New England Patriots


1st AFC East (6-1-0)

Founded: 1960

Stadium: Gillette Stadium

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  • Pats trade TE Derby to Broncos

    Bill Belichick wasn't finished working the phones after trading for linebacker Kyle Van Noy on Tuesday. New England traded tight end A.J. Derby to Denver, the Broncos announced later that afternoon.
  • Pats trade for LB

    For the third straight year, the Patriots are adding linebacker depth midseason via a trade. On Tuesday, New England received Kyle Van Noy from the Lions.
  • Gronk bubbles with anticipation after 68th TD

    Rob Gronkowski scored the 68th touchdown of his career on Sunday against the Steelers. The touchdown put the All-Pro on the doorstep of something magical in The World Of Gronk.
  • Belichick on Bell: 'Oh my God ... tremendous player'

    Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is so good that it had Patriots coach Bill Belichick unable to contain himself when offering immense praise of the running back on Wednesday.
  • NFL to review Burfict hit on Patriots TE Bennett

    Vontaze Burfict's low blow on Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett is under review. The linebacker could be slapped with a big fine for the hit.
  • Kraft: A-listers out for Brady's homecoming

    Tom Brady returns to Gillette Stadium for the first time this season when the Patriots host the Bengals. Pats owner Robert Kraft said Sunday the stars are out for the QB's return.
  • Brady avoids question about Donald Trump's 'locker room talk'

    Tom Brady didn't have much to say when he was asked a question related to comments Donald Trump made that the Republican presidential candidate characterized as "locker room talk."
  • Brady, David Johnson among Players of the Week

    In his first start of the season, Tom Brady threw for 406 yards and three scores. His performance was enough to earn the Patriots quarterback AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
  • Brady slays Browns for 406 yards, 3 TDs in return

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made a triumphant return to the lineup Sunday after his four-game suspension, and it went exactly how you'd expect.
  • Brady, Ninkovich activated by Pats for Sunday

    Tom Brady is officially back. The New England Patriots have activated the quarterback before Sunday's contest against the Cleveland Browns.
  • Patriots cut guard Jonathan Cooper

    For four weeks, Jonathan Cooper's foot injury kept him off the field. Now, he's off the Patriots' roster. The guard was released by New England on Saturday after arriving from the Cardinals via an offseason trade.
  • Gronk: Hamstring has 'obviously' held me back

    Rob Gronkowski conceded Wednesday that his hamstring injury has been a factor in his disappointing production. Will the Patriots' All-Pro be ready for a bigger role with Tom Brady returning?
  • Patriots' Tom Brady eager to prepare for Browns off suspension

    A lot has happened over the first month of this NFL season. Now, Tom Brady gets to join the party. Brady's four-game suspension ended on Monday, and the QB celebrated by going to the team's facility.
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
Heinz Field - Wk 7 1 2 3 4 T
New England Patriots 7 7 6 7 27
Pittsburgh Steelers 0 10 3 3 16
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
5 Sun, Oct 09 @ Cleveland 33-13   W
6 Sun, Oct 16 Cincinnati 35-17   W
7 Sun, Oct 23 @ Pittsburgh 27-16   W
8 Sun, Oct 30 @ Buffalo 1:00 PM ET
9 Bye
10 Sun, Nov 13 Seattle 8:30 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Jamie Collins (LB) Q - Hip
Shea McClellin (LB) Q - Concussion
Elandon Roberts (LB) Q - Ankle
Brandon Bolden (RB) Q - Knee
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Tom Brady 101 76 1004 8
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
LeGarrette Blount 143 566 4 8
James White 24 92 3.8 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Rob Gronkowski 17 375 22.1 2
Martellus Bennett 27 367 13.6 4
Julian Edelman 37 321 8.7 0
Chris Hogan 15 300 20 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
10/25 Shamiel Gary (SAF) Practice Squad (practice squad).
10/25 Kyle Van Noy (OLB) Traded (traded).
10/24 Vinnie Sunseri (DB) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
10/24 Anthony Johnson (DT) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
AFC East more
Team W L T Win %
New England 6 1 0 .857
Buffalo 4 3 0 .571
Miami 3 4 0 .429
New York Jets 2 5 0 .286

Head Coach more

Bill Belichick

Regular Season: 229-114

Postseason: 23-10

Experience: 21

Career record: 252-124

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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