1973 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
5-9-0 0-0 3843 2231 1612 42 237 4188 1338 2850 31 215
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The New England Patriots' fourteenth season was in 1973, playing their home games at Schaefer Stadium. During the offseason they hired Chuck Fairbanks to lead the team. Fairbanks had never previously coached in the NFL in any capacity before the 1973 season. They finished the season 5-9-0, 3-4-0 at home and 2-5-0 on the road.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Buffalo Bills 13-31
Week 2 Kansas City Chiefs 7-10
Week 3 @ Miami Dolphins 23-44
Week 4 Baltimore Colts 24-16
Week 5 New York Jets 7-9
Week 6 @ Chicago Bears 13-10
Week 7 Miami Dolphins 14-30
Week 8 @ Philadelphia Eagles 23-24
Week 9 @ New York Jets 13-33
Week 10 Green Bay Packers 33-24
Week 11 @ Houston Oilers 32-0
Week 12 San Diego Chargers 30-14
Week 13 @ Buffalo Bills 13-37
Week 14 @ Baltimore Colts 13-18

Coaches

Head Coach: Chuck Fairbanks Defensive Coordinator: Charlie Sumner Quarterbacks Coach: Bill Nelsen Wide Receivers Coach: Sam Rutigliano Offensive Line Coach: Red Miller Offensive Backs Coach: Sam Rutigliano Offensive Backfield Coach: Ron Erhardt Defensive Line Coach: Hank Bullough Defensive Backfield Coach: Larry Weaver Special Teams Coach: Jim Valek