New England Patriots


1st AFC East (5-2-0)

Founded: 1960

Stadium: Gillette Stadium

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  • Jonas Gray promoted from Pats' practice squad

    The New England Patriots promoted running back Jonas Gray from their practice squad ahead of their Thursday night win against the New York Jets.
  • Red-zone threat?

    When Darrelle Revis faces the Jets on Thursday, will the star Patriots cornerback be used as a wide receiver? Ian Rapoport reports that it wouldn't be a surprise to see him catch some balls.
  • Pats' Mayo underwent surgery on torn patellar tendon

    The extent of Jerod Mayo's knee injury wasn't known in the immediate aftermath of Sunday's game. The New England Patriots linebacker underwent surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon.
  • A Parcells tell-all

    Bill Belichick was once Bill Parcells' anointed successor to coach the New York Jets, but the arrangement never came to fruition. In his new book, Parcells went into detail on why things fell apart.
  • Revis has no Jets insights

    New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis is gearing up to face his former team on Thursday night. Revis said Tuesday he has too much work to do on a short week to provide info on the New York Jets.
  • Brady: Gronk back to pre-injury form

    Tom Brady stated emphatically that Rob Gronkowski is back to pre-injury form after another impressive performance in Week 6. Is the New England Patriots star tight end ready to resume All-Pro status?
  • Pats' Mayo out for year

    Ian Rapoport reports Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo is out for the season after injuring his knee Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Who in New England will replace the Pats' defensive linchpin?
  • Belichick on Mayo: Pats keeping 'our fingers crossed for him'

    Bill Belichick said losing Jerod Mayo will be a big hit to his defense. It's one the New England Patriots' coach knows won't easily be filled, but he's keeping his "fingers crossed" for his linebacker.
  • Gronkowski: We made Brady look like Brady

    Rob Gronkowski got a bit emotional after Sunday night's game when talking about Tom Brady. After a week of hearing about his quarterback's struggles, the New England Patriots tight end wanted to make Brady look like Brady again.
  • Brady leads Pats to win over Bengals

    Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to a 43-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night.
  • Pats' facility 'uncomfortable' following Monday loss

    Following a meltdown against the Chiefs in prime time, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is trying to remain a productive leader amid his frustrations with the offense's struggles.
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 7 1 2 3 4 T
New York Jets 6 6 7 6 25
New England Patriots 7 10 3 7 27
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
5 Sun, Oct 05 Cincinnati 43-17   W
6 Sun, Oct 12 @ Buffalo 37-22   W
7 Thu, Oct 16 New York Jets 27-25   W
8 Sun, Oct 26 Chicago 1:00 PM ET
9 Sun, Nov 02 Denver 4:25 PM ET
10 Bye
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Tom Brady (QB) P - Ankle
Cameron Fleming (T) O - Finger
Stevan Ridley (RB) O - Knee
Dont'a Hightower (DT) Q - Knee
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Tom Brady 246 151 1705 13
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Stevan Ridley 94 340 3.6 2
Shane Vereen 53 259 4.9 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Julian Edelman 44 453 10.3 1
Rob Gronkowski 31 409 13.2 4
Brandon LaFell 19 337 17.7 3
Shane Vereen 23 185 8 2
Transactions more
Date Transaction
10/16 Stevan Ridley (RB) Reserve/Injured (reserve/injured).
10/16 Chris Barker (G) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
10/16 Chris Barker (G) Terminated (by Player) from Practice Squad (terminated (by player) from practice squad).
10/16 Jerod Mayo (MLB) Reserve/Injured (reserve/injured).
AFC East more
Team W L T Win %
New England 5 2 0 .714
Buffalo 4 3 0 .571
Miami 3 3 0 .500
New York Jets 1 6 0 .143

Head Coach more

Bill Belichick

Regular Season: 204-107

Postseason: 19-9

Experience: 19

Career record: 223-116

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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