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1st AFC East (11-5-0)

Founded: 1960

Stadium: Gillette Stadium

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Game Averages (2018)

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PTS
27.2(4th)
YDS
393.4(5th)
PASS YDS
266.1(8th)
RUSH YDS
127.3(5th)
(league rank)

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Team News more

  • Pats, 1st-round pick N'Keal Harry agree to contract

    05/14/2019
    The Patriots and rookie receiver N'Keal Harry, the 32nd overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $10.1 million with a $5.3 million signing bonus, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported.
  • McDaniels explains Pats importing big receivers

    05/13/2019
    The Patriots added big receivers this offseason. Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels says the new additions brings "flexibility and versatility" to the team's offensive system.
  • Roundup: Pats to sign WR Inman to one-year deal

    05/10/2019
    The New England Patriots are signing wideout Dontrolle Inman to a one-year deal, Ian Rapoport reported. Here are other transactions we're monitoring Friday.
  • He's back: TE Benjamin Watson signs with Patriots

    05/10/2019
    Benjamin Watson's retirement didn't last long. The veteran tight end signed with the New England Patriots, which originally drafted him in 2004. Watson spent last season with the Saints.
  • Garoppolo picks Tom Brady's brain on ACL rehab

    05/09/2019
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo says he reached out to his former New England Patriots teammate Tom Brady with inquiries about the recovery process from a torn ACL.
  • Benjamin Watson plans to unretire, visit Patriots

    05/09/2019
    Former Patriots and Saints tight end Benjamin Watson intends to come out of retirement and is scheduled to visit with New England on Thursday, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
  • Roundup: Pats plan to sign tackle Jared Veldheer

    05/07/2019
    The New England Patriots plan to sign veteran offensive tackle Jared Veldheer to a one-year deal worth up to $6.5 million later this week, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero.
  • Rodney Harrison elected to Patriots Hall of Fame

    05/06/2019
    Safety Rodney Harrison, who played a pivotal role in two Super Bowl titles for New England, has been voted by fans into the Patriots Hall of Fame, the team announced Monday.
  • Fifth-year option tracker for 2016 first-round picks

    05/03/2019
    The May 3 deadline is approaching for NFL teams to option the fifth year on rookie contracts for their 2016 first-round picks, and some clubs are getting out ahead of the pack.
  • Patriots pick WR N'Keal Harry to close first round

    04/25/2019
    Former Arizona State receiver N'Keal Harry said Thursday that he didn't see himself getting past the 33rd overall pick and it turns out he was right as the New England Patriots selected Harry with the 32nd overall pick.
  • Suspended WR Gordon signs tender with Patriots

    04/23/2019
    Josh Gordon will be back with the Patriots, if or when he is reinstated from his indefinite suspension. The banned receiver signed his restricted tender with New England on Tuesday.
  • Patriots sign Demaryius Thomas to one-year deal

    04/17/2019
    WR Demaryius Thomas was signed by the New England Patriots, the team announced on Tuesday. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports Thomas signed a one-year contract worth up to $6 million.
  • Tom Brady might bulk up ahead of 2019 season

    04/15/2019
    Tom Brady is not expected to partake in the beginning of voluntary workouts. But that doesn't mean he'll be taking a break. The Patriots QB could be adding to his 225-pound frame, Ian Rapoport reports.
  • Pats DB Patrick Chung agrees to 1-year extension

    04/13/2019
    The Patriots and safety Patrick Chung have agreed to a one-year extension through the 2021 season. Chung has spent nine of his 10 NFL seasons in New England, winning three Super Bowls.
  • Roundup: Pats ink Seferian-Jenkins to 1-year deal

    04/10/2019
    In need of help at the tight end position, the Patriots signed Austin Seferian-Jenkins to a one-year contract, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports.
Draft 2019 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 32 (32) Harry, N'Keal WR 
Rd 2, Pick 13 (45) Williams, Joejuan CB 
Rd 3, Pick 14 (77) Winovich, Chase EDGE 
Rd 3, Pick 24 (87) Harris, Damien RB 
Rd 3, Pick 38 (101) Cajuste, Yodny T 
Rd 4, Pick 16 (118) Froholdt, Hjalte G 
Rd 4, Pick 31 (133) Stidham, Jarrett QB 
Rd 5, Pick 21 (159) Cowart, Byron DT 
Rd 5, Pick 25 (163) Bailey, Jake P 
Rd 7, Pick 38 (252) Webster, Ken CB 
Scoreboard more
Mercedes-Benz Stadium - Wk 22 1 2 3 4 T
New England Patriots 0 3 0 10 13
Los Angeles Rams 0 0 3 0 3
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
1 Sun, Sep 08 Pittsburgh 8:20 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 15 @ Miami 1:00 PM ET
3 Sun, Sep 22 New York Jets 1:00 PM ET
4 Sun, Sep 29 @ Buffalo 1:00 PM ET
5 Sun, Oct 06 @ Washington 1:00 PM ET
6 Thu, Oct 10 New York Giants 8:20 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Tom Brady 125 85 953 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Sony Michel 71 336 4.7 6
Rex Burkhead 23 96 4.2 3
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Julian Edelman 26 388 14.9 0
Rob Gronkowski 13 191 14.7 0
James White 20 151 7.6 0
Phillip Dorsett 5 70 14 2
Transactions more
Date Transaction
5/21 Jared Veldheer (OT) Reserve/Retired (reserve/retired).
5/20 Jake Eldrenkamp (C) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
5/20 Danny Shelton (DT) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
5/16 Jamie Collins (OLB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
AFC East more
Team W L T Win %
New England 11 5 0 .688
Miami 7 9 0 .438
Buffalo 6 10 0 .375
New York Jets 4 12 0 .250

Head Coach more

Bill Belichick

Regular Season: 261-123

Postseason: 31-11

Experience: 24

Career record: 292-134

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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  1. Published: March 25, 2019 at 05:36 p.m.

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady hits tight end Rob Gronkowski for a 22-yard touchdown.

  2. Published: Feb. 3, 2019 at 09:53 p.m.

    New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead bursts up the middle for a huge 29-yard pickup.

  3. Published: Feb. 3, 2019 at 09:50 p.m.

    New England Patriots running back Sony Michel rushes for a 26-yard gain.

  4. Published: Feb. 3, 2019 at 09:46 p.m.

    New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore plucks Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff's deep ball out of the air for a red-zone interception.

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