1982 New England Patriots schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
5-4-0 0-1 2870 1446 1424 20 160 3256 1753 1503 26 212
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The New England Patriots' twenty-third season was in 1982, playing their home games at Schaefer Stadium. During the offseason they hired Ron Meyer to lead the team. Meyer had never previously coached in the NFL in any capacity before the 1982 season. They finished the year 5-4-0 in the regular season but they lost their first playoff game to the Miami Dolphins 28-13.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Baltimore Colts 24-13
Week 2 New York Jets 7-31
Week 11 @ Cleveland Browns 7-10
Week 12 Houston Oilers 29-21
Week 13 @ Chicago Bears 13-26
Week 14 Miami Dolphins 3-0
Week 15 @ Seattle Seahawks 16-0
Week 16 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 14-37
Week 17 Buffalo Bills 30-19


Week Opponent Score Notes
Wild Card Round @ Miami Dolphins 13-28

1982 New England Patriots Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Ron Meyer Offensive Coordinator: Lew Erber Defensive Coordinator: Jim E. Mora (Sr.) Quarterbacks Coach: Lew Erber Wide Receivers Coach: Steve Endicott Offensive Line Coach: Bill Muir Tight Ends Coach: Dante Scarnecchia Offensive Backfield Coach: Cleve Bryant Linebackers Coach: Tommy Brasher, Steve Sidwell Defensive Backs Coach: Steve Walters Special Teams Coach: Dante Scarnecchia Strength and Conditioning Coach: LeBaron Caruthers