1966 Boston Patriots season

The 1966 Boston Patriots season was the franchise's 7th season in the American Football League The Patriots ended the season with a record of eight wins and four losses and two ties, and finished second in the AFL's Eastern Division. This would be the last winning season the Patriots posted as an AFL team; they would not have another such season until 1976, by which time the team was in the NFL as the New England Patriots.

1966 Boston Patriots season
Head coachMike Holovak
OwnerBilly Sullivan
Home fieldFenway Park
Local radioWBZ
Results
Record8–4–2
Division place2nd AFL Eastern
Playoff finishdid not qualify
AFL All-StarsDT Houston Antwine
LB Nick Buoniconti
WR/K Gino Cappelletti
DE Larry Eisenhauer
DT Jim Lee Hunt
C Jon Morris
FB Jim Nance
T Tom Neville
QB Babe Parilli
DB Chuck Shonta
G Len St. Jean
Uniform
AFC-1966-Uniform-NE

Staff

Boston Patriots 1966 staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Line – Jesse Richardson
  • Linebackers – Rommie Loudd
  • Defensive Backfield/Defensive Line – Chuck Weber

Game-by-game results

Week Opponent Result Stadium Record Attendance
1 at San Diego Chargers L 0–24 Balboa Stadium 0–1
29,539
2 at Denver Broncos W 24–10 Mile High Stadium 1–1
25,337
3 Kansas City Chiefs L 24–43 Fenway Park 1–2
22,641
4 New York Jets T 24–24 Fenway Park 1–2–1
27,255
5 at Buffalo Bills W 20–10 War Memorial Stadium 2–2–1
45,542
6 Bye
7 San Diego Chargers W 35–17 Fenway Park 3–2–1
32,371
8 Oakland Raiders W 24–21 Fenway Park 4–2–1
26,941
9 Denver Broncos L 10–17 Fenway Park 4–3–1
18,154
10 Houston Oilers W 27–21 Fenway Park 5–3–1
23,426
11 at Kansas City Chiefs T 27–27 Municipal Stadium 5–3–2
41,475
12 at Miami Dolphins W 20–14 Miami Orange Bowl 6–3–2
22,754
13 Buffalo Bills W 14–3 Fenway Park 7–3–2
39,350
14 at Houston Oilers W 38–14 Rice Stadium 8–3–2
17,100
15 at New York Jets L 28–38 Shea Stadium 8–4–2
58,921

Standings

AFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Buffalo Bills 9 4 1 .692 6–2 358 255 W1
Boston Patriots 8 4 2 .667 5–1–1 315 283 L1
New York Jets 6 6 2 .500 4–3–1 322 312 W1
Houston Oilers 3 11 0 .214 1–7 335 396 L8
Miami Dolphins 3 11 0 .214 2–5 213 362 W1

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

Roster

All of the following players appeared in at least one game for the 1966 Boston Patriots.

Name Position Notes
Tom Addison
Houston Antwine
Joe Avezzano
Joe Bellino
Jim Boudreaux
Nick Buoniconti
Justin Canale
Bob Cappadona
Gino Cappelletti
Jim Colclough
Jay Cunningham
Bob Dee
Larry Eisenhauer
Lonnie Farmer
Dick Felt
Jim Fraser
J.D. Garrott
Larry Garron
Art Graham
White Graves

Notes and references

  • "1960 Boston Patriots". Football @ JT-SW.com. John Troan. 2002. Archived from the original on 25 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-11.. For game-by-game results
  • "1960 Boston Patriots Roster". Football @ JT-SW.com. John Troan. 2002. Retrieved 2007-04-12.. For team roster
  • "New England Patriots (1960–present)". Sports E-cyclopedia. Tank Productions. 2007. Archived from the original on 17 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-11.. For season summary
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