New England Patriots


1st AFC East (10-1-0)

Founded: 1960

Stadium: Gillette Stadium

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  • Unfairly targeted?

    Rob Gronkowski has been called for five offensive interference penalties this season. On Tuesday, the Patriots tight end used a one-word tweet to express his belief that officials are targeting him.
  • Dropped after drop

    The New England Patriots cut wide receiver Chris Harper after his botched punt return against the Denver Broncos on Sunday turned the tide in the team's first loss of the season.
  • Brady: I've never been so visibly pissed

    Tom Brady has had plenty of difficult losses in his legendary career. But Sunday night's setback against the Broncos stuck with the quarterback.
  • Gronk (knee strain) out one week at most

    Rob Gronkowski suffered what looked like a bad knee injury during Sunday night's loss to the Denver Broncos. However, the tight end could be back on the field next week, Ian Rapoport reports.
  • Injuries: Hightower likely has MCL sprain

    Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower left Sunday night's loss with what is believed to be an MCL sprain. The Pats' run defense suffered after he exited. Catch up on the rest of Monday's injury news.
  • Tom Brady on hit on Gronkowski: Not dirty

    Patriots quarterback Tom Brady saw his star tight end go down with an ugly knee injury in the fourth quarter, but didn't make excuses following his team's loss to the Broncos.
  • Brock Osweiler leads Broncos to wild comeback win over Pats

    Brock Osweiler turned on the heat late against the Patriots at a snowy Mile High, leading the Broncos to a wild 30-24 win in overtime and ending New England's perfect season.
  • Gronk injures knee

    Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was carted off the field in the fourth quarter after he suffered a knee injury. Can New England survive if Gronk is out for an extended period?
  • Amendola out for Pats vs. Broncos

    Tom Brady will be without another weapon when the Patriots take on the Broncos on Sunday night. Danny Amendola will not make the flight to Denver on Saturday as he deals with a knee injury.
  • Tom Brady: I was agitated for 3 hours and 20 minutes vs. Bills

    Tom Brady spoke about his attention-grabbing sideline behavior on Tuesday morning, hours after the Patriots moved to 10-0 with a hard-fought 20-13 win over Rex Ryan and the Bills.
  • Ray Lewis: I'd choose Rex over Belichick

    Bill Belichick's pedigree of success hasn't made him the NFL's best coach as far as Ray Lewis is concerned. Why would the Ravens legend pick Rex Ryan over the four-time Super Bowl winning coach?
  • James White shines in win over the Bills

    When one unsung Patriot goes down, another one steps up. Just weeks after losing Dion Lewis for the year, James White filled in admirably in Monday night's win over the Bills.
  • Still perfect

    The Patriots are perfect, but far from perfection. In a 20-13 win over the Bills, they showed their vulnerable side for the second straight week but managed to edge their opponent in the final minutes.
  • Brady's 'Rex Ryan!' audible call is NFL's best

    Move over Peyton Manning, you no longer have the NFL's best audible call. During Monday's game against the Bills, Tom Brady instructed his players by shouting "Rex Ryan!" before a snap.
  • What to watch for: Will Watkins get best of Butler?

    Sammy Watkins plays a key role in the Buffalo Bills' offense, but will he find a way to get past Malcolm Butler and the New England Patriots on Monday night? Conor Orr previews the game.
  • Patriots rule out Collins (illness)

    The New England Patriots ruled out linebacker Jamie Collins for their Monday night tilt versus the Buffalo Bills. Check out the entire 'MNF' injury report.
  • Bills' Williams on Pats showdown: 'We're going to get it done'

    The last time Buffalo took on the Patriots, Tom Brady ripped through the Bills secondary for nearly 500 yards and three touchdowns. Safety Duke Williams says it won't happen again.
Scoreboard more
Sports Authority Field at Mile High - Wk 12 1 2 3 4 OT T
New England Patriots 7 7 0 10 0 24
Denver Broncos 0 7 0 17 6 30
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
10 Sun, Nov 15 @ New York Giants 27-26   W
11 Mon, Nov 23 Buffalo 20-13   W
12 Sun, Nov 29 @ Denver 24-30   L
13 Sun, Dec 06 Philadelphia 4:25 PM ET
14 Sun, Dec 13 @ Houston 8:30 PM ET
15 Sun, Dec 20 Tennessee 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Michael Williams (TE) Q - Knee
Marcus Cannon (T) P - Toe
Matt Slater (WR) Did Not Pract - --
Keshawn Martin (WR) Q - Hamstring
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Tom Brady 451 294 3600 28
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
LeGarrette Blount 142 596 4.2 6
Dion Lewis 49 234 4.8 2
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Rob Gronkowski 57 931 16.3 9
Julian Edelman 61 692 11.3 7
Danny Amendola 49 520 10.6 2
Dion Lewis 36 388 10.8 2
Transactions more
Date Transaction
11/30 Chris Harper (WR) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
11/28 Asante Cleveland (TE) Terminated (by Player) from Practice Squad (terminated (by player) from practice squad).
11/28 Darius Fleming (LB) Terminated (by Player) from Practice Squad (terminated (by player) from practice squad).
11/28 Asante Cleveland (TE) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
AFC East more
Team W L T Win %
New England 10 1 0 .909
New York Jets 6 5 0 .545
Buffalo 5 6 0 .455
Miami 4 7 0 .364

Head Coach more

Bill Belichick

Regular Season: 221-110

Postseason: 22-9

Experience: 20

Career record: 243-119

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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