1976 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
11-3-0 0-1 5025 1913 3112 39 283 4304 2376 1928 51 278
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The New England Patriots' seventeenth season was in 1976, and it was the fourth season Chuck Fairbanks served as the head coach of the team. The Patriots played their home games at Schaefer Stadium. They finished the year 11-3-0 in the regular season but they lost their first playoff game to the Oakland Raiders 24-21. At the end of the season, Mike Haynes was awarded with the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year award.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Baltimore Colts 13-27
Week 2 Miami Dolphins 30-14
Week 3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 30-27
Week 4 Oakland Raiders 48-17
Week 5 @ Detroit Lions 10-30
Week 6 New York Jets 41-7
Week 7 @ Buffalo Bills 26-22
Week 8 @ Miami Dolphins 3-10
Week 9 Buffalo Bills 20-10
Week 10 @ Baltimore Colts 21-14
Week 11 @ New York Jets 38-24
Week 12 Denver Broncos 38-14
Week 13 New Orleans Saints 27-6
Week 14 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-14


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round @ Oakland Raiders 21-24

1976 New England Patriots Coaching Staff

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 Assistant Offensive Coach: Ernie Adams 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 Administrative Assistant: Ernie Adams