New England Patriots at Oakland Raiders 21 to 24

Saturday, December 18, 1976, Divisional Round

The Patriots began their playoff run on the road against the Raiders on Saturday, December 18, 1976. The Raiders won, 24-21 and advanced to play Pittsburgh Steelers. The Patriots finished their season 11-3-0 in the regular season, 0-1 in the playoffs.


New England Patriots offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
331 167 164 3 23

Coaches

Head Coach: Chuck Fairbanks Defensive Coordinator: Charlie Sumner Quarterbacks Coach: John Polonchek Wide Receivers Coach: Ray Perkins Offensive Line Coach: Red Miller Offensive Backs Coach: Tom Yewcic Offensive Backfield Coach: Ron Erhardt Defensive Line Coach: Hank Bullough Outside Linebackers Coach: Rollie Dotsch Defensive Backfield Coach: Larry Weaver Special Teams Coach: Tom Yewcic Special Assistant to the Head Coach: John Polonchek Assistant Offensive Coach: Ernie Adams Administrative Assistant: Ernie Adams


Oakland Raiders offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
282 201 81 1 20

Coaches

Head Coach: John Madden Wide Receivers Coach: Tom Flores, Lew Erber Offensive Line Coach: Oliver Spencer Offensive Backfield Coach: Lew Erber Defensive Line Coach: Tom Dahms Linebackers Coach: Don Shinnick Defensive Backs Coach: Bob Zeman Special Teams Coach: Joe Scannella