1986 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
11-5-0 0-1 5598 4104 1494 24 326 5622 3231 2391 42 309
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The New England Patriots' twenty-seventh season was in 1986, and it was the third season Raymond Berry served as the head coach of the team. The Patriots played their home games at Sullivan Stadium. They finished the year 11-5-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the AFC East, but they lost their first playoff game to the Denver Broncos 22-17.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Indianapolis Colts 33-3
Week 2 @ New York Jets 20-6
Week 3 Seattle Seahawks 31-38
Week 4 @ Denver Broncos 20-27
Week 5 Miami Dolphins 34-7
Week 6 New York Jets 24-31
Week 7 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 34-0
Week 8 @ Buffalo Bills 23-3
Week 9 Atlanta Falcons 25-17
Week 10 @ Indianapolis Colts 30-21
Week 11 @ Los Angeles Rams 30-28
Week 12 Buffalo Bills 22-19
Week 13 @ New Orleans Saints 21-20
Week 14 Cincinnati Bengals 7-31
Week 15 San Francisco 49ers 24-29
Week 16 @ Miami Dolphins 34-27


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round @ Denver Broncos 17-22

1986 New England Patriots Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Raymond Berry Assistant Head Coach: Rod Humenuik Defensive Coordinator: Rod Rust Quarterbacks Coach: Les Steckel, John Polonchek Wide Receivers Coach: Les Steckel, Harold Jackson Offensive Line Coach: Rod Humenuik Tight Ends Coach: Dante Scarnecchia Offensive Backfield Coach: Bobby Grier Defensive Line Coach: Ed Khayat Linebackers Coach: Don Shinnick Defensive Backfield Coach: Jim Carr Assistant Defensive Line Coach: Ray Hamilton Special Teams Coach: Dante Scarnecchia Special Assistant to the Head Coach: John Polonchek Strength and Conditioning Coach: Dean Brittenham Pro Scout: John Brunner