New England Patriots


1st AFC East (12-4-0)

Founded: 1960

Stadium: Gillette Stadium

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  • 'Want to be Gronk'

    Robert Kraft knows how great Rob Gronkowski's life is on and off the football field. The New England Patriots owner said many people might want to be the All-Pro tight end "in our next lives."
  • Second fire alarm goes off at Pats' hotel

    For the second time in three nights a false fire alarm went off at the New England Patriots' hotel. Was Rob Gronkowski able to sleep through the ruckus again?
  • How Patriots turn other teams' trash into treasure

    After four underwhelming years in Carolina, wideout Brandon LaFell broke out big time this season in New England. How do the Patriots do this over and over with players nobody else wants?
  • Brady, Lynch hold keys to victory in Super Bowl XLIX

    While Tom Brady chases history, Marshawn Lynch will be counted on to keep the ball out of the Patriots quarterback's hands as the Seahawks go for back-to-back Super Bowl triumphs.
  • Brady battling cold, watching more film than ever

    In addition to preparing for a Super Bowl battle with the Seahawks on Sunday, Tom Brady admitted Wednesday that he's fighting a cold that traveled with him to Phoenix.
  • Blount says he didn't orchestrate Steelers exit

    LeGarrette Blount's release from the Pittsburgh Steelers and signing with the New England Patriots was a quick turn. The running back said he didn't orchestrate getting cut so he could rejoin the Pats.
  • Garoppolo: Brady's 'ready to roll' for Sunday

    Patriots rookie QB Jimmy Garoppolo had nothing but praise for Tom Brady during Media Day. "He's a very down-to-earth guy," said the second-round passer. "A regular guy and we get along great."
  • Bennett: Kam would knock Solder into next week

    Michael Bennett said he's not worried about covering Patriots tackle Nate Solder, who scored a touchdown last week, in pass coverage. The Seattle defensive lineman has Kam Chancellor to back him up.
  • McDaniels: Pats won't avoid Sherman

    Many shy away from Richard Sherman on the field, but Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said he won't avoid the All-Pro Seattle cornerback during the Super Bowl on Sunday.
  • Pats LB Collins prefers flying below the radar

    Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins went from a part-time rookie starter to an All-Pro candidate this season. Collins passed on the opportunity for self-promotion during Super Bowl Media Day.
  • Blount: Seahawks' defense is 'not immortal'

    New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount said the Seattle Seahawks defense isn't immortal and "can be beat." He'll try to do just that Sunday during the Super Bowl.
Draft 2015 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 31 (31)  
Scoreboard more
Gillette Stadium - Wk 20 1 2 3 4 T
Indianapolis Colts 0 7 0 0 7
New England Patriots 14 3 21 7 45
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
15 Sun, Dec 14 Miami 41-13   W
16 Sun, Dec 21 @ New York Jets 17-16   W
17 Sun, Dec 28 Buffalo 9-17   L
DIV Sat, Jan 10 Baltimore 35-31   W
CONF Sun, Jan 18 Indianapolis 45-7   W
SB Sun, Feb 01 @ Seattle 6:30 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Tom Brady 85 56 593 6
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
LeGarrette Blount 33 149 4.5 3
Tom Brady 9 13 1.4 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Julian Edelman 17 172 10.1 0
Rob Gronkowski 10 136 13.6 2
Brandon LaFell 9 90 10 1
Danny Amendola 6 89 14.8 2
Transactions more
Date Transaction
1/17 Joe Vellano (DT) Terminated (by Player) from Practice Squad (terminated (by player) from practice squad).
1/17 Steve Maneri (TE) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
1/17 Joe Vellano (DT) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
12/30 Jeremy Gallon (WR) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
AFC East more
Team W L T Win %
New England 12 4 0 .750
Buffalo 9 7 0 .563
Miami 8 8 0 .500
New York Jets 4 12 0 .250

Head Coach more

Bill Belichick

Regular Season: 211-109

Postseason: 21-9

Experience: 19

Career record: 232-118

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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