The 1990 New England Patriots were a team which finished its season 1-15. It tied the 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers record for most consecutive losses in one season. However, the 2001 Carolina Panthers broke this record and finished the season with 15 straight losses. The 1990 season saw this team finish dead last in the NFL. However, it’s still an impressive record. The 1990 team was notable for having key players who didn’t make it so dominant in 1989.
The Patriots were the last team to win the Super Bowl. The Patriots trailed the Bills 7-0 entering the fourth quarter. However, Thurman Thomas scored an 80-yard touchdown to end the upset bid and effectively end the Patriots season. This team is also remembered for many other memorable moments throughout the years. This article will examine some of the more memorable moments for the 1990 Patriots.
The 1990 New England Patriots played their home games at Foxboro Stadium. In the offseason, Rod Rust was hired as their head coach. Rust had 14 years of coaching experience in the NFL and was the former defensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Unfortunately, the Patriots ended up 1-15-0, 1-7-0 at home and 0-6-0 on the road. The 1990 season was not successful for the team, and it was one of the last seasons in the team’s history.
The 1990 New England Patriots were one of the worst teams in NFL history. The team had a one-and-done coach in Rod Rust, as well as an offensive line that included Marc Wilson, Tom Hodson, and Steve Grogan. Marc Wilson redefined football ineptitude after the Patriots lost the season in October to the Seahawks. He had a broken throwing arm and a non-throwing shoulder.
In 1990, the New England Patriots won just one game and finished fifth in the NFL’s East Division. Despite a poor defense, the team managed only 181 points over ten games. Marc Wilson passed for 1,625 yard, while Irving Fryar was the leading receiver and Marv Cook was the other. John Stephens, running back, ran for 808 yard. Ronnie Lippett, Maurice Hurst, and Brent Williams each intercepted passes, while Brent Williams sacked an opposing quarterback six times.
The Patriots were a disaster the next season. After losing their first two games, the owner Victor Kiam apologized to fans, but the team never had a chance to win their third AFC title. The Patriots won their first playoff game at-home, in addition to their disappointing season. They defeated the Steelers 28-3 in Foxboro Stadium in September. They also beat the N.Y. Giants 23-22.