1975 New England Patriots season

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1975 New England Patriots season
OwnerBilly Sullivan
Head coachChuck Fairbanks
General managerChuck Fairbanks
Home fieldSchaefer Stadium
Results
Record3–11
Division placeT-4th AFC East
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersNone
AP All-ProsNone

The 1975 New England Patriots season was the franchise's 6th season in the National Football League and 16th overall. The Patriots ended the season with a record of three wins and eleven losses, and finished tied for fourth in the AFC East Division. The Patriots had put up their best season in nearly a decade in 1974, finishing the year with a 7-7 record and earning their first season with at least a .500 winning percentage since 1966. However, New England continued its forgetful period of the '70s, as they finished 3–11 and missed the playoffs for the 12th straight season. New England started terribly, losing its first 4 games, each by 7 or more points. After winning 3 of their next 4 games, the Patriots would lose their final 6 games to conclude the season. Although they tied the New York Jets for last place in the AFC East, they lost the tiebreaker by virtue of New York winning both matchups during the season.

Staff[edit]

1975 New England Patriots staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches



Roster[edit]

1975 New England Patriots roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

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Practice squad



Rookies in italics

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Game Recap
1 September 21 Houston Oilers L 0–7 0–1 Schaefer Stadium
51,934
Recap
2 September 28 Miami Dolphins L 14–22 0–2 Schaefer Stadium
60,602
Recap
3 October 5 at New York Jets L 7–36 0–3 Shea Stadium
57,365
Recap
4 October 12 at Cincinnati Bengals L 10–27 0–4 Riverfront Stadium
51,220
Recap
5 October 19 Baltimore Colts W 21–10 1–4 Memorial Stadium
51,417
Recap
6 October 26 San Francisco 49ers W 24–16 2–4 Schaefer Stadium
60,358
Recap
7 November 2 at St. Louis Cardinals L 17–24 2–5 Busch Memorial Stadium
45,907
Recap
8 November 9 at San Diego Chargers W 33–19 3–5 San Diego Stadium
24,349
Recap
9 November 16 Dallas Cowboys L 31–34 3–6 Schaefer Stadium
60,905
Recap
10 November 23 at Buffalo Bills L 45–31 3–7 Rich Stadium
65,655
Recap
11 December 1 at Miami Dolphins L 7–20 3–8 Miami Orange Bowl
61,963
Recap
12 December 7 New York Jets L 28–30 3–9 Schaefer Stadium
53,989
Recap
13 December 14 Buffalo Bills L 14–34 3–10 Schaefer Stadium
58,393
Recap
14 December 21 at Baltimore Colts L 21–34 3–11 Memorial Stadium
48,678
Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Baltimore Colts(3) 10 4 0 .714 6–2 8–3 395 269 W9
Miami Dolphins 10 4 0 .714 6–2 7–4 357 222 W1
Buffalo Bills 8 6 0 .571 5–3 7–4 420 355 L1
New York Jets 3 11 0 .214 2–6 3–8 258 433 L2
New England Patriots 3 11 0 .214 1–7 2–9 258 358 L6

See also[edit]