1987 New England Patriots season

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1987 New England Patriots season
Head coach Raymond Berry
General manager Patrick Sullivan
Owner Billy Sullivan
Home field Sullivan Stadium
Results
Record 8–7
Division place T-2nd AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers WR Stanley Morgan
LB Andre Tippett
AP All-Pros LB Andre Tippett (1st team)

The New England Patriots finished the National Football League's strike-shortened 1987 season with a record of eight wins and seven losses, and finished tied for second in the AFC East Division.

Staff[edit]

New England Patriots 1987 staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 Miami Dolphins W 28–21 1–0
54,642
2 at New York Jets L 43–24 1–1
70,847
at Washington Redskins canceled 1–1
3 Cleveland Browns L 20–10 1–2
14,830
4 Buffalo Bills W 14–7 2–2
11,878
5 at Houston Oilers W 21–7 3–2
26,294
6 at Indianapolis Colts L 30–16 3–3
48,850
7 Los Angeles Raiders W 26–23 4–3
60,664
8 at New York Giants L 17–10 4–4
73,817
9 Dallas Cowboys L 23–17 4–5
60,567
10 Indianapolis Colts W 24–0 5–5
56,906
11 Philadelphia Eagles L 34–31 5–6
54,198
12 at Denver Broncos L 31–20 5–7
75,795
13 New York Jets W 42–20 6–7
60,617
14 at Buffalo Bills W 13–7 7–7
74,945
15 at Miami Dolphins W 24–10 8–7
61,192

Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Indianapolis Colts(3) 9 6 0 .600 5–3 8–6 300 238 W2
New England Patriots 8 7 0 .533 6–2 8–4 320 293 W3
Miami Dolphins 8 7 0 .533 2–6 5–7 362 335 L1
Buffalo Bills 7 8 0 .467 4–4 6–6 270 305 L2
New York Jets 6 9 0 .400 3–5 6–5 334 360 L4

Roster[edit]

All of the following players appeared in at least one game for the 1987 New England Patriots.

Name Position Notes
Julius Adams Defensive End #69 – appeared in ten games in his final season
Rogers Alexander Linebacker #91 – appeared in three games, with two starts during strike
Bruce Armstrong Offensive Tackle #78 – rookie made twelve starts at RT
Ricky Atkinson Defensive Back #22 – played in his only NFL game during strike, week 5 vs Houston
Greg Baty Tight End #85 – 5 games, 15 receptions, 138 yards, 2 TD
Frank Bianchini Running Back #30 – played in his only NFL game during strike, week 5 vs Houston
Mel Black Linebacker #51 – 3 games during strike in weeks 3-5, with 2 starts
Don Blackmon Linebacker #55 – 4 games at ROLB in his final NFL season, with 1 sack
Bob Bleier Quarterback #10 – 3 games with 2 starts during strike; 14/39, 189 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Mark Payton Offensive Tackle / Linebacker #71 – appeared in two games, with one start during strike, had 1 sack on Warren Moon

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