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1981 New England Patriots (NFL) 4th place American Football Conference Eastern Division 2-14-0 .125
Head Coach: Ron Erhardt
ReceiversRaymond Berry
Special TeamsGino Cappelletti
Offensive BacksBobby Grier
LinebackersRick Lantz
QuarterbacksBabe Parilli
Offensive Coordinator/Offensive LineJim Ringo
Defensive BacksDick Roach
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive LineFritz Shurmur
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Mon8/10/1981ALos Angeles Rams34-21WAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium69006
Sat8/15/1981ATampa Bay Buccaneers17-16WTampa, FLTampa Stadium62785
Sat8/22/1981HOakland Raiders23-21WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium43032
Sun8/30/1981HWashington Redskins19-10WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium44078
Sun9/6/1981HBaltimore Colts28-29LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium49572
Sun9/13/1981APhiladelphia Eagles3-13LPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium71089
Mon9/21/1981HDallas Cowboys21-35LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium60311
Sun9/27/1981APittsburgh Steelers21-27LOTPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium53344
Sun10/4/1981HKansas City Chiefs33-17WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium55931
Sun10/11/1981ANew York Jets24-28LNew York, NYShea Stadium55093
Sun10/18/1981HHouston Oilers38-10WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium60474
Sun10/25/1981AWashington Redskins22-24LWashington, DCRFK Stadium50394
Sun11/1/1981AOakland Raiders17-27LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum44246
Sun11/8/1981HMiami Dolphins27-30LOTFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium60436
Sun11/15/1981HNew York Jets6-17LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium45342
Sun11/22/1981ABuffalo Bills17-20LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium71593
Sun11/29/1981HSt. Louis Cardinals20-27LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium39946
Sun12/6/1981AMiami Dolphins14-24LMiami, FLOrange Bowl50421
Sun12/13/1981HBuffalo Bills10-19LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium42549
Sun12/20/1981ABaltimore Colts21-23LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium17073
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 AdamsRDE6'326233Texas Southern1616
64Richard BishopNT6'126531Marshalltown JC; Louisville1616
55Don BlackmonLB6'323523Tulsa160
58Pete BrockC6'527027Colorado1616
63Mark BubenLDE6'326524Tufts164
44Don CalhounFB6'021529Kansas State147
3Rich CamarilloP5'1118822Cerritos JC; Washington90
12Matt CavanaughQB6'221125Pittsburgh168
65Steve ClarkDE6'525822Kansas State70
26Ray ClaybornLCB6'018626Texas1616
33Tony CollinsRB5'1121022East Carolina1611
75Bob CryderROG6'427525Alabama1515
39Sam CunninghamFB6'323031Southern California118
87Lin DawsonTE6'324022North Carolina State153
47Paul DombroskiCB6'018525Linfield; Hawaii; Linfield60
23Kevin DonnalleyS5'1117723North Dakota State10
43Vagas FergusonRB6'021324Notre Dame135
48Tim FoxFS5'1118828Ohio State1616
51Bob GolicLB6'226724Notre Dame169
14Steve GroganQB6'421028Kansas State87
71Ray HamiltonNT6'124430Oklahoma150
73John HannahLOG6'326530Alabama1616
7Ken HartleyP6'220024Dean JC; Catawba20
80Don HasselbeckTE6'724426Colorado1414
59Mike HawkinsLOLB6'223226Texas A&M-Kingsville1515
40Mike HaynesRCB6'219428Arizona State86
76Brian HollowayOT6'728022Stanford165
6Mike HubachP5'1018523Kansas50
23Horace IvoryRB6'019827Navarro JC; Oklahoma10
29Harold JacksonWR5'1017535Jackson State1615
38Roland JamesCB-S6'219123Tennessee166
32Andy JohnsonRB6'020429Georgia160
74Shelby JordanROT6'727029Washington-St. Louis1616
52Steve KingLB6'423030Tulsa161
66John LeeDE6'225928Nebraska44
22Keith LeeDB5'1119224Colorado State156
67Bill LenkaitisC6'326035Penn State120
53Bill MatthewsRILB6'223525South Dakota State169
78Tony McGeeLDE6'324932Wyoming; Bishop169
86Stanley MorganWR5'1118126Tennessee1313
57Steve NelsonLILB6'223030Augsburg; North Dakota State1212
17Tom OwenQB6'119429Wichita State21
88Carlos PennywellWR6'218025Grambling State52
77Garry PuetzOT6'426529Valparaiso151
25Rick SanfordSS6'119224South Carolina1614
56Rod ShoateROLB6'121528Oklahoma1616
1John SmithK6'017232King Alfred's; Southampton (England)160
30Mosi TatupuRB6'022726Southern California161
82Ken TolerWR6'219122Mississippi160
83Don WestbrookWR5'1018528Nebraska121
62Dwight WheelerLOT6'327026Tennessee State1611
47Darrell WilsonCB5'1118023Connecticut10
54John ZamberlinRILB6'222625Pacific Lutheran161
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Brian Holloway119TStanford
Tony Collins247RBEast Carolina
Don Blackmon4102LBTulsa
Steve Clark5130DTKansas State
Ron Wooten6157GNorth Carolina
Ken Toler7185WRMississippi
Ken Naber8194K-PStanfordfrom NO
Lin Dawson8212TENorth Carolina State
Brian Buckley11295QBHarvard
Cris Crissy12323DBPrinceton
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals689267950
Opponents Totals7811790769
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals27:51306124166167720837.089742
Opponents Totals32:093281601482010023043.583763
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
John Smith0373994.9152462.5082
Tony Collins70000042
Don Hasselbeck60000036
Stanley Morgan60000036
Sam Cunningham40000024
Matt Cavanaugh30000018
Vagas Ferguson30000018
Mosi Tatupu30000018
Don Calhoun20000012
Steve Grogan20000012
Don Westbrook20000012
Andy Johnson1000006
Carlos Pennywell1000006
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals40374092.5152462.50322
Opponents Totals42394195.1253964.12370
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
John Smith152462.50/07/72/65/71/4
Team Totals152462.50/07/72/65/71/4
Opponents Totals253964.11/111/126/106/141/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Tony Collins2048734.3297
Vagas Ferguson783404.419t3
Sam Cunningham862693.1124
Don Calhoun572053.6332
Mosi Tatupu382015.3432
Matt Cavanaugh17925.4113
Steve Grogan12494.124t2
Stanley Morgan22110.5110
Carlos Pennywell133.030
Andy Johnson210.550
Harold Jackson2-14-7.0-50
Team Totals49920404.14323
Opponents Totals64429504.675t20
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Steve Grogan21611754.28318598.615.976t73.2167.419137172263.0
Matt Cavanaugh21911552.59116337.514.26552.3135.924165146859.8
Tom Owen361541.7172186.114.52812.8411.121919931.7
Andy Johnson9777.8119421.627.766t444.4111.100194118.8
Tony Collins100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Harold Jackson100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals48225452.719439048.115.476t173.5347.145321358362.1
Opponents Totals43924355.418030527.012.653t184.1163.620175287775.7
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Don Hasselbeck4680817.6516
Stanley Morgan44102923.476t6
Harold Jackson3966917.2450
Andy Johnson3942911.0361
Tony Collins262328.9220
Mosi Tatupu1213211.0411
Sam Cunningham12927.7120
Lin Dawson712618.0420
Don Westbrook712217.4322
Don Calhoun77110.1200
Ken Toler57014.0230
Vagas Ferguson4399.8200
Carlos Pennywell34916.322t1
Steve Grogan22713.5160
Matt Cavanaugh199.090
Team Totals254390415.476t17
Opponents Totals243305212.653t18
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Rick Sanford3289.3210
Tim Fox3206.7200
Ray Clayborn23919.5390
Roland James22914.5210
Mark Buben14949.0490
Mike Hawkins11616.0160
John Zamberlin11111.0110
Mike Haynes133.030
Keith Lee100.000
Rod Shoate100.000
Team Totals1619512.2490
Opponents Totals3457016.8671
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Rich Camarillo47195941.7750912209157033.4
Mike Hubach1972638.2560229559131.1
Ken Hartley926629.641020122525.0
Team Totals75295139.37501314305238631.8
Opponents Totals74287238.8650622199255334.5
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Stanley Morgan1541167.7260
Roland James72568.0180
Mike Haynes61122.060
Tony Collins30155.0150
Team Totals3171996.4260
Opponents Totals3583058.775t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Tony Collins39077319.8300
Ken Toler9014816.4320
Rick Sanford408220.5270
Andy Johnson305317.7190
Paul Dombroski204522.5240
Don Calhoun203819.0220
Keith Lee202010.0160
Horace Ivory101919.0190
Don Hasselbeck1077.070
Bill Matthews1055.050
Ray Hamilton1000.000
Team Totals650119018.3320
Opponents Totals68132619.5530
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Pete Brock0010100
Mark Buben00011310
Don Calhoun100000
Rich Camarillo110100
Matt Cavanaugh200000
Ray Clayborn0002240
Tony Collins820200
Sam Cunningham200000
Vagas Ferguson110100
Bob Golic0001100
Steve Grogan5202-80
Ray Hamilton100000
John Hannah0020200
Don Hasselbeck200000
Mike Hawkins0002200
Brian Holloway0010100
Harold Jackson100000
Roland James101100
Andy Johnson100000
Bill Matthews0001100
Tony McGee0001100
Stanley Morgan220200
Tom Owen100000
Rick Sanford0003320
Rod Shoate102270
Mosi Tatupu212300
Ken Toler0010100
John Zamberlin0001100
Team Totals3218141731360
Opponents Totals34171616322
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