New England Patriots Records
Listed below are New England Patriots Records, Firsts, Odds &
First Regular-Season Game: A 13-10 loss to
the Denver Broncos, 9/9/60.
First Regular-Season Win: A 28-24 victory over the
New York Titans, 9/16/60.
First Regular-Season Points: A 35-yard field
goal by Gino Cappelletti vs. the Denver Broncos, 9/9/60.
First Regular-Season Touchdown: A 10-yard pass
from Butch Songin to Jim Colclough vs. the Denver Broncos, 9/9/60.
First Winning Season: 1961 (9-4-1).
First Playoff Appearance: A 26-8 victory over
the Buffalo Bills in the AFL's Eastern Division Championship
First Super Bowl Appearance: A 46-10 loss to the Chicago
Bears in Super Bowl XX, 1/26/86.
First Super Bowl Win: A 20-17 win over the
St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI, 2/3/02.
First All-League Selections: LB Tom Addison
and DB Russ O'Hanley, 1960.
First Patriot Elected to the Hall of Fame:
G John Hannah, 1991.
First to Rush 100 Yards in a Game: Ron Burton,
127 yards vs. the Denver Broncos, 10/23/60.
First 1,000-Yard Rusher: Jim Nance, 1,458 yards
First to Pass 400 Yards in a Game: Babe Parilli,
400 yards vs. the Oakland Raiders, 10/16/64.
Most Yards Rushing, Career: Sam Cunningham,
5,453 yards (1973-1979, 1981-1982).
Most Yards Passing, Career: Drew Bledsoe, 29,657
Most Receptions, Career: Stanley Morgan, 534
All-Time Leading Scorer: Gino Cappelletti,
1,130 points (1960-1970).
Fewest Yards Rushing Allowed in a Game: In
a 41-0 win over the San Diego Chargers on 12/17/61, the Patriots
allowed just two yards rushing.
Most Lopsided Win: A 56-3 victory over the
New York Jets, 9/9/79.