New England Patriots


1st AFC East (1-1-0)

Founded: 1960

Stadium: Gillette Stadium

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  • Belichick: LaFell has chance to carve out a 'big' role for Patriots

    Coach Bill Belichick said Tuesday that Brandon LaFell has a chance to carve out a "big" role with the Patriots. Should LaFell be on the radar in fantasy football drafts?
  • Ridley has 'sick feeling' after fumbling woes resurfaced

    Stevan Ridley was left feeling ill after his fumbling woes resurfaced in the Patriots' second preseason game. Is coach Bill Belichick ready to send Ridley back to the doghouse?
  • Gronkowski (knee) participates in 11-on-11 drills

    Rob Gronkowski took a positive step Monday, seeing action in 11-on-11 team drills for the first time during New England Patriots training camp. Is Gronk still planning to be full-go for the season opener?
  • New England Patriots' quarterbacks impress vs. Eagles

    Tom Brady and the New England Patriots' other two quarterbacks each threw touchdown passes
  • Garoppolo plays ahead of Mallett

    Jimmy Garoppolo played ahead of Ryan Mallett in Friday's preseason win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Are the New England Patriots turning to the rookie as Tom Brady's backup?
  • Ready for Week 1?

    Rob Gronkowski has been favoring his surgically repaired knee and running with a slight limp in training camp. Chris Wesseling examines if it's wise for the Patriots to trot Gronk out in early September.
  • Patriots release Hartsock

    Renowned blocking tight end Ben Hartsock didn't stick around long with the New England Patriots. The team announced his release on Thursday after signing him four days prior.
  • Patriots rookie RB James White grabs first-team reps in practice

    The Patriots might have unearthed a sleeper in fourth-round running back James White. On Wednesday, the rookie took first-team snaps during a joint practice with the Eagles.
  • Packers trading DL Worthy to Pats

    The Patriots are acquiring defensive lineman Jerel Worthy from the Packers in exchange for a conditional late-round draft pick. Can the No. 51 overall pick in the 2012 draft help out in New England?
  • Butt-ing in

    Tom Brady had plenty to say when asked about the center competition between Dan Connolly and Ryan Wendell. The Patriots star had a unique take on the situation and his teammates' backsides.
Draft 2014 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 29 (29) Easley, Dominique DT 
Rd 2, Pick 30 (62) Garoppolo, Jimmy QB 
Rd 4, Pick 5 (105) Stork, Bryan C 
Rd 4, Pick 30 (130) White, James RB 
Rd 4, Pick 40 (140) Fleming, Cameron OT 
Rd 6, Pick 3 (179) Halapio, Jon OG 
Rd 6, Pick 22 (198) Moore, Zach DE 
Rd 6, Pick 30 (206) Thomas, Jemea CB 
Rd 7, Pick 29 (244) Gallon, Jeremy WR 
Scoreboard more
Gillette Stadium - Wk 2 1 2 3 4 T
Philadelphia Eagles 7 14 14 0 35
New England Patriots 14 7 21 0 42
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
P1 Thu, Aug 07 @ Washington 6-23   L
P2 Fri, Aug 15 Philadelphia 42-35   W
P3 Fri, Aug 22 Carolina 7:30 PM ET
P4 Thu, Aug 28 @ New York Giants 7:30 PM ET
1 Sun, Sep 07 @ Miami 1:00 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 14 @ Minnesota 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Preseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Jimmy Garoppolo 13 9 157 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Roy Finch 3 15 5 0
Jonas Gray 9 12 1.3 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Brian Tyms 5 119 23.8 1
Josh Boyce 3 30 10 0
Brandon LaFell 2 16 8 0
Wilson Van Hooser 1 16 16 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
8/18 Justin Jones (TE) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
8/18 Tyler Ott (LS) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
8/13 Ben Bass (DE) Traded (traded).
8/13 Jerel Worthy (DE) Traded (traded).
AFC East more
Team W L T Win %
New England 0 0 0 .000
Miami 0 0 0 .000
New York Jets 0 0 0 .000
Buffalo 0 0 0 .000

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Bill Belichick

Regular Season: 199-105

Postseason: 19-9

Experience: 19

Career record: 218-114

Pro Career: Bill Belichick is the only head coach in NFL history to win three Super Bowl championships in a four-year span. In 2007, he became the first NFL head coach to guide his team to a 16-0 regular season.

Belichick was hired by Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft on Jan. 27, 2000 and has directed the Patriots to victories in Super Bowls XXXVI (2001), XXXVIII (2003) and XXXIX (2004).

In 2007, Coach Belichick earned NFL Coach of the Year honors as the Patriots became the fourth team in the league's 88-year history to complete an undefeated regular season and the first to achieve the feat since the NFL increased the number of regular-season games to 16 in 1978. Belichick joined Pro Football Hall of Famers George Halas and Don Shula as the only head coaches to complete undefeated regular seasons. New England's 18 overall victories in 2007 tied the 1985 Chicago Bears and the 1984 San Francisco 49ers for the most in league history. New England became the first team in NFL history and the first major American pro sports team since 1884 to open a season with 18 straight wins. The Patriots set all-time NFL records for points scored (589), touchdowns (75) and point differential (+315) in addition to numerous individual and team records. Of the Patriots' 22 starters in Super Bowl XLII, 21 were acquired since Belichick became head coach in 2000.

Belichick launched his career in 1975 as a special assistant with the Baltimore Colts, then became an assistant special teams coach with Detroit (1976-77) and Denver (1978). In 1979, he joined the New York Giants to begin a 12-season stint. Belichick was named head coach of the Cleveland Browns in 1991, becoming the youngest head coach in the NFL at age 37. By 1994, Belichick returned the Browns to the playoffs, finishing 11-5 and advancing to the second round, while allowing a league-low 204 total points. In 1996, Belichick joined New England and was a key contributor to the team's rebound from a 6-10 season in 1995 to an 11-5 season and the team's first division title in 10 years en route to the Patriots' appearance in Super Bowl XXXI. Belichick then spent three seasons with the Jets from 1997 to 1999, helping New York improve from a 1-15 season in 1996 to reach the AFC Championship Game in 1998.

Background: Belichick was a center/tight end at Wesleyan 1971-74.

Personal: Born April 16, 1952, Nashville.

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