1965 Boston Patriots season

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1965 Boston Patriots season
Head coach Mike Holovak
Owner Billy Sullivan
Home field Fenway Park
Record 4–8–2
Division place 3rd AFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
AFL All-Stars DT Houston Antwine
LB Nick Buoniconti
DE Bob Dee
C Jon Morris
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< 1964 1966 >

The Boston Patriots finished the American Football League's 1965 season with a record of four wins and eight losses and two ties, and finished third in the AFL's Eastern division.


Boston Patriots 1965 staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches


Defensive Coaches

Season summary[edit]

Game-by-game results[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 11, 1965 at Buffalo Bills L 24–7
2 September 19, 1965 at Houston Oilers L 31–10
3 September 24, 1965 Denver Broncos L 27–10
4 October 3, 1965 at Kansas City Chiefs L 27–17
5 October 8, 1965 Oakland Raiders L 24–10
6 October 17, 1965 San Diego Chargers T 13–13
7 October 24, 1965 at Oakland Raiders L 30–21
8 October 31, 1965 at San Diego Chargers W 22–6
9 November 7, 1965 Buffalo Bills L 23–7
10 November 14, 1965 New York Jets L 30–20
11 November 21, 1965 Kansas City Chiefs T 10–10
12 November 28, 1965 at New York Jets W 27–23
13 Bye
14 December 12, 1965 at Denver Broncos W 28–20
15 December 18, 1965 Houston Oilers W 42–14


Tom Addison LB South Carolina

Houston Antwine DT Southern Illinois

Joe Bellino RB Navy

Nick Buoniconti LB Notre Dame

Ray Lardani OT Miami (FL)

Ron Burton RB Northwestern

Justin Canale OG Mississippi State

Gino Cappelletti WR Minnesota

Jim Colclough WR Boston College

Jay Cunningham DB Bowling Green

Bill Dawson TE Florida State

Bob Dee DE Holy Cross

Mike Dukes LB Clemson

Larry Eisenhauer DE Boston College

Lonnie Farmer LB Tennessee-Chattanooga

Dick Felt DB Brigham Young

J.D. Garrett RB Grambling

Larry Garron RB Western Illinois

Art Graham WR Boston College

White Graves DB Louisiana State

Ron Hall DB Missouri Valley

Tom Hennessey DB Holy Cross

Jim Hunt DT Prairie View A&M

Ellis Johnson RB Southeastern Louisiana

Charlie Long OT Tennessee-Chattanooga

Ed Meixler LB Boston University

Jon Morris C Holy Cross

Jim Nance RB Syracuse

Billy Neighbors OG Alabama

Tom Neville OT Mississippi State

Ross O'Hanley DB Boston College

Don Oakes OT Virginia Tech

Babe Parilli QB Kentucky

George Pyne DT Olivet

Tony Romeo TE Florida State

Jack Rudolph LB Georgia Tech

Chuck Shonta DB Eastern Michigan

Len St. Jean OG Northern Michigan

Don Webb DB Iowa State

Jim Whalen TE Boston College

Eddie Wilson QB Arizona

Bob Yates OT Syracuse

Tom Yewcic QB Michigan State