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1st AFC East (9-2-0)

Founded: 1960

Stadium: Gillette Stadium

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Game Averages (2016)

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PTS
26.6(6th)
YDS
386.2(6th)
PASS YDS
270.4(6th)
RUSH YDS
115.8(7th)
(league rank)

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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
MetLife Stadium - Wk 12 1 2 3 4 T
New England Patriots 0 10 3 9 22
New York Jets 3 7 0 7 17
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
10 Sun, Nov 13 Seattle 24-31   L
11 Sun, Nov 20 @ San Francisco 30-17   W
12 Sun, Nov 27 @ New York Jets 22-17   W
13 Sun, Dec 04 Los Angeles 1:00 PM ET
14 Mon, Dec 12 Baltimore 8:30 PM ET
15 Sun, Dec 18 @ Denver 4:25 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Woodrow Hamilton (DT) Q - Illness
Chris Hogan (WR) Q - Back
Jordan Richards (S) O - Knee
Julian Edelman (WR) Q - Foot
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Tom Brady 256 175 2201 18
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
LeGarrette Blount 212 869 4.1 12
James White 28 112 4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Julian Edelman 64 617 9.6 2
Martellus Bennett 42 540 12.9 4
Rob Gronkowski 25 540 21.6 3
Chris Hogan 23 461 20 2
Transactions more
Date Transaction
12/2 Kennard Backman (TE) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
12/2 Glenn Gronkowski (FB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
11/30 Glenn Gronkowski (FB) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
11/30 D.J. Foster (RB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
AFC East more
Team W L T Win %
New England 9 2 0 .818
Miami 7 4 0 .636
Buffalo 6 5 0 .545
New York Jets 3 8 0 .273

Head Coach more

Bill Belichick

Regular Season: 232-115

Postseason: 23-10

Experience: 21

Career record: 255-125

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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