1991 New England Patriots season

The 1991 season New England Patriots season was the team's 32nd, and 22nd in the National Football League. The team finished the season with a record of six wins and ten losses, and finished fourth in the AFC East Division. Though the Patriots scored twenty or more points just five times during the season, they were able to upset playoff teams such as the Houston Oilers, Buffalo Bills and New York Jets.

It was the last season where the Patriots were owned by Victor Kiam, who was forced to sell the team to St. Louis businessman James Orthwein in order to settle a debt.

1991 New England Patriots season
Head coachDick MacPherson
OwnerVictor Kiam
Home fieldFoxboro Stadium
Results
Record6–10
Division place4th AFC East
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersT Bruce Armstrong
TE Marv Cook
AP All-ProsTE Marv Cook (1st team)
LB Vincent Brown (2nd team)
Uniform
AFC-1991-1992-Uniform-NE

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 11 Pat Harlow Offensive tackle Southern California
1 14 Leonard Russell Running back Arizona State
2 41 Jerome Henderson Defensive back Clemson
3 56 Calvin Stephens Guard South Carolina
4 84 Scott Zolak Quarterback Maryland
5 112 Jon Vaughn Running back Michigan
5 124 Ben Coates Tight end Livingstone
6 140 David Key Defensive back Michigan
7 168 Blake Miller Center Louisiana State
8 196 Harry Colon Defensive back Missouri
9 224 O'Neil Glenn Guard Maryland
10 251 Randy Bethel Tight end Miami (FL)
11 279 Vince Moore Wide receiver Tennessee
11 303 Paul Alsbury Punter Texas State
12 307 Tim Edwards Defensive tackle Delta State

Personnel

Staff

1991 New England Patriots staff
Front office
  • Chairman – Victor Kiam
  • Vice Chairman – Fran Murray
  • President – Billy Sullivan
  • Chief Executive Officer – Sam Jankovich
  • Vice President – Bucko Kilroy
  • Vice President of Player Operations – Joe Mendes
  • Vice President of Administration – Patrick Forte
  • Assistant Director of Player Operations – Charley Armey
  • Coordinator of Pro Scouting – Rod Rust
  • Coordinator of College Scouting – Charles Garcia

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – Joe Collier
  • Defensive Line – Stan Jones
  • Assistant Defensive Line – Dave Uyrus
  • Inside Linebackers – Norm Gerber
  • Outside Linebackers – Myrel Moore
  • Defensive Backs – Charlie West

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Dante Scarnecchia
  • Assistant Special Teams – Dave Uyrus

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Ian Pyka

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Roster

1991 New England Patriots roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Practice squad



Rookies in italics

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 1, 1991 at Indianapolis Colts W 16–7
49,961
2 September 8, 1991 Cleveland Browns L 20–0
35,377
3 September 15, 1991 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 20–6
53,703
4 September 22, 1991 Houston Oilers W 24–20
30,702
5 September 29, 1991 at Phoenix Cardinals L 24–10
26,043
6 October 6, 1991 Miami Dolphins L 20–10
49,749
7 Bye
8 October 20, 1991 Minnesota Vikings W 26–23
45,367
9 October 27, 1991 Denver Broncos L 9–6
43,994
10 November 3, 1991 at Buffalo Bills L 22–17
78,278
11 November 10, 1991 at Miami Dolphins L 30–20
56,065
12 November 17, 1991 New York Jets L 28–21
30,743
13 November 24, 1991 Buffalo Bills W 16–13
47,053
14 December 1, 1991 at Denver Broncos L 20–3
67,116
15 December 8, 1991 Indianapolis Colts W 23–17
20,131
16 December 15, 1991 at New York Jets W 6–3
55,689
17 December 22, 1991 at Cincinnati Bengals L 29–7
46,394

Standings

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(1) Buffalo Bills 13 3 0 .813 7–1 10–2 458 318 L1
(6) New York Jets 8 8 0 .500 4–4 6–6 314 293 W1
Miami Dolphins 8 8 0 .500 4–4 5–7 343 349 L2
New England Patriots 6 10 0 .375 4–4 5–9 211 305 L1
Indianapolis Colts 1 15 0 .063 1–7 1–11 143 381 L6

See also

References

  1. ^ 1991 New England Patriots Media Guide.
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