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1983 New England Patriots season

1983 New England Patriots season
Head coach Ron Meyer
General manager Patrick Sullivan
Owner Billy Sullivan
Home field Sullivan Stadium
Record 8–8
Division place T-2nd AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers P Rich Camarillo
CB Raymond Clayborn
RB Tony Collins
G John Hannah
T Brian Holloway
AP All-Pros G John Hannah (1st team)
P Rich Camarillo (2nd team)
Previous season      Next season
< 1982      1984 >

The New England Patriots finished the National Football League's 1983 season with a record of eight wins and eight losses, and finished tied for second in the AFC East division.


New England Patriots 1983 staff
Front Office
  • President – Billy Sullivan
  • Executive Vice President – Chuck Sullivan
  • Vice President – Bucko Kilroy
  • General Manager – Patrick Sullivan
  • Director of Player Development – Dick Steinberg
  • Director of College Scouting – Joe Mendes
  • Director of Pro Scouting – Bill McPeak

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks – Lew Erber
  • Offensive Backfield – Cleve Bryant
  • Receivers – Steve Endicott
  • Offensive Line – Bill Muir

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Coordinator – Rod Rust
  • Linebackers – Tommy Brasher
  • Linebackers – Steve Sidwell
  • Defensive Backs – Steve Walters

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – LeBaron Caruthers

Regular season


Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 4, 1983 Baltimore Colts L 29–23
2 September 11, 1983 at Miami Dolphins L 34–24
3 September 18, 1983 New York Jets W 23–13
4 September 25, 1983 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 28–23
5 October 2, 1983 San Francisco 49ers L 33–13
6 October 9, 1983 at Baltimore Colts L 12–7
7 October 16, 1983 San Diego Chargers W 37–21
8 October 23, 1983 at Buffalo Bills W 31–0
9 October 30, 1983 at Atlanta Falcons L 24–13
10 November 6, 1983 Buffalo Bills W 21–7
11 November 13, 1983 Miami Dolphins W 17–6
12 November 20, 1983 Cleveland Browns L 30–0
13 November 27, 1983 at New York Jets L 26–3
14 December 4, 1983 New Orleans Saints W 7–0
15 December 11, 1983 at Los Angeles Rams W 21–7
16 December 18, 1983 at Seattle Seahawks L 24–6


Template:1983 AFC East standings


All of the following players appeared in at least one game for the 1983 New England Patriots.

Name Position Notes

See also

Template:Navbox season by team

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