1989 New England Patriots season

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1989 New England Patriots season
Head coach Raymond Berry
General manager Patrick Sullivan
Owner Victor Kiam
Home field Sullivan Stadium
Results
Record 5–11
Division place 4th AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers LB Johnny Rembert
AP All-Pros none
Uniform
AFC-1988-1989-Uniform-NE.PNG
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The 1989 season New England Patriots season was the team's 30th, and 20th in the National Football League. The Patriots finished the season with a record of five wins and eleven losses, and finished fourth in the AFC East division.

The Patriots' pass defense surrendered 7.64 yards-per-attempt in 1989, one of the ten worst totals in NFL history.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Draft[edit]

Main article: 1989 NFL Draft
1989 New England Patriots draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 16 Hart Lee Dykes  WR Oklahoma State
2 43 Eric Coleman  DB Wyoming
3 63 Marv Cook  TE Iowa
3 73 Chris Gannon  DE Southwestern Louisiana
4 96 Maurice Hurst  DB Southern
4 100 Michael Timpson  WR Penn State
6 165 Eric Mitchel  RB Oklahoma
7 178 Eric Lindstrom  LB Boston College
8 210 Rodney Rice  DB BYU
8 223 Tony Zackery  DB Washington
9 240 Darron Norris  RB Texas
9 247 Curtis Wilson  C Missouri
10 267 Emmanuel McNeil  DT Tennessee-Martin
11 294 Tony Hinz  RB Harvard
12 324 Aaron Chubb  LB Georgia
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1989 New England Patriots staff
Front office

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Raymond Berry
  • Special Assistant to Head Coach – John Polonchek

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Keith Rowen

Strength and conditioning

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Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 10, 1989 at New York Jets W 27–24 1–0
64,541
2 September 17, 1989 Miami Dolphins L 24–10 1–1
57,043
3 September 24, 1989 Seattle Seahawks L 24–3 1–2
48,025
4 October 1, 1989 at Buffalo Bills L 31–10 1–3
78,921
5 October 8, 1989 Houston Oilers W 23–13 2–3
59,828
6 October 15, 1989 at Atlanta Falcons L 16–15 2–4
39,697
7 October 22, 1989 at San Francisco 49ers[4] L 37–20 2–5
51,781
8 October 29, 1989 at Indianapolis Colts W 23–20 3–5
59,356
9 November 5, 1989 New York Jets L 27–26 3–6
53,366
10 November 12, 1989 New Orleans Saints L 28–24 3–7
47,680
11 November 19, 1989 Buffalo Bills W 33–24 4–7
49,663
12 November 26, 1989 at Los Angeles Raiders L 24–21 4–8
38,747
13 December 3, 1989 Indianapolis Colts W 22–16 5–8
32,234
14 December 10, 1989 at Miami Dolphins L 31–10 5–9
55,918
15 December 17, 1989 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 28–10 5–10
26,594
16 December 24, 1989 Los Angeles Rams L 24–20 5–11
27,940

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Patriots 7 14 0 6 27
Jets 0 0 17 7 24

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Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Buffalo Bills(3) 9 7 0 .563 6–2 8–4 409 317 W1
Indianapolis Colts 8 8 0 .500 4–4 7–5 298 301 L1
Miami Dolphins 8 8 0 .500 4–4 6–8 331 379 L2
New England Patriots 5 11 0 .313 4–4 5–7 297 391 L3
New York Jets 4 12 0 .250 2–6 3–9 253 411 L3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cold Hard Football Facts: Ryan Kalil ad: Carolina D not up to the task
  2. ^ The Football Database. Retrieved 2014-Aug-24.
  3. ^ "New England Patriots". Pro Football Guide. Sporting News. 1989. p. 70. ISBN 0892043253. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ Game played at Stanford Stadium due to damage to Candlestick Park resulting from the Loma Prieta earthquake.
  5. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Aug-24.