1986 New England Patriots season

The 1986 New England Patriots season was the franchise's 17th season in the National Football League and 27th overall. The Patriots matched their 11-5 record from the previous season, but this time they finished first in the AFC East, thus winning the division title. This would be the last AFC East Division title the Patriots would win until 1996.

1986 New England Patriots season
Head coachRaymond Berry
General managerPatrick Sullivan
OwnerBilly Sullivan
Home fieldSullivan Stadium
Results
Record11–5
Division place1st AFC East
Playoff finishLost Divisional Playoffs (Broncos) 17–22
Pro BowlersCB Raymond Clayborn
K Tony Franklin
WR Stanley Morgan
SpT Mosi Tatupu
LB Andre Tippett
AP All-ProsK Tony Franklin (2nd team)
WR Stanley Morgan (2nd team)
LB Andre Tippett (2nd team)

Staff

New England Patriots 1986 staff
Front Office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Quarterbacks/receivers – Les Steckel
  • Quarterbacks/special assistant to the head coach – John Polonchek
  • Offensive backfield – Bobby Grier
  • Receivers – Harold Jackson
  • Assistant head coach/offensive line – Rod Humenuik
 

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and conditioning – Dean Brittenham

Roster

1986 New England Patriots roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

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Rookies in italics

Regular season

Schedule

Week Opponent Result Stadium Record Attendance
1 Indianapolis Colts W 33–3 Sullivan Stadium 1–0
55,208
2 at New York Jets W 20–6 The Meadowlands 2–0
72,422
3 Seattle Seahawks L 38–31 Sullivan Stadium 2–1
58,977
4 at Denver Broncos L 27–20 Mile High Stadium 2–2
75,804
5 Miami Dolphins W 34–7 Sullivan Stadium 3–2
60,689
6 New York Jets L 31–24 Sullivan Stadium 3–3
60,342
7 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 34–0 Three Rivers Stadium 4–3
54,743
8 at Buffalo Bills W 23–3 Rich Stadium 5–3
77,808
9 Atlanta Falcons W 25–17 Sullivan Stadium 6–3
60,597
10 at Indianapolis Colts W 30–21 Hoosier Dome 7–3
56,890
11 at Los Angeles Rams W 30–28 Anaheim Stadium 8–3
64,339
12 Buffalo Bills W 22–19 Sullivan Stadium 9–3
60,455
13 at New Orleans Saints W 21–20 Superdome 10–3
58,259
14 Cincinnati Bengals L 31–7 Sullivan Stadium 10–4
60,633
15 San Francisco 49ers L 29–24 Sullivan Stadium 10–5
60,787
16 at Miami Dolphins W 34–27 Orange Bowl 11–5
74,516
Playoffs
Divisional at Denver Broncos L 22–17 Mile High Stadium 0–1
76,105

Game summaries

Week 8

1 234Total
• Patriots 7 1033 23
Bills 0 030 3

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Standings

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
New England Patriots(3) 11 5 0 .688 7–1 8–4 412 307 W1
New York Jets(4) 10 6 0 .625 6–2 8–4 364 386 L5
Miami Dolphins 8 8 0 .500 5–3 6–6 430 405 L1
Buffalo Bills 4 12 0 .250 1–7 3–11 287 348 L3
Indianapolis Colts 3 13 0 .188 1–7 2–10 229 400 W3

See also

References

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Nov-16.
Scoring summary
Q1NEJames 2 yard run (Franklin kick)NE 7–0
Q2NEFranklin 31 yard field goalNE 10–0
Q2NEWeathers 16 yard run (Franklin kick)NE 17–0
Q3BUFNorwood 26 yard field goalNE 17–3
Q3NEFranklin 27 yard field goalNE 20–3
Q4NEFranklin 26 yard field goalNE 23–3
Franchise
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Culture
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Division championships (21)
Conference championships (11)
League championships (6)
Retired numbers
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Seasons (60)

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