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1st AFC East (12-3-0)

Founded: 1960

Stadium: Gillette Stadium

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Game Averages (2014)

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PTS
30.6(1st)
YDS
372.5(10th)
PASS YDS
265.1(8th)
RUSH YDS
107.4(18th)
(league rank)

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  • Pats' Blount, Vereen questionable vs. Bills; Gray ruled out

    12/26/2014
    The New England Patriots will be shorthanded at running back against the Bills in Week 17. Jonas Gray won't suit up while LeGarrette Blount and Shane Vereen are listed as questionable.
  • Wilfork could lose $1.25M by sitting Bills game

    12/25/2014
    New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork could lose $1.25M in contract incentives if Bill Belichick decides to rest his core players in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Bills.
  • Brady wants to work out offense issues Sunday

    12/23/2014
    The New England Patriots have locked up the No. 1 seed in the AFC, but Tom Brady would like to play in Week 17 so he can work out some issues on New England's offense.
  • Patriots narrowly beat Jets, secure first-round bye

    12/21/2014
    The New England Patriots struggled against the Jets but rallied back to beat their AFC East rival and clinched a first-round bye in the playoffs for a fifth straight season.
  • Wake up, Brady

    12/18/2014
    Tom Brady plans to play into his 40s, but Miami's Cortland Finnegan doesn't see that happening for the Patriots quarterback, saying: "Tell him to wake up from whatever dream he is in."
  • Revis won't commit on Patriots future

    12/17/2014
    Darrelle Revis once patrolled the New York secondary before contract demands forced Gang Green to ship him away. When asked if Revis would return to New England in 2015, he was uncertain.
  • Injury roundup: Pats place first-rounder Easley on injured reserve

    12/17/2014
    Dominique Easley hasn't made a huge impact for the New England Patriots since the team drafted him in the first round of this year's draft. Now his rookie season is over.
  • Pats' second-half barrage clinches AFC East

    12/14/2014
    New year, same result: The New England Patriots have won another AFC East title, this time following a dominating 41-13 win over the Miami Dolphins.
  • Patriots sign OL Cannon to contract extension

    12/11/2014
    The New England Patriots signed offensive lineman Marcus Cannon to a two-year contract extension. Is the improved blocking behind Tom Brady's turnaround over the past two months?
  • Dismissing Bieber curse

    12/05/2014
    Rob Gronkowski had little to say when asked if he's worried his association with Justin Bieber could spell doom for the Patriots in San Diego.
  • Brady has another marquee QB matchup

    12/04/2014
    For the second consecutive week, Tom Brady is going up against one of the premier passers in then when the Patriots visit Philip Rivers and the Chargers for a "Sunday Night Football" showdown.
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
MetLife Stadium - Wk 16 1 2 3 4 T
New England Patriots 0 7 3 7 17
New York Jets 0 10 3 3 16
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
12 Sun, Nov 23 Detroit 34-9   W
13 Sun, Nov 30 @ Green Bay 21-26   L
14 Sun, Dec 07 @ San Diego 23-14   W
15 Sun, Dec 14 Miami 41-13   W
16 Sun, Dec 21 @ New York Jets 17-16   W
17 Sun, Dec 28 Buffalo 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Sebastian Vollmer (T) Q - Back
Tom Brady (QB) P - Ankle
Jonas Gray (RB) O - Ankle
Chandler Jones (DE) Q - Hip
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Tom Brady 566 365 4029 33
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Jonas Gray 89 412 4.6 5
Shane Vereen 94 390 4.1 2
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Rob Gronkowski 82 1124 13.7 12
Julian Edelman 92 972 10.6 4
Brandon LaFell 70 883 12.6 7
Shane Vereen 49 433 8.8 3
Transactions more
Date Transaction
12/27 Dax Swanson (DB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
12/27 Alfonzo Dennard (CB) Reserve/Injured (reserve/injured).
12/27 Josh Boyce (WR) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
12/27 Josh Boyce (WR) Terminated (by Player) from Practice Squad (terminated (by player) from practice squad).
AFC East more
Team W L T Win %
New England 12 3 0 .800
Miami 8 7 0 .533
Buffalo 8 7 0 .533
New York Jets 3 12 0 .200

Head Coach more

Bill Belichick

Regular Season: 211-108

Postseason: 19-9

Experience: 19

Career record: 230-117

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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