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1977 New England Patriots (NFL) 3rd place American Football Conference Eastern Division 9-5-0 .643
Head Coach: Chuck Fairbanks
Assistant Head Coach/Defensive LineHank Bullough
Offensive Coordinator/QuarterbacksRon Erhardt
Offensive LineLeon McLaughlin
ReceiversRay Perkins
QuarterbacksJohn Polonchek
LinebackersCharlie Sumner
Defensive BacksDick Walker
Special TeamsTom Yewcic
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/6/1977ANew York Giants19-3WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium44471
Sat8/13/1977AGreen Bay Packers38-3WMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium53244
Mon8/22/1977APhiladelphia Eagles10-21LPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium28025
Sun8/28/1977HPittsburgh Steelers13-10WOTFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium43779
Sun9/4/1977HWashington Redskins45-7WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium41053
Sun9/11/1977HAtlanta Falcons29-10WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium41346
Sun9/18/1977HKansas City Chiefs21-17WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium58185
Mon9/26/1977ACleveland Browns27-30LOTCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium76418
Sun10/2/1977ANew York Jets27-30LNew York, NYShea Stadium38277
Sun10/9/1977HSeattle Seahawks31-31WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium45927
Sun10/16/1977ASan Diego Chargers24-20WSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium50327
Sun10/23/1977HBaltimore Colts17-3WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium60958
Sun10/30/1977HNew York Jets24-13WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium61042
Sun11/6/1977HBuffalo Bills14-24LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium60263
Sun11/13/1977AMiami Dolphins5-17LMiami, FLOrange Bowl67502
Sun11/20/1977ABuffalo Bills20-7WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium27598
Sun11/27/1977HPhiladelphia Eagles14-6WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium57893
Sun12/4/1977AAtlanta Falcons16-10WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium57911
Sun12/11/1977HMiami Dolphins14-10WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium61064
Sun12/18/1977ABaltimore Colts24-30LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium42250
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
85Julius AdamsRDE6-326229Texas Southern1414
61Sam AdamsROG6-326029Prairie View A&M1413
59Pete BarnesROLB6-224332Southern University1211
27Doug BeaudoinS6-119023Minnesota110
64Richard BishopNT6-126527Marshalltown JC; Louisville120
65Greg BoydDE6-628025Fresno CC; San Diego State130
58Pete BrockLOG-ROG6-527023Colorado144
82Steve BurksWR6-520524Arkansas State130
44Don CalhounHB6-021525Kansas State1414
87Al ChandlerTE6-223327Oklahoma143
26Ray ClaybornLCB6-018622Texas141
22Dick ConnS6-018026Georgia140
55Ray CostictLB6-021822Mississippi State142
39Sam CunninghamFB6-323027Southern California1414
38Ike ForteRB6-019823Tyler JC; Arkansas130
48Tim FoxFS5-1118824Ohio State1414
81Russ FrancisTE6-624224Oregon1010
70Leon GrayLOT6-326126Jackson State1111
14Steve GroganQB6-421024Kansas State1414
71Ray HamiltonNT6-124426Oklahoma1414
73John HannahLOG6-326526Alabama1111
80Don HasselbeckTE6-724422Colorado141
40Mike HaynesRCB6-219424Arizona State1414
24Bobby HowardLCB6-118433Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo); San Diego State1412
50Sam HuntRILB6-124826Stephen F. Austin State1313
60Bob HylandC6-525332Boston College30
23Horace IvoryRB6-019823Navarro JC; Oklahoma50
74Shelby JordanLOT6-727025Washington-St. Louis103
52Steve KingLOLB6-423026Tulsa144
67Bill LenkaitisC6-326031Penn State1414
72Mel LunsfordLDE6-325627Central State (Ohio)1313
34Prentice McCraySS6-118526Arizona State1414
78Tony McGeeLDE6-324928Wyoming; Bishop141
66Bob McKayROT6-526530Texas123
75Art MooreNT6-525526Tulsa10
86Stanley MorganWR5-1118122Tennessee1414
57Steve NelsonLILB6-223026Augsburg; North Dakota State1313
77Tom NevilleROT6-425234Mississippi State1411
2Mike PatrickP6-020925Mississippi State140
35Jess PhillipsRB6-120830Michigan State140
56Rod ShoateROLB6-121524Oklahoma143
1John SmithK6-017228King Alfred's; Southampton (England)140
84Darryl StingleyWR6-019426Purdue1414
63Fred SturtOG6-425026Bowling Green State140
83Don WestbrookWR5-1018524Nebraska130
54Steve ZabelLOLB6-422829Oklahoma1110
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Ray Clayborn116DBTexasfrom SF
Stanley Morgan125WRTennessee
Horace Ivory244RBOklahomafrom SF
Don Hasselbeck252TEColorado
Sidney Brown382DBOklahoma
Gerald Skinner4109OTArkansas
Ken Smith7192WRArkansas-Pine Bluff
Brad Benson8219GPenn State
Jerry Vogele9249LBMichigan
John Rasmussen10276TWisconsin
Giles Alexander10279DETulsafrom OAK
Ray Costict11303LBMississippi State
Dave Preston12333RBBowling Green State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals796574600
Opponents Totals582361723
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals247132101149819949.2112931
Opponents Totals21586111187419637.871610
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
John Smith03333100.0152171.4078
Darryl Stingley60000036
Sam Cunningham50000030
Don Calhoun40000024
Russ Francis40000024
Don Hasselbeck40000024
Ray Clayborn30000120
Stanley Morgan30000018
Ike Forte20000012
Steve Grogan1000006
Jess Phillips1000006
Team Totals333333100.0152171.41278
Opponents Totals26222684.6132161.90217
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
John Smith152171.41/15/68/101/40/0
Team Totals152171.41/15/68/101/40/0
Opponents Totals132161.90/15/57/111/40/0
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Sam Cunningham27010153.831t4
Don Calhoun1987273.7254
Steve Grogan613245.3411
Ike Forte621572.5162
Darryl Stingley33311.034t1
Jess Phillips5275.4131
Stanley Morgan11010.0100
Horace Ivory3103.390
Team Totals60323033.84113
Opponents Totals45216053.6668
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Steve Grogan30516052.512421627.113.568175.6216.914155200765.2
Team Totals30516052.512421627.113.568175.6216.914155200765.2
Opponents Totals35618852.814925047.013.378t164.5195.358471203368.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Sam Cunningham423708.8351
Darryl Stingley3965716.8685
Stanley Morgan2144321.164t3
Russ Francis1622914.331t4
Don Calhoun1315211.7470
Don Hasselbeck9768.4214
Ike Forte88811.0220
Al Chandler7689.7160
Steve Burks57915.8220
Team Totals160216213.56817
Opponents Totals188250413.378t16
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Mike Haynes55410.8220
Prentice McCray46115.3480
Bobby Howard4102.560
Tim Fox33913.0270
Sam Hunt2178.5100
Pete Barnes11313.0130
Team Totals1919410.2480
Opponents Totals2127913.3452
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Mike Patrick65235436.2643614270196428.9
Team Totals68235434.6643614270196428.9
Opponents Totals78304839.1650910429243931.3
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Stanley Morgan16222013.8530
Mike Haynes2422008.3460
Ike Forte2194.560
Doug Beaudoin1000.000
Don Westbrook0100
Team Totals43642910.0530
Opponents Totals3362708.2230
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ray Clayborn2886931.0101t3
Jess Phillips69315.5220
Doug Beaudoin47318.3380
Bob McKay11616.0160
Team Totals39105126.9101t3
Opponents Totals52108620.9730
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Sam Adams0010100
Pete Barnes00011110
Richard Bishop0001100
Don Calhoun300000
Ray Clayborn100000
Sam Cunningham1020200
Ike Forte210100
Tim Fox0001100
Russ Francis0010130
Steve Grogan7202-410
Ray Hamilton0002200
Mike Haynes420200
Prentice McCray0001100
Tony McGee0001180
Bob McKay0010100
Steve Nelson0001100
Jess Phillips0001100
Don Westbrook110100
Steve Zabel0001180
Team Totals2817111021-110
Opponents Totals20101015250
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