New England Patriots


2nd AFC East (2-1-0)

Founded: 1960

Stadium: Gillette Stadium

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  • Revis picked on by Derek Carr?

    In Sunday's 16-9 defeat at the hands of the Patriots, Oakland QB Derek Carr threw at cornerback Darrelle Revis six times, completing five of those passes. Is Revis Island in trouble?
  • Defense, not offense, pushes Patriots past Raiders

    An interception by Vince Wilfork near his goal line gave the heavily favored New England Patriots the ball with 51 seconds left, and they ran out the clock to hold off the Oakland Raiders 16-9 on Sunday.
  • Tom Brady trolls Raiders fans

    Tom Brady's star was launched into the stratosphere after the Tuck Rule Game. The New England Patriots quarterback shares his fond memories of the game against Oakland, surely to the dismay of Raiders fans.
  • What drives Tom Brady?

    Tom Brady has done it all and then some. So how does he keep himself going entering his 15th NFL season? The New England Patriots quarterback sits down with Andrea Kremer.
  • Pats' D dominates in 30-7 win over Vikes

    The Patriots barely needed Tom Brady. They crushed the Vikings because of defense, special teams, and a running game that helped to kill the clock in the second half.
  • Wilfork: Pats' D needs to go back to drawing board

    The New England Patriots' defense got run over by Knowshon Moreno on Sunday. After all the offseason hype, defensive lineman Vince Wilfork said the Pats' defense must go back to the "drawing board."
  • Dolphins upset Patriots in Miami

    Knowshon Moreno rushed for 134 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown that essentially sealed the outcome, Ryan Tannehill threw for two scores and the Miami Dolphins overpowered New England.
  • Brady listed as questionable for Sunday

    Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (calf) rejoined his teammates for practice on Friday after missing Thursday's session. However, the signal-caller is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. Miami.
  • Brady misses practice

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady sat out practice on Thursday and was later listed on the team's injury report with a calf issue. Will it affect his status for Sunday?
  • Pats OC McDaniels 'really impressed' with TE Wright

    Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is already "really impressed" with former Buccaneers tight end Tim Wright. Will the newly acquired pass-catcher have a big role in Tom Brady's offense?
  • Belichick won't say if Gronk will play Sunday

    Rob Gronkowski said that he's ready to go for the Patriots' season opener against the Dolphins. With a few days of practice left, New England coach Bill Belichick won't make anything official.
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
Gillette Stadium - Wk 3 1 2 3 4 T
Oakland Raiders 3 0 6 0 9
New England Patriots 0 10 0 6 16
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
1 Sun, Sep 07 @ Miami 20-33   L
2 Sun, Sep 14 @ Minnesota 30-7   W
3 Sun, Sep 21 Oakland 16-9   W
4 Mon, Sep 29 @ Kansas City 8:30 PM ET
5 Sun, Oct 05 Cincinnati 8:30 PM ET
6 Sun, Oct 12 @ Buffalo 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Michael Buchanan (DE) Q - Ankle
Jamie Collins (LB) Q - Thigh
Dan Connolly (G) P - Knee
Alfonzo Dennard (CB) Q - Shoulder
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Tom Brady 114 67 632 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Stevan Ridley 52 176 3.4 1
Shane Vereen 20 96 4.8 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Julian Edelman 22 260 11.8 1
Rob Gronkowski 11 116 10.5 2
Kenbrell Thompkins 6 53 8.8 0
Shane Vereen 9 52 5.8 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
9/17 Dax Swanson (DB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
9/16 Darius Fleming (LB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
9/16 Kona Schwenke (DT) Practice Squad (practice squad).
9/16 Caylin Hauptmann (OT) Practice Squad (practice squad).
AFC East more
Team W L T Win %
Buffalo 2 1 0 .667
New England 2 1 0 .667
New York Jets 1 2 0 .333
Miami 1 2 0 .333

Head Coach more

Bill Belichick

Regular Season: 201-106

Postseason: 19-9

Experience: 19

Career record: 220-115

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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