1973 New England Patriots Season
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1973 New England Patriots Season

1973 New England Patriots season
Head coachChuck Fairbanks
General managerChuck Fairbanks
OwnerBilly Sullivan
Home fieldSchaefer Stadium
Results
Record5-9
Division place3rd AFC East
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro Bowlersnone
AP All-Prosnone

The 1973 New England Patriots season was the franchise's 4th season in the National Football League and 14th overall. The patriots ended the season with a record of five wins and nine losses and a third place finish in the 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

Roster

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 DIV CONF PF PA STK
Miami Dolphins 12 2 0 .857 7-1 9-2 343 150 W1
Buffalo Bills 9 5 0 .643 6-2 7-4 259 230 W4
New England Patriots 5 9 0 .357 1-7 3-8 258 300 L2
New York Jets 4 10 0 .286 4-4 4-7 240 306 L2
Baltimore Colts 4 10 0 .286 2-6 2-9 226 341 W2

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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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