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1974 New England Patriots: 7-7-0
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Home record: 3-4-0 (171 points scored, 133 allowed) Road record: 4-3-0 (177 points scored, 156 allowed) Head Coach: Chuck Fairbanks 348 points scored (2nd of 26 teams), 289 points allowed (20th) NFL Averages: 18.2 points/game (254.5 points/team) Team stats and rankings: ---------------- PASSING ---------------- ----------- RUSHING ---------- --- TOTAL --- Cmp Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Int Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Yards (Rank) Turnovers Offense: 177 359 2,340 ( 8) 6.16 19 23 520 2,134 ( 6) 4.1 21 4,474 ( 6) 38 Defense: 210 374 2,480 (22) 6.02 17 24 467 1,587 ( 4) 3.4 16 4,067 (13) 38


Team roster (starters in bold): # Player Pos GP Hgt Wgt Age Exp College 1 John Smith K 14 6'0 185 24 1 Southampton (England) 3 Bruce Barnes P 9 5'11 212 23 2 UCLA 10 Dave Chapple P 5 6'0 195 27 4 California-Santa Barbara 11 Dick Shiner QB 1 6'0 210 32 10 Maryland 15 Neil Graff QB 14 6'3 200 24 1 Wisconsin 16 Jim Plunkett QB 14 6'3 212 26 4 Stanford 18 Randy Vataha WR 12 5'10 170 25 4 Stanford 22 Sandy Durko DB 11 6'1 186 26 4 Southern California 23 Joe Wilson RB 12 5'10 210 24 2 Holy Cross 25 Deac Sanders DB 14 6'1 178 24 1 South Dakota 27 Ron Bolton DB 14 6'2 170 24 3 Norfolk State 30 Ed Jenkins RB 3 6'2 210 24 2 Holy Cross 31 Josh Ashton RB 12 6'1 202 25 3 Tulsa 32 Andy Johnson RB 14 6'0 204 22 R Georgia 33 Reggie Rucker WR 10 6'2 190 27 5 Boston University 34 Prentice McCray DB 14 6'1 187 23 1 Arizona State 36 John Tarver RB 14 6'3 220 25 3 Colorado 37 Willie Osley DB 7 6'0 195 23 1 Illinois 38 Noe Gonzalez RB 2 6'0 210 23 R Southwest Texas State 39 Sam Cunningham RB 10 6'3 224 24 2 Southern California 40 Dave McCurry DB 2 6'1 187 23 1 Iowa State 41 Ken Pope DB 4 5'11 200 22 R Oklahoma 42 Mack Herron RB 14 5'5 175 26 2 Kansas State 45 Jack Mildren DB 14 6'1 200 25 3 Oklahoma 47 Jim Massey DB 1 5'11 198 26 1 Linfield 50 Sam Hunt LB 14 6'1 240 23 R Stephen F. Austin 51 Kent Carter LB 2 6'3 235 24 1 Southern California 51 Maury Damkroger LB 11 6'2 230 22 R Nebraska 52 Steve King LB 14 6'4 230 23 2 Tulsa 53 John Tanner LB 13 6'4 235 29 3 Tennessee Tech 54 Gail Clark LB 8 6'2 225 23 2 Michigan State 55 Will Foster LB 12 6'2 230 26 2 Eastern Michigan 56 Jon Morris C 3 6'4 248 32 11 Holy Cross 57 Steve Nelson LB 11 6'2 230 23 R North Dakota State 58 Doug Dumler C 14 6'3 242 23 2 Nebraska 59 Bob Geddes LB 9 6'2 240 28 3 UCLA 59 Rodrigo Barnes LB 5 6'1 215 24 2 Rice 61 Sam Adams OG 14 6'3 252 26 3 Prairie View A&M 64 Allen Gallaher OT 14 6'3 255 23 1 Southern California 65 Donnell Smith DE 9 6'4 252 25 3 Southern 67 Bill Lenkaitis C 14 6'3 250 28 7 Penn State 68 Bill DuLac OG 13 6'4 260 23 1 Eastern Michigan 70 Leon Gray OT 14 6'3 256 22 2 Jackson State 71 Ray Hamilton DT 14 6'1 246 23 2 Oklahoma 72 Mel Lunsford DT 13 6'3 260 24 2 Central State 73 John Hannah OG 14 6'2 265 23 2 Alabama 74 Craig Hanneman DE 9 6'3 245 25 3 Oregon State 75 Art Moore DT 11 6'5 253 23 2 Tulsa 77 Tom Neville OT 14 6'4 253 31 10 Mississippi State 78 Tony McGee DE 14 6'4 245 25 4 Bishop 80 Bob Adams TE 13 6'2 222 28 5 Pacific 81 Joe Sweet WR 4 6'2 196 26 3 Tennessee State 82 Eddie Hinton WR 9 6'0 200 27 6 Oklahoma 84 Darryl Stingley WR 5 6'0 195 23 2 Purdue 85 Julius Adams DE 14 6'3 257 26 4 Texas Southern 86 Bob Windsor TE 7 6'4 225 31 8 Kentucky 87 Steve Schubert WR 8 5'10 185 23 R Massachusetts 88 Al Marshall WR 4 6'2 190 23 1 Boise State 90 George Webster LB 14 6'4 230 28 8 Michigan State
Per Per Passing Att Cmp Pct Yards Att Cmp TD TD% Int Int% Sack Loss Rating Jim Plunkett 352 173 49.1 2,457 6.98 14.2 19 5.4 22 6.2 21 174 64.1 Dick Shiner 6 3 50.0 37 6.17 12.3 0 0.0 1 16.7 0 0 29.9 Neil Graff 1 1 100.0 20 20.00 20.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 118.8
Receiving             Rec  Yards    Avg   TD
Mack Herron            38    474   12.5    5
Reggie Rucker          27    436   16.1    4
Randy Vataha           25    561   22.4    3
Sam Cunningham         22    214    9.7    2
Bob Adams              17    244   14.4    0
Bob Windsor            12    127   10.6    1
Darryl Stingley        10    139   13.9    1
John Tarver             9     37    4.1    0
Andy Johnson            8    147   18.4    0
Joe Wilson              3     38   12.7    0
Eddie Hinton            2     36   18.0    0
John Tanner             2     23   11.5    1
Steve Schubert          1     21   21.0    1
Al Marshall             1     17   17.0    1
Rushing               Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Mack Herron           231    824    3.6    7
Sam Cunningham        166    811    4.9    9
Jim Plunkett           30    161    5.4    2
John Tarver            41    101    2.5    2
Josh Ashton            26     99    3.8    0
Darryl Stingley         5     63   12.6    1
Joe Wilson             15     57    3.8    0
Randy Vataha            3     21    7.0    0
Eddie Hinton            1      1    1.0    0
Andy Johnson            2     -4   -2.0    0
Kickoff Returns       Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Mack Herron            28    629   22.5    0
Andy Johnson           15    303   20.2    0
Steve Schubert          5    112   22.4    0
Eddie Hinton            3     83   27.7    0
Joe Wilson              2     33   16.5    0
John Tanner             2     17    8.5    0
Sam Hunt                1     21   21.0    0
Sandy Durko             1      0    0.0    0
Donnell Smith           1      0    0.0    0
Punt Returns          Att  Yards    Avg   FC   TD
Mack Herron            35    517   14.8    4    0
Steve Schubert          3     15    5.0    2    0
Sandy Durko             1      1    1.0    1    0
Eddie Hinton            1      0    0.0    0    0
Andy Johnson            0      0      ?    3    0
Deac Sanders            0      0      ?    1    0
Punting Punts Yards Avg TB In20 Blk Ret Yards Net Bruce Barnes 45 1,604 35.6 0 0 0 0 0 35.6 Dave Chapple 26 967 37.2 0 0 0 0 0 37.2 Kicking 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Total PAT Pts John Smith 0/0 6/7 8/10 2/5 0/0 16/22 42/43 90 Defense Sacks Ints Yards TD Ron Bolton 7 18 0 Bob Geddes 2 32 1 Sam Hunt 3 66 0 Steve King 1 9 0 Prentice McCray 3 61 0 Jack Mildren 3 51 0 Deac Sanders 5 57 1
1974 Draft: NFL Rnd Ovr Pos Player Games College 2 30 OG Steve Corbett 14 Boston College [pick acquired from CHI] 2 34 LB Steve Nelson 174 North Dakota State 5 112 RB Andy Johnson 94 Georgia 5 124 DE Charlie Battle Grambling [pick acquired from WAS via NO] 6 141 P Chuck Ramsey 117 Wake Forest [pick acquired from PHI] 7 178 LB Maury Damkroger 13 Nebraska [pick acquired from WAS] 9 209 LB Ed McCartney N.E. Oklahoma [pick acquired from HOU] 11 268 RB Archie Gibson Utah State 12 296 OT Eddie Foster Oklahoma 13 321 RB Phil Bennett Boston College 14 346 RB Cecil Bowens Kentucky 15 374 LB Sam Hunt 84 Stephen F. Austin 16 399 DT Lucious Selmon Oklahoma 17 424 DB Gary Hudson Boston College

Traded draft picks: #1 to SF (Wilbur Jackson), #3 to CHI via WAS (Cliff Taylor), #4 to CIN (Mike Boryla), #6 to BAL (Danny Rhodes), #7 to PIT (Allen Sitterle), #8 to CHI (Ken Grandberry), #9 to WAS (Mark Sens), #10 to PIT (Jim Kregel)


Transactions:
01-29-1974traded John Mosier to Packers for Dick Gordon
01-30-1974traded Steve Kiner to Oilers for Houston's #9 pick in the 1974 draft
01-30-1974traded New England's #6 pick in the 1974 draft and cash to Colts for Jack Mildren
08-07-1974traded Archie Pearmon to Lions for cash
08-13-1974traded New England's #12 pick in the 1975 draft to Falcons for Don Highsmith
08-14-1974traded James Callier to Bears for cash
08-14-1974traded cash to Bengals for Dave Lewis
08-16-1974traded New England's #10 pick in the 1975 draft to Steelers for George Webster
08-23-1974traded Dave Rowe to Chargers for a #6 pick in the 1975 draft
09-04-1974traded Dave Mason to Packers for a #10 pick in the 1975 draft
09-04-1974traded cash to Broncos for Larry Cameron
09-10-1974traded New England's #8 pick in the 1975 draft and #3 pick in the 1976 draft to Bears for Tony McGee
09-11-1974traded New England's #9 pick in the 1975 draft to Steelers for Craig Hanneman
09-11-1974claimed Brad Dusek on waivers from Redskins
10-18-1974placed Darryl Stingley on injured reserve


1974 Regular Season Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.

Date        Opponent                   Result      Record
09/15/74    vs Miami Dolphins          W 34-24     1-0-0
09/22/74    at New York Giants         W 28-20     2-0-0
09/29/74    vs Los Angeles Rams        W 20-14     3-0-0
10/06/74    vs Baltimore Colts         W 42-3      4-0-0
10/13/74    at New York Jets           W 24-0      5-0-0
10/20/74    at Buffalo Bills           L 28-30     5-1-0
10/27/74    at Minnesota Vikings       W 17-14     6-1-0
11/03/74    vs Buffalo Bills           L 28-29     6-2-0
11/10/74    vs Cleveland Browns        L 14-21     6-3-0
11/17/74    vs New York Jets           L 16-21     6-4-0
11/24/74    at Baltimore Colts         W 27-17     7-4-0
12/01/74    at Oakland Raiders         L 26-41     7-5-0
12/08/74    vs Pittsburgh Steelers     L 17-21     7-6-0
12/15/74    at Miami Dolphins          L 27-34     7-7-0

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