1975 New England Patriots season

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1975 New England Patriots season
Head coach Chuck Fairbanks
General manager Chuck Fairbanks
Owner Billy Sullivan
Home field Schaefer Stadium
Results
Record 3–11
Division place T-4th AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers none
AP All-Pros none

The New England Patriots finished the National Football League's 1975 season with a record of three wins and eleven losses, and finished tied for fourth in the AFC East Division. Hoping to make the playoffs for the first time since 1963, the Patriots entered the season hoping that success from the previous season in which they finished the season with an even 7-7 record, their best outing since 1966, the last time they had a winning season, would help them have a strong preseason and make them try to go on a postseason run during the 1975 season. 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]

New England Patriots 1975 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



Rookies in italics

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

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

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]