1976 New England Patriots Season

1976 New England Patriots Season

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 1976 New England Patriots season was the seventh season for the team in the National Football League and 17th season overall. After a nine-year stretch in which they posted just one .500 season (1974) amid eight losing years, the Patriots turned around their fortunes, going 11-3 and rushing for 2,957 yards, then the fifth-highest total in NFL history. The Patriots made only their second playoff appearance in their history and first since 1963, but lost to the eventual Super Bowl XI champion Oakland Raiders in the first round of the playoffs. Earlier in the season, the Patriots handed the Raiders their only loss of the season with a final score of 48-17, but a controversial rouging the passer penalty on Ray Hamilton on a Raiders drive late in the playoff game dimmed the Patriots' hopes of defeating the Raiders again. Despite the loss, the team has been considered one of the most talented in Patriots history; in 2004, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, who was an assistant coach for the Detroit Lions in 1976, called this Patriots team "loaded," a "who's who team."show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Commun
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136563622
  • 9786136563626