New England Patriots


1st AFC East (14-2-0)

Founded: 1960

Stadium: Gillette Stadium

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  • Hue: Burkhead to flourish with Pats

    Did the Patriots steal an underrated gem in free agency? Find out why Browns coach Hue Jackson believes running back Rex Burkhead will "flourish" in New England.
  • Kraft: Brady willing to play 6 or 7 more years

    Over the past few seasons, Tom Brady has talked about playing until he's 50 years old. Now, the team's ownership is also giving a window into their 39-year-old MVP's timeline.
  • Tom Brady's jerseys safely returned to Patriot Way

    It's all over! Tom Brady's jerseys from Super Bowl XLIX and LI have been returned to Foxborough. What lessons can we take away from this whole ordeal?
  • Patriots to visit White House on April 19

    The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will visit the White House on April 19, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced Thursday.
  • Mitchell has re-watched SB LI multiple times

    Patriots wideout Malcolm Mitchell has watched the Super Bowl a handful of times since helping New England to their comeback victory over the Falcons in Super Bowl LI.
  • James Comey, head of the FBI, hates the Patriots

    There are quite a lot of people who love the Patriots. There are also many, many, many others who hate them. On Monday, we learned which side of the fence the head of the FBI sits.
  • Are Pats targeting Saints' No. 11 pick for Butler?

    The Patriots are willing to wait on Malcolm Butler and the Saints to make their next move. Is New England eyeing New Orleans' No. 11 overall draft pick in exchange for the cornerback?
  • Brady's missing Super Bowl jerseys found

    Tom Brady's missing jersey from the Patriots' epic Super Bowl LI win over the Falcons has been recovered, the NFL confirmed. His missing Super Bowl XLIX jersey also has been found.
  • Ealy is excited to team up with Flowers on Patriots

    Kony Ealy, who was acquired by New England in a trade with the Carolina Panthers last week, is excited about playing alongside Trey Flowers in the Patriots' defense.
  • Hightower decision time

    Dont'a Hightower likely will decide to sign with either the Patriots or Jets today. However, there's a strong chance he will return to New England, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports.
  • Patriots add to backfield stable with Burkhead

    The Patriots added to their backfield stable by signing former Bengals tailback Rex Burkhead. Is New England finished shopping after picking up Burkhead, Brandin Cooks and Dwayne Allen?
  • Teams convinced Hightower will return to Pats

    Dont'a Hightower remains the biggest fish in the free-agent pond, but don't expect the linebacker to change area codes. Teams are convinced Hightower is poised to return to New England.
  • Trade! Saints ship Cooks to New England

    The New Orleans Saints traded wide receiver Brandin Cooks to New England in exchange for a package that includes the Patriots' first-round pick.
  • Trade! Panthers ship Ealy, draft pick to Pats for second-rounder

    The Panthers announced Friday that the Patriots have shipped their second-round pick south in exchange for pass-rusher Kony Ealy and Carolina's third-rounder.
Draft 2017 more
Pick Player
Rd 3, Pick 8 (72)  
Rd 3, Pick 32 (96)  
Rd 4, Pick 25 (131)  
Rd 5, Pick 19 (163)  
Rd 5, Pick 40 (183)  
Rd 6, Pick 16 (200)  
Rd 7, Pick 21 (239)  
Scoreboard more
NRG Stadium - Wk 22 1 2 3 4 OT T
New England Patriots 0 3 6 19 6 34
Atlanta Falcons 0 21 7 0 0 28
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
15 Sun, Dec 18 @ Denver 16-3   W
16 Sat, Dec 24 New York Jets 41-3   W
17 Sun, Jan 01 @ Miami 35-14   W
DIV Sat, Jan 14 Houston 34-16   W
CONF Sun, Jan 22 Pittsburgh 36-17   W
SB Sun, Feb 05 @ Atlanta 34-28   W
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Tom Brady 142 93 1137 7
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
LeGarrette Blount 35 109 3.1 1
Dion Lewis 25 79 3.2 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Julian Edelman 21 342 16.3 1
Chris Hogan 17 332 19.5 2
James White 18 137 7.6 2
Martellus Bennett 11 98 8.9 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
3/16 Justin Coleman (CB) Exclusive Rights Signing (exclusive rights signing).
3/16 Dont'a Hightower (MLB) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
3/14 Rex Burkhead (RB) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
3/13 Lawrence Guy (DE) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
AFC East more
Team W L T Win %
New England 14 2 0 .875
Miami 10 6 0 .625
Buffalo 7 9 0 .438
New York Jets 5 11 0 .313

Head Coach more

Bill Belichick

Regular Season: 237-115

Postseason: 26-10

Experience: 22

Career record: 263-125

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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Team Profiles

  1. Published: Feb. 13, 2017 at 09:00 a.m.

    New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo finds tight end Martellus Bennett in the end zone for a 20-yard TD.

  2. Published: Feb. 6, 2017 at 07:11 p.m.

    New England Patriots running back James White scores the game tying TD on 1-yard rush.

  3. Published: Feb. 6, 2017 at 06:41 p.m.

    New England Patriots RB James White powers in 2-yard TD.

  4. Published: Feb. 5, 2017 at 09:45 p.m.

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady finds wide receiver Danny Amendola at the end zone for 6-yard TD.

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