New England Patriots


1st AFC East (10-0-0)

Founded: 1960

Stadium: Gillette Stadium

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  • 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.
  • GQ learns Brady isn't interested in Deflategate queries

    When GQ booked Tom Brady for a one-on-one sitdown last month, the men's magazine hoped the result would be an intimate look at the NFL's biggest star. You don't always get what you want.
  • Gronk on dancing, bench press and chicken 'sue flay'

    Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski took part in an #AMA on his Twitter page on Tuesday, answering questions on topics ranging from groupies, to dance skills, to bench press.
  • No stopping them now? Pats pass biggest test yet

    After suffering more injuries and executing a ferocious comeback in the final minutes against the New York Giants, is there anything the New England Patriots can't overcome? Judy Battista explores.
  • Brady: Edelman too good to use someone else

    The New England Patriots lost Julian Edelman for at least the rest of the regular season. Tom Brady admitted Monday that the Pats can't just plug in another player to replace Edelman.
  • Patriots' Julian Edelman to miss 6-8 weeks

    Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman broke a bone in his foot during the team's win over the Giants and will be out 6-8 weeks, NFL Media's Albert Breer reports.
Scoreboard more
Gillette Stadium - Wk 11 1 2 3 4 T
Buffalo Bills 0 3 7 3 13
New England Patriots 3 7 10 0 20
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 8:30 PM ET
13 Sun, Dec 06 Philadelphia 4:25 PM ET
14 Sun, Dec 13 @ Houston 1:00 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 409 271 3320 25
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
LeGarrette Blount 133 569 4.3 6
Dion Lewis 49 234 4.8 2
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Rob Gronkowski 51 843 16.5 8
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
11/28 Asante Cleveland (TE) Terminated (by Player) from Practice Squad (terminated (by player) from practice squad).
11/28 Darius Fleming (LB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
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 0 0 1.000
Buffalo 5 6 0 .455
New York Jets 6 5 0 .545
Miami 4 6 0 .400

Head Coach more

Bill Belichick

Regular Season: 221-109

Postseason: 22-9

Experience: 20

Career record: 243-118

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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