1968 Boston Patriots season
OwnerBilly Sullivan
Head coachMike Holovak
General managerMike Holovak
Home fieldFenway Park
Results
Record4–10
Division place4th AFL Eastern
Playoff finishDid not qualify
AP All-ProsJim Whalen
AFL All-StarsDT Houston Antwine
WR/K Gino Cappelletti
CB Leroy Mitchell
C Jon Morris
T Tom Neville
Uniform

The 1968 Boston Patriots season was the franchise's 9th season in the American Football League. The Patriots ended the season with a record of four wins and ten losses, and finished fourth in the AFL's Eastern Division. The Patriots played their final season of home games at Fenway Park before moving to Alumni Stadium on the campus of Boston College for the following season.

Offseason

NFL Draft

See also: 1968 NFL/AFL Draft

1968 Boston Patriots draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 6 Dennis Byrd  DT NC State
2 32 Tom Funchess  T Jackson State
3 60 Aaron Marsh  WR Eastern Kentucky
4 88 R. C. Gamble  RB South Carolina State
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Staff

Boston Patriots 1968 staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Line – Jesse Richardson
  • Defensive Backfield – Claude Gibson

Roster

1968 Boston Patriots roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics

Regular season

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Standings

AFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
New York Jets 11 3 0 .786 7–1 419 280 W4
Houston Oilers 7 7 0 .500 5–3 303 248 W2
Miami Dolphins 5 8 1 .385 4–3–1 276 355 L1
Boston Patriots 4 10 0 .286 2–6 229 406 L2
Buffalo Bills 1 12 1 .077 1–6–1 199 367 L8

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

Game-by-game results

See also: American Football League seasons

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Recap
1 September 8 at Buffalo Bills W 16–7 1–0 War Memorial Stadium 38,865 Recap
2 Bye
3 September 22 New York Jets L 31–47 1–1 Legion Field 22,002 Recap
4 September 29 at Denver Broncos W 20–17 2–1 Mile High Stadium 37,024 Recap
5 October 6 at Oakland Raiders L 10–41 2–2 Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum 44,253 Recap
6 October 13 Houston Oilers L 0–16 2–3 Fenway Park 32,502 Recap
7 October 20 Buffalo Bills W 23–6 3–3 Fenway Park 21,082 Recap
8 October 27 at New York Jets L 14–48 3–4 Shea Stadium 62,351 Recap
9 November 3 Denver Broncos L 14–35 3–5 Fenway Park 18,304 Recap
10 November 10 San Diego Chargers L 17–27 3–6 Fenway Park 19,278 Recap
11 November 17 at Kansas City Chiefs L 17–31 3–7 Municipal Stadium 48,271 Recap
12 November 24 Miami Dolphins L 10–34 3–8 Fenway Park 18,305 Recap
13 December 1 Cincinnati Bengals W 33–14 4–8 Fenway Park 17,796 Recap
14 December 8 at Miami Dolphins L 7–38 4–9 Miami Orange Bowl 24,242 Recap
15 December 15 at Houston Oilers L 17–45 4–10 Houston Astrodome 34,198 Recap

Note:

Game summaries

Week 1

1 234Total
• Patriots 0 3103 16
Bills 7 000 7

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References