New England Patriots


1st AFC East (3-0-0)

Founded: 1960

Stadium: Gillette Stadium

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  • Garoppolo, Brissett throw at Patriots practice

    The New England Patriots' quarterback situation is starting to look a bit more clear as both Jacoby Brissett (thumb) and Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) practiced Wednesday.
  • Pats OC McDaniels: 'I love where I'm at'

    Josh McDaniels might be the hottest head-coaching candidate right now, but the Patriots offensive coordinator insists he's happy where he is.
  • Patriots unsure of Week 4 starting QB; Rex is ready for Belichick

    When Rex Ryan is winning, we're all winning. And after Sunday's 33-18 victory over the Cardinals, the Bills (1-2) turned their sights toward the New England Patriots. Of course Ryan had something to say.
  • Gronk sees limited action in debut

    Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who has been battling hamstring issues, is active for tonight's "Thursday Night Football" contest against the visiting Houston Texans.
  • Pats' Brissett to start vs. Texans

    It's Brissett time. Jacoby Brissett will make his first start for the New England Patriots on Thursday night, while his injured teammate Jimmy Garoppolo is listed as inactive.
  • QB role for Edelman?

    The Patriots are preparing receiver Julian Edelman for the backup quarterback role if Jimmy Garoppolo isn't healthy enough to play. Rookie Jacoby Brissett is poised to start vs. Texans.
  • Gronk, Garoppolo limited in practice; Brissett prepping for Texans

    With Tom Brady exiled from Gillette Stadium for another two weeks and Jimmy Garoppolo recovering from a right shoulder injury, all eyes are on rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett.
  • Tom Brady denies he is a rogue Boston radio caller

    Tom Brady may have some time on his hands but did the Patriots star quarterback call into a local Boston radio station? Dan Hanzus investigates.
  • Brady on Edelman as QB: He's batting 1.000

    Tom Brady says that pass-catching teammate Julian Edelman still talks about his touchdown against Baltimore in the playoffs from two years back. Edelman would've been the emergency QB last week.
  • Brady on 'Fake Brady': Creepiest thing I've seen

    Tom Brady was unable to mask his emotions about his former teammate impersonating him. In fact, he said that the Fake Brady disguise is the "creepiest thing" he's ever seen.
  • Garoppolo has sprained AC joint

    Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a sprained AC joint during the first half of the team's 31-24 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
  • Blount comes up big as Patriots hold on against Dolphins

    Jimmy Garoppolo had a great first half, rifling three TDs before leaving the game with a shoulder injury. LeGarrette Blount helped the Pats hold on 31-24 against the Dolphins with a big second half.
  • Fake Brady revealed to be famous ex-Patriot star

    Fake Brady, the fiend from the underworld who creeped everybody out at the Patriots' season opener in Arizona arrived at his old stomping grounds in Foxborough on Sunday.
  • Injury roundup: Gronkowski, Jamaal Charles won't play Sunday

    Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) isn't going to play against the Dolphins on Sunday. He was made inactive for the game. Here's the rest of the morning injury news.
Draft 2016 more
Pick Player
Rd 2, Pick 29 (60) Jones, Cyrus CB 
Rd 3, Pick 15 (78) Thuney, Joe OG 
Rd 3, Pick 29 (91) Brissett, Jacoby QB 
Rd 3, Pick 34 (96) Valentine, Vincent DT 
Rd 4, Pick 14 (112) Mitchell, Malcolm WR 
Rd 6, Pick 33 (208) Grugier-Hill, Kamu OLB 
Rd 6, Pick 39 (214) Roberts, Elandon ILB 
Rd 6, Pick 46 (221) Karras, Ted OG 
Rd 7, Pick 4 (225) Lucien, Devin WR 
Scoreboard more
Gillette Stadium - Wk 3 1 2 3 4 T
Houston Texans 0 0 0 0 0
New England Patriots 10 0 10 7 27
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
1 Sun, Sep 11 @ Arizona 23-21   W
2 Sun, Sep 18 Miami 31-24   W
3 Thu, Sep 22 Houston 27-0   W
4 Sun, Oct 02 Buffalo 1:00 PM ET
5 Sun, Oct 09 @ Cleveland 1:00 PM ET
6 Sun, Oct 16 Cincinnati 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Rob Gronkowski (TE) Limited Pract - --
Marcus Cannon (T) Limited Pract - --
Jonathan Cooper (G) Limited Pract - --
Jacoby Brissett (QB) Limited Pract - --
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Jimmy Garoppolo 59 42 496 4
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
LeGarrette Blount 75 298 4 4
Jacoby Brissett 12 60 5 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Julian Edelman 18 180 10 0
Martellus Bennett 10 138 13.8 1
Chris Hogan 8 122 15.3 1
Danny Amendola 9 119 13.2 2
Transactions more
Date Transaction
9/28 Anthony Johnson (DT) Practice Squad (practice squad).
9/28 Ian Silberman (OT) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
9/28 Clay DeBord (OT) Practice Squad (practice squad).
9/27 John Hughes (DE) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
AFC East more
Team W L T Win %
New England 3 0 0 1.000
New York Jets 1 2 0 .333
Miami 1 2 0 .333
Buffalo 1 2 0 .333

Head Coach more

Bill Belichick

Regular Season: 226-113

Postseason: 23-10

Experience: 21

Career record: 249-123

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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