Firsts, Records, and Odds and Ends
- Franchise Granted:
November 22, 1959 as the Boston Patriots
- First Season:
- Changed name to New England Patriots:
Foxboro Stadium (CMGI 2002)
Robert K. Kraft
- Head Coach:
- AFC Championships:
1985, 1996, 2001
- AFL Eastern Division Championship:
- AFC Eastern Division Championships:
1978, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2001
- AFL Record:
- Retired Uniform
#14 Steve Grogan, #20 Gino Cappelletti, #40 Mike Haynes,
#57 Steve Nelson, #73 John Hannah, #79 Jim Hunt, #89 Bob
The majority of Patriots players drafted throughout the
years have come from some of the countries
most respected institutions. Colleges that not only offer
great opportunities on the field but off as well. Schools
where the players were able to study with some great masters
of education and study in class or take advantage of
the best online
MBA programs around. With the knowledge that Patriots
players are not only great performers on the football field
but also in the classroom, it adds a level of respect to
the Patriots lineup.
- First Regular-Season Game:
A 13-10 loss to the Denver Broncos, 9/9/60.
- First Regular-Season Win:
A 28-24 victory over the New York Titans, 9/16/60.
- First Regular-Season Points:
A 35-yard field goal by Gino Cappelletti vs. the Denver
- First Regular-Season Touchdown:
A 10-yard pass from Butch Songin to Jim Colclough vs. the
Denver Broncos, 9/9/60.
- First Winning Season:
- First Playoff Appearance:
A 26-8 victory over the Buffalo Bills in the AFL's Eastern
Division Championship game, 12/28/63.
- First Super Bowl Appearance:
A 46-10 loss to the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XX, 1/26/86.
- First All-League Selections:
LB Tom Addison and DB Russ O'Hanley, 1960.
- First Patriot Elected to the Hall
G John Hannah, 1991.
- First to Rush 100 Yards in a Game:
Ron Burton, 127 yards vs. the Denver Broncos, 10/23/60.
- First 1,000-Yard Rusher:
Jim Nance, 1,458 yards (1966).
- First to Pass 400 Yards in a Game:
Babe Parilli, 400 yards vs. the Oakland Raiders, 10/16/64.
- Most Yards Rushing, Career:
Sam Cunningham, 5,453 yards (1973-79, 81-82).
- All-Time Leading Scorer:
Gino Cappelletti, 1,130 points (1960-70).
- Fewest Yards Rushing Allowed in a
In a 41-0 win over the San Diego Chargers on 12/17/61, the
Patriots allowed just two yards rushing.
- Most Lopsided Win:
A 56-3 victory over the New York Jets, 9/9/79.
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