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1980 New England Patriots (NFL) 2nd place American Football Conference Eastern Division 10-6-0 .625
Head Coach: Ron Erhardt
ReceiversRaymond Berry
Administrative AssistantRick Buffington
Special TeamsGino Cappelletti
Defensive BacksBilly Kinard
LinebackersBill Parcells
QuarterbacksJohn Polonchek
Offensive Coordinator/Offensive LineJim Ringo
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive LineFritz Shurmur
Offensive BacksTom Yewcic
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Mon8/11/1980ALos Angeles Rams35-31WAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium66656
Sat8/16/1980AOakland Raiders29-31LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum41649
Sun8/24/1980HPhiladelphia Eagles17-23LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium45207
Fri8/29/1980ASeattle Seahawks23-30LSeattle, WAKingdome56947
Sun9/7/1980HCleveland Browns34-17WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium49222
Sun9/14/1980HAtlanta Falcons21-37LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium48321
Sun9/21/1980ASeattle Seahawks37-31WSeattle, WAKingdome61035
Mon9/29/1980HDenver Broncos23-14WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium60153
Sun10/5/1980ANew York Jets21-11WNew York, NYShea Stadium53603
Sun10/12/1980HMiami Dolphins34-0WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium60777
Sun10/19/1980ABaltimore Colts37-21WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium53924
Sun10/26/1980ABuffalo Bills13-31LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium75092
Sun11/2/1980HNew York Jets34-21WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium60834
Mon11/10/1980AHouston Oilers34-38LHouston, TXAstrodome51524
Sun11/16/1980HLos Angeles Rams14-17LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium60609
Sun11/23/1980HBaltimore Colts47-21WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium61297
Sun11/30/1980ASan Francisco 49ers17-21LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park45254
Mon12/8/1980AMiami Dolphins13-16LOTMiami, FLOrange Bowl63282
Sun12/14/1980HBuffalo Bills24-2WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium63292
Sun12/21/1980ANew Orleans Saints38-27WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome38277
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 AdamsRDE6'326232Texas Southern1616
61Sam AdamsROG6'326032Prairie View A&M1514
64Richard BishopDE-NT6'126530Marshalltown JC; Louisville135
58Pete BrockC-OT6'527026Colorado160
87Preston BrownWR5'1118722Vanderbilt50
44Don CalhounFB6'021528Kansas State1616
12Matt CavanaughQB6'221124Pittsburgh164
35Allan ClarkRB5'1019023Northern Arizona110
26Ray ClaybornLCB6'018625Texas1616
75Bob CryderOG6'427524Alabama162
28Bill CurrierS6'019325South Carolina160
43Vagas FergusonRB6'021323Notre Dame1616
22Chuck ForemanRB6'220930Miami (Florida)160
48Tim FoxFS5'1118827Ohio State1616
81Russ FrancisTE6'624227Oregon1515
51Bob GolicLB6'226723Notre Dame163
14Steve GroganQB6'421027Kansas State1212
71Ray HamiltonNT6'124429Oklahoma1515
73John HannahLOG6'326529Alabama1616
80Don HasselbeckTE6'724425Colorado162
59Mike HawkinsLOLB6'223225Texas A&M-Kingsville1616
40Mike HaynesRCB6'219427Arizona State1312
6Mike HubachP5'1018522Kansas160
23Horace IvoryRB6'019826Navarro JC; Oklahoma140
29Harold JacksonWR5'1017534Jackson State1615
30Roland JamesSS6'219122Tennessee1610
32Andy JohnsonRB6'020428Georgia160
74Shelby JordanROT6'727028Washington-St. Louis1616
52Steve KingLB6'423029Tulsa160
67Bill LenkaitisC6'326034Penn State1616
72Mel LunsfordLDE6'325630Central State (Ohio)1212
53Bill MatthewsLB6'223524South Dakota State160
34Prentice McCrayS6'118529Arizona State30
70Doug McDougaldDE6'527123Virginia Tech80
78Tony McGeeDE6'324931Wyoming; Bishop160
50Larry McGrewLB6'523323Contra Costa JC; Southern California110
66Steve McMichaelNT6'226523Texas60
86Stanley MorganWR5'1118125Tennessee1616
57Steve NelsonLILB6'223029Augsburg; North Dakota State1616
88Carlos PennywellWR6'218024Grambling State110
75Garry PuetzOT6'426528Valparaiso160
25Rick SanfordRCB6'119223South Carolina1610
56Rod ShoateROLB6'121527Oklahoma1616
1John SmithK6'017231King Alfred's; Southampton (England)160
30Mosi TatupuRB6'022725Southern California160
83Don WestbrookWR5'1018527Nebraska140
62Dwight WheelerLOT6'327025Tennessee State1616
54John ZamberlinRILB6'222624Pacific Lutheran1613
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Roland James114DBTennessee
Vagas Ferguson125RBNotre Damefrom HOU
Larry McGrew245LBSouthern California
Steve McMichael373DTTexas
Doug McDougald5124DE-DTVirginia Tech
Preston Brown6160WRVanderbiltfrom HOU
Tom Kearns7180GKentucky
Mike House8208TEPacific
Barry Burget9235LBOklahoma
Tom Daniel10266CGeorgia Tech
Mike Hubach11293PKansas
Jimmy Jordan12320QBFlorida State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals771321101220
Opponents Totals6497561053
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals319139154269821046.779696
Opponents Totals270118141117921436.992833
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
John Smith05151100.0263476.50129
Don Calhoun90000054
Russ Francis80000048
Stanley Morgan60000036
Harold Jackson50000030
Don Hasselbeck40000024
Horace Ivory30000018
Andy Johnson30000018
Mosi Tatupu30000018
Allan Clark20000012
Vagas Ferguson20000012
Chuck Foreman1000006
Steve Grogan1000006
Mike Haynes1000006
Roland James1000006
Carlos Pennywell1000006
Rick Sanford1000006
Rod Shoate1000006
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals52515298.1263476.50441
Opponents Totals40394097.5142070.02325
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
John Smith263476.52/211/1110/143/70/0
Team Totals263476.52/211/1110/143/70/0
Opponents Totals142070.00/08/84/82/30/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Vagas Ferguson2118183.9442
Don Calhoun2007873.922t9
Steve Grogan301123.7191
Horace Ivory421112.620t2
Matt Cavanaugh19975.1220
Mosi Tatupu33972.9113
Chuck Foreman23632.771
Allan Clark9566.2151
Harold Jackson5377.4160
Stanley Morgan4369.0160
Andy Johnson11262.4110
Mike Hubach100.000
Team Totals58822403.84419
Opponents Totals48218763.93312
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Steve Grogan30617557.210924758.114.171185.9227.217138233773.1
Matt Cavanaugh1056360.0378858.414.04098.654.886282395.9
Harold Jackson22100.003517.517.52300.000.00035118.8
Team Totals41324058.114633958.214.171276.5276.525200319579.3
Opponents Totals45826658.116832327.112.279t286.1245.244346288678.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Stanley Morgan4599122.0716
Russ Francis4166416.239t8
Harold Jackson3573721.1405
Don Calhoun271294.8120
Andy Johnson2425910.8223
Vagas Ferguson221737.9180
Chuck Foreman14997.1180
Horace Ivory12957.9190
Don Hasselbeck813016.335t4
Don Westbrook46015.0210
Carlos Pennywell4317.8161
Mosi Tatupu4276.8110
Team Totals240339514.17127
Opponents Totals266323212.279t28
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Ray Clayborn58717.4290
Tim Fox44110.3230
Roland James4328.0190
Rod Shoate35016.742t1
Steve Nelson33712.3330
Mike Hawkins252.550
Mike Haynes13131.0310
Bill Matthews155.050
Rick Sanford100.000
Team Totals2428812.042t1
Opponents Totals2736913.7800
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Mike Hubach63239238.0690212237211533.6
Team Totals63239238.0690212237211533.6
Opponents Totals92377541.06601014513306233.3
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Roland James33333110.075t1
Mike Haynes1721408.2350
Preston Brown101424.2140
Team Totals6065138.675t1
Opponents Totals28132378.5250
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Horace Ivory3699227.698t1
Preston Brown915617.3260
Bill Currier69816.3260
Allan Clark3217.0130
Don Westbrook11414.0140
Carlos Pennywell100.000
Team Totals56128122.998t1
Opponents Totals89164918.5350
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Sam Adams0010100
Richard Bishop0001100
Pete Brock0010100
Preston Brown100000
Don Calhoun200000
Matt Cavanaugh1101-40
Allan Clark00011151
Ray Clayborn0001100
Vagas Ferguson300000
Chuck Foreman0010100
Steve Grogan4101-100
Ray Hamilton0001100
Mike Haynes212360
Mike Hubach0010100
Horace Ivory300000
Roland James210100
Prentice McCray0001100
Stanley Morgan0010130
Steve Nelson0001100
Rick Sanford00112221
Rod Shoate0001100
Dwight Wheeler1000-410
Team Totals199101020-92
Opponents Totals3110189270
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