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1987 New England Patriots (NFL) 2nd place American Football Conference Eastern Division 8-7-0 .533
Head Coach: Raymond Berry
Strength-ConditioningDean Brittenham
Defensive BacksJimmy Carr
Offensive Backs/Running Game CoordinatorBobby Grier
Assistant Defensive LineRay Hamilton
Assistant Head Coach-Offense/Offensive LineRod Humeniuk
ReceiversHarold Jackson
Defensive LineEddie Khayat
Special Assistant to the Head CoachJohn Polonchek
Defensive CoordinatorRod Rust
Special Teams/Tight EndsDante Scarnecchia
LinebackersDon Shinnick
Quarterbacks/Passing Game CoordinatorLes Steckel
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun8/16/1987HNew York Giants17-19LFoxborough, MASullivan Stadium50014
Sun8/23/1987HPhiladelphia Eagles13-19LOTFoxborough, MASullivan Stadium38734
Sat8/29/1987AMinnesota Vikings38-27WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome49339
Fri9/4/1987NAtlanta Falcons14-13WJacksonville, FLGator Bowl52508
Sun9/13/1987HMiami Dolphins28-21WFoxborough, MASullivan Stadium54642
Mon9/21/1987ANew York Jets24-43LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium70847
Sun9/27/1987AWashington Redskins-Washington, DCRFK StadiumCanceled
Sun10/4/1987HCleveland Browns10-20LFoxborough, MASullivan Stadium14830
Sun10/11/1987HBuffalo Bills14-7WFoxborough, MASullivan Stadium11878
Sun10/18/1987AHouston Oilers21-7WHouston, TXAstrodome26294
Sun10/25/1987AIndianapolis Colts16-30LIndianapolis, INHoosier Dome48850
Sun11/1/1987HLos Angeles Raiders26-23WFoxborough, MASullivan Stadium60664
Sun11/8/1987ANew York Giants10-17LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium73817
Sun11/15/1987HDallas Cowboys17-23LOTFoxborough, MASullivan Stadium60567
Sun11/22/1987HIndianapolis Colts24-0WFoxborough, MASullivan Stadium56906
Sun11/29/1987HPhiladelphia Eagles31-34LOTFoxborough, MASullivan Stadium54198
Sun12/6/1987ADenver Broncos20-31LDenver, COMile High Stadium75794
Sun12/13/1987HNew York Jets42-20WFoxborough, MASullivan Stadium60617
Sun12/20/1987ABuffalo Bills13-7WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium74945
Mon12/28/1987AMiami Dolphins24-10WMiami-Dade County, FLJoe Robbie Stadium61192
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
69Julius AdamsDE6'326239Texas Southern100
91Rogers AlexanderLB6'322523Penn State32
78Bruce ArmstrongROT6'429122Louisville1212
22Ricky AtkinsonCB6'017522Southern Connecticut State10
85Greg BatyTE6'524123Stanford50
30Frank BianchiniRB5'819026Hofstra10
51Mel BlackLOLB6'222825Santa Ana JC; Eastern Illinois32
55Don BlackmonROLB6'323529Tulsa40
10Bob BleierQB6'321023Richmond32
28Jim BowmanSS6'221224Central Michigan128
58Pete BrockC6'527033Colorado43
3Rich CamarilloP5'1118828Cerritos JC; Washington120
81Brian CareyWR6'020024American International20
26Ray ClaybornRCB6'018632Texas1010
43Duffy CobbsS5'1117823Penn State30
83Wayne CoffeyWR5'715823Cisco JC; Texas State32
33Tony CollinsRB5'1121028East Carolina1311
63George ColtonLOT6'427924Maryland33
93Rico CorsettiLB6'122524Bates20
40Elgin DavisRB5'1019222Central Florida40
87Lin DawsonTE6'324028North Carolina State1211
59Steve DoigLB6'224027New Hampshire10
21Reggie DupardRB5'1120524Southern Methodist83
11Tony EasonQB6'421228American River JC; Illinois43
66Paul FairchildC6'427026Ellsworth CC; Kansas112
62Sean FarrellLOG6'326027Penn State1414
2Doug FlutieQB5'1017825Boston College11
44Todd FrainTE6'324025Nebraska32
49Russ FrancisTE6'624234Oregon10
87Arnold FranklinTE6'324624North Carolina30
1Tony FranklinK5'818231Texas A&M140
80Irving FryarWR6'019925Nebraska1212
82Dennis GadboisWR6'118324Boston University31
43Ernest GibsonCB5'1018026Furman125
14Steve GroganQB6'421034Kansas State76
97John GuzikNT-DE6'427025Ohio University32
24Bruce HansenFB6'122526Brigham Young62
28David HendleyCB6'018823Southern Connecticut State20
6Alan HerlineP6'016823Vanderbilt30
97Milford HodgeDE6'327826Washington State120
41Darryl HolmesS6'219023Fort Valley State153
32Craig JamesRB6'021526Southern Methodist20
38Roland JamesS6'219129Tennessee94
83Cedric JonesWR6'118427Duke124
93Tim JordanLB6'322123Wisconsin50
40Mike LeBlancRB5'1119925Stephen F. Austin State42
80Larry LinneWR6'118525Midland JC; Texas-El Paso33
42Ronnie LippettLCB5'1118027Miami (Florida)1212
96Dino MangieroNT6'226729Rutgers20
31Fred MarionFS6'219128Miami (Florida)1212
64Trevor MatichC6'427926Brigham Young64
52Jerry McCabeLILB6'122522Holy Cross33
50Larry McGrewRILB6'523330Contra Costa JC; Southern California1212
55Joe McHaleLB6'222724Delaware30
32Chuck McSwainFB6'019126Clemson31
23Rod McSwainCB6'119825Clemson120
54Greg MooreROLB6'124022Tennessee-Chattanooga33
67Steve MooreOT6'429527Tennessee State54
86Stanley MorganWR5'1118132Tennessee109
75Guy MorrissC6'427536Texas Christian117
57Steve NelsonLILB6'223036Augsburg; North Dakota State1111
33Bob PerrymanRB6'223323Michigan91
45Joe PetersonLCB5'1018023Nevada-Reno33
48Clay PickeringWR6'521626Wright State; Maine10
70Art PlunkettLOT6'726228Nevada-Las Vegas71
65Tom PorellNT6'327523Boston College11
22Eugene ProfitCB5'1016523Yale70
12Tom RamseyQB6'118726UCLA93
71Ben ReedLDE6'526524Mississippi33
55Johnny RembertLB6'323426Cowley County JC; Clemson111
95Ed ReynoldsLB6'524326Virginia121
61Greg RobinsonROT6'528025Nevada-Reno; Sacramento State33
65Mike RuthNT6'126623Boston College20
95Frank SaccoLB6'424023Fordham20
72Todd SandhamOG6'325524Northeastern20
31Jon SawyerCB5'917522Merced JC; Cincinnati20
1Eric SchubertK5'819325Pittsburgh10
88Willie ScottTE6'424528South Carolina91
59Randy SealbyROLB6'223027Colorado; Missouri21
42Ron ShegogSS6'018524Northwest Mississippi CC; Austin Peay State33
77Kenneth SimsLDE6'527128Texas128
81Stephen StarringWR5'1017226McNeese State111
78Eric StokesROG6'425525Northeastern11
30Mosi TatupuRB6'022732Southern California129
56Andre TippettLOLB6'324128Iowa1313
74Bill TurnerDE6'424527St. Francis Xavier20
64Darren TwomblyOG6'427022Boston College11
60Garin VerisRDE6'425524Stanford1212
73Danny VillaLOT6'530723Arizona State117
15Todd WhittenQB6'018422Stephen F. Austin State10
90Murray WichardNT-DE6'226024Frostburg State30
99Steve WilburnRDE6'426626Illinois State33
96Brent WilliamsLDE6'327723Toledo124
82Derwin WilliamsWR6'118526New Mexico100
54Ed WilliamsROLB6'424426Texas127
38Perry WilliamsCB-S6'120023Clemson30
90Toby WilliamsNT6'427028Nebraska1212
34Carl WoodsRB5'1120023Vanderbilt20
61Ron WootenROG6'427328North Carolina1313
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Bruce Armstrong123TLouisville
Bob Perryman379RBMichigan
Rich Gannon498QBDelawarefrom LARI
Derrick Beasley4102DBWinston-Salem Statefrom NYJ/LARI
Tim Jordan4107LBWisconsin
Danny Villa5113TArizona Statefrom TB
Tom Gibson5116DENorthern Arizonafrom SD
Gene Taylor6163WRFresno State
Carlos Reveiz11302KTennessee
Elgin Davis12330RBCentral Florida
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals7611172610
Opponents Totals3968711069
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals29:3726684158248222037.391464.364506
Opponents Totals30:23293112159228422836.8112347.8110846
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Tony Franklin0373897.4152657.7082
Tony Collins60000036
Irving Fryar50000030
Reggie Dupard30000018
Cedric Jones30000018
Stanley Morgan30000018
Stephen Starring30000018
Greg Baty20000012
Steve Grogan20000012
Larry Linne20000012
Ronnie Lippett20000012
Willie Scott20000012
Bob Bleier1000006
Ray Clayborn1000006
Mike LeBlanc1000006
Tom Ramsey1000006
Andre Tippett1000006
Carl Woods1000006
Eric Schubert011100.01250.004
Team Totals39383997.4162857.10320
Opponents Totals343333100.0182766.71293
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Tony Franklin152657.70/05/56/113/71/3
Eric Schubert1250.00/01/10/00/10/0
Team Totals162857.10/06/66/113/81/3
Opponents Totals182766.72/27/76/93/80/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Tony Collins1474743.2193
Reggie Dupard943183.4493
Mosi Tatupu792483.1190
Bob Perryman411874.6480
Mike LeBlanc491703.5421
Tom Ramsey13755.8191
Irving Fryar9525.8160
Bruce Hansen16442.870
Doug Flutie6437.2130
Elgin Davis9434.8270
Steve Grogan20371.982
Tony Eason3258.3130
Chuck McSwain9232.690
Carl Woods4205.0131
Stephen Starring2136.5100
Craig James4102.550
Rich Camarillo100.000
Bob Bleier5-5-1.01t1
Todd Whitten2-6-3.0-20
Team Totals51317713.54912
Opponents Totals49017783.660t13
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Doug Flutie251560.0101998.013.33014.000.01319698.6
Steve Grogan1619357.85911837.312.740106.295.6755112878.2
Tony Eason794253.2354535.710.84533.822.587038372.4
Tom Ramsey1347153.0578986.712.64064.564.5149080870.4
Bob Bleier391435.9241814.612.93512.612.632815349.2
Mosi Tatupu11100.001515.015.015t1100.000.00015158.3
Cedric Jones100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals44023653.618629296.712.445225.0184.133246268374.1
Opponents Totals52027352.522634386.612.661t173.3214.043339309967.5
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Tony Collins443477.9293
Stanley Morgan4067216.8453
Irving Fryar3146715.1405
Cedric Jones2538815.5293
Stephen Starring1728917.034t3
Greg Baty151389.2222
Mosi Tatupu151369.1230
Lin Dawson12816.8140
Larry Linne1115814.4302
Willie Scott5357.0151
Wayne Coffey36622.0350
Dennis Gadbois35117.0200
Derwin Williams33010.0120
Bob Perryman3134.370
Reggie Dupard310.320
Todd Frain22211.0110
Mike LeBlanc231.530
Bruce Hansen12222.0220
Clay Pickering11010.0100
Team Totals236292912.44522
Opponents Totals273343812.661t17
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Fred Marion45313.3250
Ronnie Lippett310334.345t2
Ray Clayborn22412.0240
Ernest Gibson2178.5170
Jim Bowman231.530
Ed Williams15151.0510
Roland James12727.0270
Rod McSwain11717.0170
Ron Shegog177.070
Darryl Holmes144.040
Johnny Rembert111.010
Joe Peterson100.000
Perry Williams100.000
Team Totals2130714.6512
Opponents Totals181608.9382
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Rich Camarillo62248940.1731814333199631.7
Alan Herline2586134.4501416471727.6
Team Totals89335037.67321215397271330.5
Opponents Totals77293738.1622625213260433.8
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Irving Fryar18121749.7360
Larry Linne52224.4160
Stephen Starring111717.0170
Fred Marion1200.000
Team Totals25172138.5360
Opponents Totals41113979.7340
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Stephen Starring23044519.3430
Irving Fryar6011919.8310
Elgin Davis5013426.8430
Reggie Dupard406115.3210
Bob Perryman304314.3160
Chuck McSwain203216.0240
Mike LeBlanc203115.5240
Tony Collins101818.0180
Bruce Hansen101414.0140
Rogers Alexander1044.040
Team Totals48090118.8430
Opponents Totals63113017.9600
SACKSNOYDS
Andre Tippett12.5
Garin Veris7.0
Brent Williams5.0
Toby Williams4.5
Johnny Rembert2.0
Ed Reynolds2.0
Kenneth Sims1.5
Don Blackmon1.0
Milford Hodge1.0
Ronnie Lippett1.0
Dino Mangiero1.0
Jerry McCabe1.0
Larry McGrew1.0
Murray Wichard1.0
Steve Wilburn1.0
Jim Bowman0.5
Team Totals43.0339.0
Opponents Totals33.0246.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Bob Bleier220200
Jim Bowman0001160
Ray Clayborn0001100
Tony Collins620200
George Colton0010100
Reggie Dupard210100
Tony Eason100000
Doug Flutie110100
Irving Fryar200000
Steve Grogan8606-60
Bruce Hansen0010100
Darryl Holmes0001100
Tim Jordan0010100
Mike LeBlanc200000
Larry Linne110100
Fred Marion0001100
Larry McGrew0001100
Chuck McSwain1011110
Greg Moore0001100
Guy Morriss100000
Steve Nelson0001100
Bob Perryman120200
Joe Peterson0001100
Tom Ramsey410100
Greg Robinson0010100
Randy Sealby0001100
Kenneth Sims0001100
Stephen Starring210100
Mosi Tatupu100000
Andre Tippett00033291
Garin Veris0002200
Danny Villa1000-130
Murray Wichard0002200
Derwin Williams0001100
Ed Williams0002280
Team Totals3615212142351
Opponents Totals42211913322
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