New England Patriots


3rd AFC East (2-0-0)

Founded: 1960

Stadium: Gillette Stadium

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  • Dion Lewis: Pats 'did not think I was good enough'

    Dion Lewis is coming off a career-best 896-yard rushing season, which included 214 yards receiving and nine total touchdowns, proving last season he could be an every-down back. Yet the Pats let him walk.
  • Brady expects to make preseason debut Thursday

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady said he 'absolutely' plans to play in the team's second preseason game. Brady is dealing with a minor sore back but said he is 'doing well'.
  • Injury roundup: Tom Brady dealing with sore back

    Like many 41-year-olds, Tom Brady is dealing with a sore back. The Patriots QB, who was held out of Thursday night's preseason game versus the Redskins, has a minor sore back, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported
  • Jeremy Hill makes case to be Patriots' backup RB

    In Thursday's preseason opener, Patriots RB Jeremy Hill looked impressive, finishing with 11 carries for 51 yards and one touchdown. Will he take the backup role behind Rex Burkhead?
  • Patriots part ways with injury-plagued WR Mitchell

    The New England Patriots continue to churn their receiver corps. The team released wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell on Monday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
  • Pats rookie RB Michel undergoes knee procedure

    Patriots running back Sony Michel underwent a minor procedure to drain fluid from his knee. The former Georgia star is expected to be back in time for the Week 1 clash with the Texans.
  • Patriots signing WR Eric Decker to one-year deal

    The New England Patriots are signing veteran wide receiver Eric Decker to a one-year deal, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports. Decker worked out for the Pats earlier this week.
  • Edelman fill-in? Eric Decker works out with Patriots

    Veteran wide receiver Eric Decker worked out for the Patriots on Monday, per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. With Julian Edelman slated to miss four games, could Decker be a viable replacement?
  • Edelman disappointed with findings ending in ban

    Julian Edelman addressed the media for the first time since the appeal of his four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substances policy was denied.
  • Rob Gronkowski hasn't 'come close' to holding out

    In his first presser of the summer, Rob Gronkowski made it clear that, contrary to offseason speculation, he was never interested in playing games with his contract situation during training camp.
  • Belichick keeping mum over Butler's SB benching

    Bill Belichick refused to answer questions about the benching of Malcolm Butler during Super Bowl LII. Belichick was in midseason form, shifting the focus on the 2018 season, not 2017.
  • Patriots seek trading partner for Malcolm Mitchell

    Malcolm Mitchell's once-promising tenure as a Patriot could be headed toward an abrupt end. The Patriots have been seeking a trade partner in a deal involving Mitchell, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported.
Draft 2018 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 23 (23) Wynn, Isaiah T 
Rd 1, Pick 31 (31) Michel, Sony RB 
Rd 2, Pick 24 (56) Dawson, Duke CB 
Rd 5, Pick 6 (143) Bentley, Ja'whaun ILB 
Rd 6, Pick 4 (178) Sam, Christian ILB 
Rd 6, Pick 36 (210) Berrios, Braxton WR 
Rd 7, Pick 1 (219) Etling, Danny QB 
Rd 7, Pick 25 (243) Crossen, Keion DB 
Rd 7, Pick 32 (250) Izzo, Ryan TE 
Scoreboard more
Gillette Stadium - Wk 2 1 2 3 4 T
Philadelphia Eagles 0 7 13 0 20
New England Patriots 10 17 7 3 37
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
P1 Thu, Aug 09 Washington 26-17   W
P2 Thu, Aug 16 Philadelphia 37-20   W
P3 Fri, Aug 24 @ Carolina 7:30 PM ET
P4 Thu, Aug 30 @ New York Giants 7:00 PM ET
1 Sun, Sep 09 Houston 1:00 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 16 @ Jacksonville 4:25 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Preseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Brian Hoyer 36 21 176 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Jeremy Hill 17 82 4.8 1
Mike Gillislee 23 65 2.8 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Cordarrelle Patterson 6 89 14.8 1
Devin Lucien 4 71 17.8 0
James White 6 61 10.2 1
Jacob Hollister 3 29 9.7 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
8/9 Shane Wimann (TE) Waived, Injury Settlement (waived, injury settlement).
8/8 Nate Theaker (OG) Waived, Injury Settlement (waived, injury settlement).
8/7 Jordan Matthews (WR) Terminated, Vested Veteran, Injury Settlement (terminated, vested veteran, injury settlement).
8/6 Malcolm Mitchell (WR) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
AFC East more
Team W L T Win %
Buffalo 0 0 0 .000
New York Jets 0 0 0 .000
New England 0 0 0 .000
Miami 0 0 0 .000

Head Coach more

Bill Belichick

Regular Season: 250-118

Postseason: 28-11

Experience: 23

Career record: 278-129

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: Aug. 16, 2018 at 11:39 p.m.

    New England Patriots linebacker Ja'Whaun Bentley scoops up the fumble and scores.

  2. Published: Aug. 16, 2018 at 09:51 p.m.

    New England Patriots wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson catches his first touchdown as a Patriot.

  3. Published: Aug. 16, 2018 at 09:14 p.m.

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady tosses a 20-yard touchdown running back James White.

  4. Published: Aug. 16, 2018 at 07:56 p.m.

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady rolls out and tosses his first touchdown of the preseason to wide receiver Chris Hogan.

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