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Who played for the Patriots in 2002?

Who played for the Patriots in 2002?


Pos Player Summary of Player Stats
Offensive Starters
QB Tom Brady 373 for 601, 3,764 yards, 28 td, 14 int, & 42 rushes for 110 yards and 1 td
RB Antowain Smith 252 rushes for 982 yards, 6 td, & 31 catches for 243 yards and 2 td
FB Marc Edwards 31 rushes for 96 yards, 0 td, & 23 catches for 196 yards and 0 td

Why didn’t the Patriots make the playoffs in 2002?

Due to their record against common opponents, after the Jets won the tiebreaker for the division title, both the Patriots and Dolphins were eliminated from the playoff contention. The 2002 season was the last time that the Patriots failed to win at least 10 games during the regular season until the 2020 season.

Who was Tom Brady’s first offensive coordinator?

Charlie Weis

2001 New England Patriots season
Head coach Bill Belichick
Offensive coordinator Charlie Weis
Defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel
Home field Foxboro Stadium

What did Tom Brady do in 2002?

2002 season. Brady came back to earth after his magical 2001 campaign, throwing at least one interception in 10 of New England’s 16 games as the Patriots stumbled to 9-7. Yet even in his worst full season as a pro, Brady led the NFL in passing TDs with 28.

Did the Patriots win the Super Bowl in 2002?

On February 3, 2002, the New England Patriots shock football fans everywhere by defeating the heavily favored St. Louis Rams, 20-17, to take home their first Super Bowl victory.

What was the Patriots defense ranked in 2002?

Team Stats and Rankings

Player PF Y/A
Opp. Stats 346 4.7
Lg Rank Offense 10 27
Lg Rank Defense 17 29

How long did Tom Brady sit on the bench?

His slow crawl to success continued at the University of Michigan, where he returned to the sidelines as the seventh-string quarterback. After two years of riding the bench, while watching future NFL quarterback Brian Griese thrive, Brady got his chance in the spotlight during his junior year.

What team won the Super Bowl in 2002?

New England Patriots
Super Bowl XXXVI/Champion

February 3, 2002 Adam Vinatieri’s 48-yard field goal as time expired gave the New England Patriots their first Super Bowl title. The Rams out gained the Patriots 427-267 in total yards, but the Patriots forced 3 turnovers, which resulted in 17 points, while committing no turnovers.

Who has the best defense in the NFL 2002?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Team Defense

Rk Tm Yds
1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4044
2 Philadelphia Eagles 4754
3 New York Giants 4949

Who was the coach of the Patriots in 2002?

The 2002 New England Patriots season was the franchise’s 33rd season in the National Football League, the 43rd overall and the 3rd under head coach Bill Belichick.

Where was the New England Patriots home field in 2002?

It was their first season at their new home field, Gillette Stadium, which replaced the adjacent Foxboro Stadium .

How many players did the New England Patriots have?

At the time of the first public training camp practice at Bryant College on July 26, they had 79 players signed to their roster, one short of the NFL maximum of 80 players. The Patriots received five roster exemptions for the NFL Europe allocations of Mike Clare, Patrick Downey, Radell Lockhart, Scott McCready, and Maugaula Tuitele.

When did the Patriots win their first championship?

The Patriots unveiled their first ever championship banner in pregame ceremonies on the opening of Monday Night Football for 2002. A Tom Brady touchdown to Christian Fauria was answered by a Kordell Stewart touchdown to Hines Ward, and the score was 10–7 New England at the half.