New England Patriots


3rd AFC East (2-0-0)

Founded: 1960

Stadium: Gillette Stadium

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  • Brady: Run-in with scissors a 'silly accident'

    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

    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?

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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'

    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

    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.
  • Injuries: Edelman back at Pats practice

    The New England Patriots can breathe a sigh of relief. Their star wide receiver, Julian Edelman, returned to practice on Wednesday after tweaking his foot in practice on Tuesday.
  • Rob Ninkovich out until October with torn triceps

    Veteran Patriots defensive end is expected to be sidelined until October with a torn triceps. Is New England hurting for pass rushing help now that Ninkovich is sidelined and Chandler Jones is gone?
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
Gillette Stadium - Wk 2 1 2 3 4 T
Chicago Bears 11 0 0 11 22
New England Patriots 0 17 6 0 23
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 7:30 PM ET
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 39 27 349 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Tyler Gaffney 20 95 4.8 1
LeGarrette Blount 20 89 4.5 2
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A.J. Derby 9 118 13.1 1
James White 3 73 24.3 0
Martellus Bennett 5 59 11.8 0
Malcolm Mitchell 4 55 13.8 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
8/23 E.J. Biggers (DB) Terminated, Vested Veteran, all contracts (terminated, vested veteran, all contracts).
8/22 V'Angelo Bentley (CB) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
8/22 Cedric Thompson (DB) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
8/22 Bear Pascoe (TE) 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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Team Profiles

  1. Published: Aug. 18, 2016 at 09:29 p.m.

    New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo connects with wide receiver A.J. Derby for a touchdown in preseason action against the Chicago Bears.

  2. Published: Aug. 18, 2016 at 09:24 p.m.

    Chicago Bears QB Brian Hoyer intercepts New England Patriots cornerback Cyrus Jones.

  3. Published: Aug. 18, 2016 at 09:17 p.m.

    New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount powers his way into the end zone for a touchdown.

  4. Published: Aug. 11, 2016 at 10:24 p.m.

    New England Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers makes a strip sack and runs the recovered ball in for a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in 2016 preseason play.

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