1977 New England Patriots season

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1977 New England Patriots season
Head coachChuck Fairbanks
General managerChuck Fairbanks
OwnerBilly Sullivan
Home fieldSchaefer Stadium
Results
Record9–5
Division place3rd AFC East
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersTE Russ Francis
CB Mike Haynes
AP All-ProsG John Hannah (2nd team)
CB Mike Haynes (2nd team)

The 1977 New England Patriots season was the franchise's 8th season in the National Football League and 18th overall. The Patriots ended the season with a record of nine wins and five losses, and finished third in the AFC East Division.

Staff[edit]

1977 New England Patriots staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches


Roster[edit]

1977 New England Patriots roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists
  • Vacant - None


Practice squad

  • Vacant - None


Rookies in italics

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Game Recap
1 September 18 Kansas City Chiefs W 21–17 1–0 Schaefer Stadium
58,185
Recap
2 September 26 at Cleveland Browns L 27–30 OT 1–1 Cleveland Municipal Stadium
76,418
Recap
3 October 2 at New York Jets L 27–30 1–2 Shea Stadium
38,227
Recap
4 October 9 Seattle Seahawks W 31–0 2–2 Schaefer Stadium
45,927
Recap
5 October 16 at San Diego Chargers W 24–20 3–2 San Diego Stadium
50,327
Recap
6 October 23 Baltimore Colts W 17–3 4–2 Schaefer Stadium
60,958
Recap
7 October 30 New York Jets W 24–13 5–2 Schaefer Stadium
61,042
Recap
8 November 6 Buffalo Bills L 14–24 5–3 Schaefer Stadium
60,263
Recap
9 November 13 at Miami Dolphins L 5–17 5–4 Miami Orange Bowl
67,502
Recap
10 November 20 at Buffalo Bills W 20–7 6–4 Rich Stadium
27,598
Recap
11 November 27 Philadelphia Eagles W 14–6 7–4 Schaefer Stadium
57,893
Recap
12 December 4 at Atlanta Falcons W 16–10 8–4 Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium
57,911
Recap
13 December 11 Miami Dolphins W 14–10 9–4 Schaefer Stadium
61,064
Recap
14 December 18 at Baltimore Colts L 24–30 9–5 Memorial Stadium
42,250
Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Baltimore Colts(2) 10 4 0 .714 6–2 9–3 295 221 W1
Miami Dolphins 10 4 0 .714 6–2 8–4 313 197 W1
New England Patriots 9 5 0 .643 4–4 7–5 278 217 L1
New York Jets 3 11 0 .214 2–6 2–10 191 300 L2
Buffalo Bills 3 11 0 .214 2–6 2–10 160 313 L1

See also[edit]