American Football Database
1963 Boston Patriots season
Head Coach Mike Holovak
Home Field Fenway Park
Record 7–6–1
Place 1st AFL Eastern
Playoff Finish Won Divisional Playoff Game (Bills) 26–8
Lost AFL Championship Game (Chargers) 51–10
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1962 1964

The 1963 Boston Patriots season was the third season for the team in the American Football League. During their first season at Fenway Park, (switching from Nickerson Field), the Patriots stood around the .500 mark all season, as they were able to clinch a spot in the playoffs, with a victory on their final game. A loss of 35–3 with the Kansas City Chiefs, created a divisional playoffs with the Buffalo Bills. With a win over the Bills of 26–8, the Patriots moved on to the championship series to the San Diego Chargers, who defeated the Patriots, ending their season by winning 51–10.


Boston Patriots 1963 staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches


Defensive Coaches


Week Opponent Result Stadium Record
1 New York Jets W: 38–14 Fenway Park 1–0–0
2 San Diego Chargers L: 17–13 Balboa Stadium 1–1–0
3 Oakland Raiders W: 20–14 Frank Youell Field 2–1–0
4 Denver Broncos L: 14–10 Mile High Stadium 2–2–0
5 New York Jets L: 31–24 Polo Grounds 2–3–0
6 Oakland Raiders W: 20–14 Fenway Park 3–3–0
7 Denver Broncos W: 40–21 Fenway Park 4–3–0
8 Buffalo Bills L: 28–21 War Memorial Stadium 4–4–0
9 Houston Oilers W: 45–3 Fenway Park 5–4–0
10 San Diego Chargers L: 7–6 Fenway Park 5–5–0
11 Kansas City Chiefs T: 24–24 Fenway Park 5–5–1
BYE Week
13 Buffalo Bills W: 17–7 Fenway Park 6–5–1
14 Houston Oilers W: 46–28 Jeppesen Stadium 7–5–1
15 Kansas City Chiefs L: 35–3 Municipal Stadium 7–6–1


Boston Patriots 1963 roster

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen


Defensive Backs

Eastern Division Western Division
Boston Denver
Buffalo Kansas City
Houston Oakland
New York Jets San Diego
1963 AFL DraftAFL Playoffs1963 AFL All-Star game
Related: 1963 NFL Season