1981 New England Patriots Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 2-14
Finishing 4th in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Ron Erhardt (2-14)
Location: Foxborough, Massachusetts
1981 New England Patriots Roster
1981 New England Patriots Results

The New England Patriots of the National Football League ended the 1981 season with a record of 2 wins and 14 losses, finishing fourth in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference.

New England scored 322 points, while the defense allowed 370. Steve Grogan threw for 1,859 yards, and Matt Cavanaugh threw the ball also. Don Hasselbeck paced pass catchers, catching 46 passes, while Stanley Morgan accumulated 1,029 receiving yards. Andy Johnson and Harold Jackson were targeted regularly, too.

Tony Collins rushed for a team-best 873 yards for the Patriots.

Rick Sanford and Tim Fox each intercepted 3 opponent throws.

Ron Erhardt coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Steve Grogan21611754.218598.673.2167.4761913763.0
Matt Cavanaugh21911552.516337.552.3135.9652416559.8
Tom Owen361541.72186.112.8411.12821931.7
Andy Johnson9777.819421.6444.4111.16600118.8
Harold Jackson100.
Tony Collins100.
Totals48225452.739048.1173.5347.176 45321


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tony Collins2048734.329 7
Vagas Ferguson783404.419 3
Sam Cunningham862693.112 4
Don Calhoun572053.633 2
Mosi Tatupu382015.343 2
Matt Cavanaugh17925.411 3
Steve Grogan12494.124 2
Stanley Morgan22110.511 0
Carlos Pennywell133.00
Andy Johnson210.50
Harold Jackson2-14-7.0-5 0
Totals49920404.143 23


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Don Hasselbeck4680817.651 6
Stanley Morgan44102923.476 6
Harold Jackson3966917.245 0
Andy Johnson3942911.036 1
Tony Collins262328.922 0
Mosi Tatupu1213211.041 1
Sam Cunningham12927.712 0
Lin Dawson712618.042 0
Don Westbrook712217.432 2
Don Calhoun77110.120 0
Ken Toler57014.023 0
Vagas Ferguson4399.820 0
Carlos Pennywell34916.322 1
Steve Grogan22713.516 0
Matt Cavanaugh199.00
Totals254390415.476 17


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
John Smith393794.9241562.582


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Rich Camarillo47195941.775
Mike Hubach1972638.256
Ken Hartley926629.641

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Stanley Morgan151167.726 0
Roland James7568.018 0
Tony Collins3155.015 0
Mike Haynes6122.00
Totals311996.426 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tony Collins3977319.830 0
Ken Toler914816.432 0
Rick Sanford48220.527 0
Andy Johnson35317.719 0
Paul Dombroski24522.524 0
Don Calhoun23819.022 0
Keith Lee22010.016 0
Horace Ivory11919.019 0
Don Hasselbeck177.00
Bill Matthews155.00
Ray Hamilton100.00
Totals65119018.332 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Rick Sanford3289.321 0
Tim Fox3206.720 0
Raymond Clayborn23919.539 0
Roland James22914.521 0
Mark Buben14949.049 0
Mike Hawkins11616.016 0
John Zamberlin11111.011 0
Mike Haynes133.00
Keith Lee100.00
Rod Shoate100.00
Totals1619512.249 0

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
John Smith1537082
Tony Collins700000042
Stanley Morgan06000036
Don Hasselbeck6000036
Sam Cunningham4000024
Matt Cavanaugh3000018
Mosi Tatupu2100018
Vagas Ferguson3000018
Steve Grogan2000012
Don Calhoun20000012
Don Westbrook200012
Andy Johnson0100006
Carlos Pennywell010006


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