1987 New England Patriots season

The 1987 New England Patriots season was the franchise's 18th season in the National Football League and 28th overall. They failed to improve on their 11-5 record from 1986, in the strike-shortened and finishing at 8-7 and missed the playoffs for the first time since 1984, and finished tied for second in the AFC East Division.

1987 New England Patriots season
Head coachRaymond Berry
General managerPatrick Sullivan
OwnerBilly Sullivan
Home fieldSullivan Stadium
Results
Record8–7
Division placeT-2nd AFC East
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersWR Stanley Morgan
LB Andre Tippett
AP All-ProsLB Andre Tippett (1st team)
Reggie Dupard 1987
Running back Reggie Dupard playing for the Patriots, circa 1987.

Staff

New England Patriots 1987 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

1987 New England Patriots roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Practice/Taxi squad



Rookies in italics

Regular season

Schedule

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

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

See also

Franchise
Stadiums
Culture
Lore
Rivalries
Division championships (21)
Conference championships (11)
League championships (6)
Retired numbers
Media
Current league affiliations
Former league affiliation
Seasons (60)

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