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    New England Patriots Franchise Information

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    Established: 1960
    Stadium: Gillette Stadium
    Colours: Navy blue, red, silver & white
    Hall of Famers: John Hannah, Mike Hayes, Nick Buoniconti, Andre Tippett, Curtis Martin, Junior Seau, Randy Moss & Ty Law 
    Hall of Fame Coaches: Bill Parcells
    Rivals: Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts & New York Giants 
    Legends: Tom Brady, John Hannah, Andre Tippett, Mick Hayes, Troy Brown, Vince Wilfork, Ty Law, Rob Gronkowski, Randy Moss, Adam Vinatieri, Wes Welker & Julian Edelman
    Retired Numbers: 20, 40, 57, 73, 78, 79 & 80 
    Conference:  AFC
    Super Bowl Championships: 6: 2001, 2003, 2004, 2014, 2016 & 2018
    Conference Championships: 11: 1985, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017 & 2018
    2019 Record: 12-4
    1st 2020 Draft Pick: #37 Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne
    2020 Power Ranking: 14
    Team in a Tweet: A new era.

    New England Patriots Fixtures 2020 / 2021

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    New England Patriots History

    In November of 1959 Boston businessman Billy Sulivan secured the rights to establish the eighth and final franchise of the American Football League. The following winter, local fans submitted suggestions for the name of the team, the most popular choice and the one that was eventually selected by Sullivan was the Boston Patriots.

    Despite having Gino Cappelletti (1964) and Jim Nance (1966) both acquire AFL league MVP’s, the Patriots struggled throughout their time in the AFL, only mustering one playoff appearance from 10 seasons. 

    Following the NFL merger in 1970 the Patriots moved to a new stadium in Foxborough Massachusetts and officially changed their name to the New England Patriots. After five consecutive losing seasons in the NFL, the Patriots started to find their feet in the late 70’s. 

    Making their first NFL playoff appearance in 1976, and winning their second division championship in 1978. Losing both postseason campaigns in the first round. In 1985 the Patriots secured their first NFL playoff victory, on their way to taking out their first AFC conference championship, defeating the Miami Dolphins 31-14 and progressing to their maiden Super Bowl appearance.

    Following the 46-10 Super Bowl loss to the Denver Broncos, the Patriots collected 11 wins from 16 games the following season and claimed the franchise’s third division championship. New England was one again eliminated in the first week of playoffs. 

    After a 1-15 season in 1990, the Patriots changed ownership once again, and signed Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells for the 1993 season. Despite owner James Orthwein’s intention of moving the team to St. Louis, Robert Kraft took over ownership in 1994, buying the team for $175 million. 

    Parcells was named NFL Coach of the Year in 1994, as the Patriots lost the Wildcard playoff Game to the Browns. New England’s next playoff appearance came in 1996, after an 11-5 regular season. The Pats defeated the Steelers and the Jaguars as they progressed to their second Super Bowl appearance, and subsequently claiming their second AFC championship.

    The ultimate prize once again eluded them, defeated 35-21 by the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXI. Parcells retired following the Super Bowl defeat, and only three seasons later, his former defensive coordinator Bill Belichick was named the head coach of the Patriots in 2000. 

    At his first draft as head coach, Belichick selected quarterback Tom Brady with the 199th pick, and a 20 year dynasty was born. The ‘Brady Belichick era’ has been one of the most dominant periods of success in the history of the NFL. From 2000-2019 the Patriots won six Super Bowls, nine AFC championships and 17 divisional titles. 

    Brady and Belichick were the two constants throughout this era, with Brady winning three league MVPs and four Super Bowl MVPs, while Belichick has been named NFL coach of the year on three occasions. In the 2020 offseason, Tom Brady announced that he would be leaving the Patriots to continue his NFL career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

    Despite the loss of arguably the greatest player of all time, the Patriots roster is still littered with Super Bowl champions, and still led by arguably the greatest coach in the history of the NFL. The Patriots have since signed 2015 NFL MVP Cam Newton to replace Brady at quarterback.

    Expert 2020 / 2021 Picks & Preview on New England Patriots

    If you are a fan of the New England Patriots, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2020 / 2021 season. Do the New England Patriots have the star power to make it all the way to the Super Bowl in 2021? Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the New England Patriots:

    Preview on New England Patriots Head Coach: Bill Belichick

    Arguably the greatest head coach in the history of the league, Bill Belichick is about to enter his 21st season as head coach of the New England Patriots with more to prove than his record would suggest. 

    The year of 2020 will be Belichick’s first season without Tom Brady at his disposal, with the future Hall of Fame quarterback having signed with Tampa Bay this off season. After six Super Bowl Championships together, Belichick and Brady will be on a mission to prove that they can both succeed without the other. 

    Although public perception is that the Patriots dynasty is over, Belichick is still the favourite to take out coach of the year honours, and with 2019’s number one ranked defence still intact, as well as the acquisition of former MVP quarterback Cam Newton, there is no evidence to suggest that the Patriots are going to bow out of the AFC. Count out Bill Belichick and the Patriots at your own peril.

    Preview on New England Patriots Offensive Weapon: Cam Newton, QB

    After an unprecedented offseason for the Patriots and the NFL, New England parted ways with arguably the greatest player of all time, Tom Brady. Resulting in the Patriots quarterback position falling into the hands of 23-year-old Jarrett Stidham. That was until late June, when the Patriots signed former MVP Cam Newton. 

    After a tumultuous ending to his time with the Panthers, Newton signed a one year $7.5 million max deal with the Patriots, making him the 23rd highest paid QB in the NFL. In recent years, Newton’s impressive resume has been glanced over by many franchises around the league. 

    As well as the 2015 MVP and Super Bowl appearance, Newton has earned three Pro Bowl invitations, the 2011 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award as well as possessing numerous Panthers franchise and NFL records, with career totals of 29,041 pass yards (182 TDs) and 4,806 rush yards (58 TDs, the most by any QB in NFL history). With a chance at reviving his career the former MVP will be coming into the 2020 season looking to earn back the respect that a player of his calibre deserves.  

    Preview on New England Patriots Defensive Weapon: Stephon Gilmore, CB

    Life after Tom Brady is one of the biggest question marks coming into the 2020 season around the league. Having lost the greatest player of all time, public perception is that the franchise is set to finally decline after 20 years of success. 

    However, if Stephon Gilmore continues to play at a supremely high level as seen in 2019, the Patriots will be a lock for another playoff berth and the dynasty may continue. In 2019, Gilmore was the most talented player on the Patriots roster, winning the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year award after leading the NFL in interceptions with a career high six.

    This was as well as scoring two defensive touchdowns, becoming the first New England Patriot to win the award. Gilmore was given Pro Bowl and All Pro First Team honours, and was a leader of the number one ranked defence in the league. A feat he will be looking to repeat in 2020.

    New England Patriots Betting & Odds History

    Following a 12-4 regular season record in 2019, the New England Patriots opened at +1200 to take out Super Bowl LV in February of 2021. With growing speculation of whether Tom Brady will remain with the team, the Patriots drifted throughout February and March. 

    Once the 6 time Super Bowl champ announced that he would not be resigning with New England, the Patriots odds rose sharply to +1900. In the aftermath of Brady’s departure the Patriots continued to drift to as high as +2533, which was followed by a sharp plunge off the back of 2015 NFL MVP Cam Newton signing with New England. 

    With a new quarterback taking over offense as well as a league high eight players having opted out of the season due to coronavirus, the Patriots currently have odds of +1333 to win their seventh title under Bill Bellichick. 

    Given that New England have won the AFC East each of the last 11 seasons, and 16 of the last 17, the Patriots unsurprisingly opened as -250 favourites to take out the division. Following the departure of Tom Brady the Patriots drifted, losing favouritism to the Buffalo Bills. 

    As we approached the kickoff of the 2020 season the Bills (+116) held onto favouritism, leading the Patriots (+138) by a slim margin. This is the first time since 2003 that New England will not enter the season as the favorites to win the AFC East.

    Reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Gilmore has pre season odds of +1700 to take out the prestigious award for the second year in a row. While Bill Belichick is the +1200 favourite to take out his fourth NFL Coach of the Year award. 

    New England Patriots FAQ

    Still got some burning questions about the New England Patriots? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    Where do the New England Patriots play?

    The New England Patriots play their home games at Gillette Stadium. 

    Who owns the New England Patriots?

    The Kraft family owns the New England Patriots.  

    Has the New England Patriots won an NFL Super Bowl?

    The New England Patriots have won six Super Bowls. 

    Who is the New England Patriots coach?

    Bill Belichick has been the head coach of the New England Patriots since 2000.

    Do the New England Patriots play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the New England Patriots are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming New England Patriots games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the New England Patriots record?

    While we eagerly wait for the new NFL season to begin, last season the Patriots finished first in the American Football Conference East, with a 12-4 win loss record. 

    Did the New England Patriots win last night?

    Fans of the New England Patriots are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much is the New England Patriots worth?

    According to Forbes magazine, the New England Patriots are worth $4.1 billion.

    Who do the New England Patriots play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the NFL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the New England Patriots play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the New England Patriots?

    You can watch the New England Patriots on CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone and Direct TV NFL Sunday Ticket. On demand you can watch the games on CBS All Access, FOX Sports app, NBC Sports app, ESPN, Amazon Prime Video, NFL Mobile app, NFL Sunday Ticket, DIRECT TV NFL Sunday Ticket, NFL Game Pass, Yahoo Sports App, NFL Mobile app and Patriots app. 

    Will the New England Patriots make the playoffs this year?

    Good news for all you NFL fans, the new season has started! At this stage we do not know whether the New England Patriots will make the playoffs this year, but they did make the playoffs when they finished the regular season with a 12-4 record. 

    When do the New England Patriots play?

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    When is the next New England Patriots game? 

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    Where did the New England Patriots finish the season?

    The Patriots finished first in the American Football Conference East division, in the 2019 NFL season. 

    How many games did the New England Patriots win?

    The New England Patriots won 12 games in the 2019 NFL season.