisC6'326029Penn State1111
72Mel LunsfordLDE6'325625Central State (Ohio)44
47Jim MasseyRCB5'1119827Linfield141
34Prentice McCraySS6'118524Arizona State1414
78Tony McGeeLDE6'324926Wyoming; Bishop1310
31Leon McQuayRB5'919525Tampa130
57Steve NelsonLILB6'223024Augsburg; North Dakota State1414
2Mike PatrickP6'020923Mississippi State140
72Jerry PattonDE6'325529Nebraska30
16Jim PlunkettQB6'220728Stanford55
55Kevin ReillyLOLB6'121324Villanova41
25John SandersFS6'117824South Dakota1414
56Rod ShoateLB6'121522Oklahoma40
1John SmithK6'017226King Alfred's; Southampton (England)140
84Darryl StingleyWR6'019424Purdue1414
60Dave TiptonNT6'225522Western Illinois40
18Randy VatahaWR5'1017327Golden West JC; Stanford1414
90George WebsterLOLB6'422530Michigan State1010
86Bob WindsorTE6'422733Montgomery JC; Kentucky143
17Elmo WrightWR6'019026Houston44
54Steve ZabelROLB6'422827Oklahoma139
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Russ Francis116TEOregon
Rod Shoate241LBOklahoma
Pete Cusick366DTOhio State
Allen Carter486RBSouthern Californiafrom SD/CLE
Steve Burks491WRArkansas State
Steve Grogan5116QBKansas State
Steve Freeman5117DBMississippi Statefrom PHI
Larry Williams7172WRTexas Tech
Rene Garnett11272DBIdaho State
Matt Kendon12297DTIdaho State
Condredge Holloway12306QB-DBTennesseefrom WAS
Joe Harvey13328DENorthern Michigan
Tom Gossom14353WRAuburn
Don Clayton15378RBMurray State
Kerry Marbury16403RBWest Virginia
Myke Horton17428TUCLA
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals371073876
Opponents Totals6777110104
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals25394133268219542.189719
Opponents Totals254118120169021641.7103759
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
John Smith03333100.091752.9060
Sam Cunningham80000048
Randy Vataha60000036
Russ Francis40000024
Andy Johnson40000024
Steve Grogan30000018
Don Calhoun20000012
Darryl Stingley20000012
Allen Carter1000006
Ray Hamilton1000006
Bobby Howard1000006
Jim Plunkett1000006
Team Totals333333100.091752.90258
Opponents Totals42374288.1233565.70358
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
John Smith91752.91/11/15/62/80/1
Team Totals91752.91/11/15/62/80/1
Opponents Totals233565.71/111/116/105/130/0
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Sam Cunningham1696663.9176
Andy Johnson1174884.266t3
Mack Herron612744.5530
Steve Grogan301103.7143
Don Calhoun231044.538t1
Allen Carter22954.3190
Leon McQuay33471.490
Darryl Stingley6396.5210
Doug Dressler382.760
Jim Plunkett471.851
Randy Vataha144.040
Neil Graff221.020
Bobby Anderson111.010
Team Totals47218453.966t14
Opponents Totals55522204.063t20
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Steve Grogan27413950.711719767.214.262t114.0186.622207176960.4
Neil Graff351851.4142216.312.331t25.738.643418754.6
Jim Plunkett923639.1495716.215.97633.377.6138948239.7
Team Totals40119348.118027686.914.376164.0287.039330243855.2
Opponents Totals36821357.914225156.811.877t184.9133.533271224480.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Randy Vataha4672015.7476
Russ Francis3563618.2484
Sam Cunningham322537.9242
Andy Johnson2629411.3291
Darryl Stingley2137818.0452
Steve Burks615826.3760
Bob Windsor6579.5120
Don Calhoun511122.262t1
Mack Herron55010.0190
Elmo Wright44611.5200
Leon McQuay4276.8160
Allen Carter23919.5260
Doug Dressler1-1-1.0-10
Team Totals193276814.37616
Opponents Totals213251511.877t18
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Ron Bolton5336.6150
Bobby Howard35217.344t1
Steve Nelson284.040
Kevin Reilly15454.0540
John Sanders11818.0180
George Webster100.000
Team Totals1316512.7541
Opponents Totals2838813.9581
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Mike Patrick83322338.8620513
Team Totals83322338.8620513
Opponents Totals77304239.5651262
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Darryl Stingley1521137.5290
Mack Herron122897.4170
Andy Johnson646010.0150
Team Totals3382627.9290
Opponents Totals421351312.269t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Allen Carter3287927.599t1
Leon McQuay1525216.8340
Andy Johnson1018818.8320
Steve Burks46516.3250
Mack Herron27537.5400
Darryl Stingley24422.0240
Don Calhoun11717.0170
Team Totals66152023.099t1
Opponents Totals46114224.8590
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Mel Baker0001100
Don Calhoun200000
Allen Carter210100
Sam Cunningham1220200
Bill DuLac0020200
Russ Francis100000
Neil Graff1101-40
Leon Gray0020240
Steve Grogan6404-120
Ray Hamilton00022231
Mack Herron720200
Bobby Howard0001100
Sam Hunt00033130
Marty Imhof0001100
Andy Johnson400000
Shelby Jordan00202120
Durwood Keeton0010100
Bill Lenkaitis1202-90
Jim Massey0002200
Leon McQuay301100
Jim Plunkett200000
John Sanders0004430
Darryl Stingley2101140
Bob Windsor0010100
Steve Zabel0001130
Team Totals4322211637471
Opponents Totals31161422362
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