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1973 New England Patriots season

 

1973 New England Patriots season

1973 New England Patriots season
Head coach Chuck Fairbanks
General manager Chuck Fairbanks
Owner Billy Sullivan
Home field Schaeffer Stadium
Results
Record 5–9
Division place 3rd AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers none
AP All-Pros none
Timeline
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< 1972 1974 >

The New England Patriots finished the National Football League's 1973 season with a record of five wins and nine losses, third place in the five-team AFC East division. It was the first year under head coach and general manager Chuck Fairbanks, hired in January after six seasons as head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners.

Selections in the 1973 NFL Draft included John Hannah, Sam Cunningham, Ray Hamilton, and Darryl Stingley. The assistant coaches on offense included future NFL head coaches Ron Erhardt, Sam Rutigliano, and Red Miller.

Staff

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 16, 1973 Buffalo Bills L 31–13
56,119
2 September 23, 1973 Kansas City Chiefs L 10–7
57,918
3 September 30, 1973 at Miami Dolphins L 44–23
62,508
4 October 7, 1973 Baltimore Colts W 24–16
57,044
5 October 14, 1973 New York Jets L 9–7
58,659
6 October 21, 1973 at Chicago Bears W 13–10
47,643
7 October 28, 1973 Miami Dolphins L 30–14
57,617
8 November 4, 1973 at Philadelphia Eagles L 24–23
65,070
9 November 11, 1973 at New York Jets L 33–13
51,034
10 November 18, 1973 Green Bay Packers W 33–24
60,525
11 November 25, 1973 at Houston Oilers W 32–0
27,344
12 December 2, 1973 San Diego Chargers W 30–14
58,150
13 December 9, 1973 at Buffalo Bills L 37–13
72,470
14 December 16, 1973 at Baltimore Colts L 18–13
52,065

Standings

AFC East
W L T PCT PF PA
Miami Dolphins 12 2 0 .857 343 150
Buffalo Bills 9 5 0 .643 259 230
New England Patriots 5 9 0 .357 258 300
New York Jets 4 10 0 .286 240 306
Baltimore Colts 4 10 0 .286 226 341

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References

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 296


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