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3rd AFC East (3-0-0)

Founded: 1960

Stadium: Gillette Stadium

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Game Averages (2016)

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PTS
25.3(2nd)
YDS
342.0(9th)
PASS YDS
226.7(12th)
RUSH YDS
115.3(10th)
(league rank)

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  • NFL roster cuts tracker: Trimming to 75 players

    08/28/2016
    It's that time of the preseason. With the 2016 regular season nearly upon us, NFL teams have started trimming their rosters to 75 players. Keep track of all the latest cuts here.
  • Pats sign Jonathan Freeny to two-year extension

    08/27/2016
    New England dished out a two-year contract extension to Jonathan Freeny, a source informed of the deal told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. The linebacker is now under contract through 2018.
  • Brady outshines Garoppolo in backup role

    08/27/2016
    In Tom Brady's 2016 preseason debut, the veteran immediately outplayed Patriots interim quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo against the Panthers. Here's what else we learned in Friday's action.
  • Browns trade Mingo to Patriots for fifth-round pick

    08/25/2016
    The Cleveland Browns have finalized a deal to trade linebacker Barkevious Mingo to the New England Patriots, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports.
  • Gronk back at practice after week-plus layoff

    08/24/2016
    For the first time in more than one week, Rob Gronkowski took to the practice field in Foxborough. Gronk left a joint practice with the Bears last Monday with an undisclosed injury.
  • Patriots trade center Bryan Stork to Redskins

    08/25/2016
    Over the past two seasons, Bryan Stork started 17 games at center for the New England Patriots. On Wednesday, he found himself with another team.
  • Brady: Run-in with scissors a 'silly accident'

    08/23/2016
    Tom Brady is known for carving up defenses, but his ill-fated run-in with a pair of scissors last week was all anyone wanted to talk about Tuesday.
  • Belichick: Third preseason game not 'same universe' as season

    08/23/2016
    For anyone thinking the third preseason game hold some sort of significant meaning, Patriots coach Bill Belichick wants to remind you that it's not even in the "same universe" as regular season.
  • Lewis to have knee procedure; Vollmer to IR?

    08/22/2016
    Patriots RB Dion Lewis is getting a knee "cleanup," according to Ian Rapoport. The team might also be without tackle Sebastian Vollmer.
  • Jimmy G cold, then hot

    08/18/2016
    Jimmy Garoppolo started slowly and finished in strong fashion for the second straight week during the New England Patriots' preseason victory over the Chicago Bears.
  • Brady cuts thumb on scissors, sits out

    08/19/2016
    Even though we expected to see Tom Brady tonight, it turns out he will not be playing. The Patriots quarterback cut the thumb on his throwing hand with scissors before the game.
  • Injury roundup: Julian Edelman (foot) won't play vs. Bears

    08/18/2016
    The Patriots are being cautious with Tom Brady's favorite target. New England is holding wide receiver Julian Edelman out of Thursday night's game against the Bears.
  • Gronk leaves Pats practice early

    08/16/2016
    Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski left practice after pulling up during a drill on Monday, but it appears his injury is minor, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.
  • Brady on Garoppolo: 'He has the respect of everybody'

    08/14/2016
    Jimmy Garoppolo has earned Tom Brady's respect. Find out what Brady said about Garoppolo after the New England Patriots' practice on Sunday.
  • Jimmy G's steady effort

    08/11/2016
    Chalk it up as a workmanlike tune-up for the Patriots passer. Jimmy Garoppolo played the first half of Thursday's game, completing 11 of 18 passes for 168 yards with no touchdowns or picks.
Draft 2016 more
Pick Player
Rd 2, Pick 29 (60) Jones, Cyrus CB 
Rd 3, Pick 15 (78) Thuney, Joe OG 
Rd 3, Pick 29 (91) Brissett, Jacoby QB 
Rd 3, Pick 34 (96) Valentine, Vincent DT 
Rd 4, Pick 14 (112) Mitchell, Malcolm WR 
Rd 6, Pick 33 (208) Grugier-Hill, Kamu OLB 
Rd 6, Pick 39 (214) Roberts, Elandon ILB 
Rd 6, Pick 46 (221) Karras, Ted OG 
Rd 7, Pick 4 (225) Lucien, Devin WR 
Scoreboard more
Bank of America Stadium - Wk 3 1 2 3 4 T
New England Patriots 3 6 7 3 19
Carolina Panthers 0 0 3 14 17
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
P1 Thu, Aug 11 New Orleans 34-22   W
P2 Thu, Aug 18 Chicago 23-22   W
P3 Fri, Aug 26 @ Carolina 19-17   W
P4 Thu, Sep 01 @ New York Giants 7:00 PM ET
1 Sun, Sep 11 @ Arizona 8:30 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 18 Miami 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Preseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Jimmy Garoppolo 54 36 406 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Tyler Gaffney 29 130 4.5 1
LeGarrette Blount 25 115 4.6 2
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A.J. Derby 10 138 13.8 1
Chris Hogan 9 115 12.8 1
Aaron Dobson 6 86 14.3 0
James White 4 73 18.3 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
8/25 Barkevious Mingo (OLB) Traded (traded).
8/25 Donald Brown (RB) Terminated, Vested Veteran, all contracts (terminated, vested veteran, all contracts).
8/25 Alan Branch (DT) Suspension Lifted (suspension lifted).
8/24 Nate Washington (WR) Terminated, Vested Veteran, all contracts (terminated, vested veteran, all contracts).
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: 223-113

Postseason: 23-10

Experience: 21

Career record: 246-123

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. 26, 2016 at 09:56 p.m.

    New England Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett connects with wide receiver DeAndre Carter for the 12-yard TD

  2. Published: Aug. 26, 2016 at 09:51 p.m.

    New England Patriots cornerback Cyrus Jones returns the punt 60 yards.

  3. Published: Aug. 26, 2016 at 08:54 p.m.

    New England Patriots defensive back Duron Harmon intercepts QB Derek Anderson.

  4. Published: Aug. 26, 2016 at 08:36 p.m.

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady throws a 33-yard TD strike to wide receiver Chris Hogan.

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