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1976 was the seventeenth season for the New England Patriots and the third season for Chuck Fairbanks as the head coach of the Patriots. They finished the season 11-3-0 in the regular season. However, they lost their first playoff game to the Oakland Raiders 24-21. At the conclusion of the season Mike Haynes was awarded with the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year.
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 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 Offensive Backfield Coach: Ron Erhardt Assistant Offensive Coach: Ernie Adams Administrative Assistant: Ernie Adams