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    New England Patriots Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the New England Patriots to get you started: 

    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

    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.

    In what was their first season without Tom Brady on their roster since 1999, the Patriots started the season 2–5, their worst record through 7 games since 2000.

    The Buffalo Bills Week 14 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers marked the first time since 2008 that the Patriots would not be winning the AFC East division and following their Week 15 loss to the Miami Dolphins, New England were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention for the first time since 2008, bringing an end to their streak of  19 consecutive winning seasons.

    While this was all happening, Tom Brady turned the previously 7-9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers into an 11-5 regular season team and led the Bucs to their first Super Bowl victory since 2002. Brady was named the MVP of Super Bowl LV and now has more Super Bowl rings (7) than any NFL franchise (New England – 6, Pittsburgh – 6).

    Bill found the next leader of the evil empire in 2021 when Mac Jones emerged as one of the best young quarterbacks in the National Football League. Jones led the Patriots to the playoffs in his rookie season, where they lost in the Wild Card round.

    Expert 2022-23 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 2022-23 season. Do the New England Patriots have the star power to make it all the way to the Super Bowl in 2023?

    Our experts will provide an analysis on the Patriots’ chances closer to the start of the 2022-23 season. In the meantime, you can check out our thoughts on the team before the 2021-22 season started:

    The Patriots are one of the most interesting teams this season and are looking to rebound from a 7 win season with rookie quarterback Mac Jones at the helm. With the surprise release of Cam Newton do the Patriots have enough talent to make a deep playoff run?

    Front Office

    Much of the Patriots storied coaching staff returns for this season, namely the Greatest Coach of all time, Bill Belichick and Offensive Mastermind Josh McDaniels. Belichick is known to many both familiar and unfamiliar to the sport due to his greatness.

    Belichick has had a storied career, coaching for 46 consecutive years and is one of the greatest defensive minds of all time. He is entering his 22nd year as the head coach of the Patriots and holds a phenomenal 244-92 record over his past 21 seasons as head coach.

    The Patriots had a deeply flawed roster last season with a horrendous receiving unit and undermanned defense. These struggles were accentuated by Cam Newton being unable to pick up from his former MVP glory.

    The Patriots realistically should’ve gone 2-14 last but due to clever coaching and well designed gameplans, they were able to get 7 wins including a win against the Ravens. Belichick and the Patriots brain trust have always found ways to take advantage of their opponents’ weakness and this will continue going into the next season.

    This year Belichick and the front office have been aggressive and spent a record amount of money signing free agents, with $159.6 million in guaranteed money being spent in 9 days. The Patriots roster is a complete 180 on the roster of the past season.

    On top of that, many Patriots vets are returning after taking a year off due to COVID, with the most notable being Donta Hightower who is the Patriots defensive anchor. The front office has splurged and done their best to fill this team with high level talent for Belichick to make another run at the Super Bowl without Tom Brady.

    Offense

    The Patriots have been revitalised this offseason on offense and could prove to be one of the best, most balanced offenses in the league after the offseason spending spree. The Patriots offensive unit was woeful in 2020.

    After losing Brady, the Patriots completely transformed into a run first team, using Cam Newton and the Patriots deep group of versatile backs to pound the ball behind the great Patriots offensive line.

    The biggest issue with the Patriots offense was the passing game. The Patriots had just 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in the 2020 season, which was the worst mark in the entire league.

    This was due to inaccurate throwing by Cam Newton and the fact that the Patriots had one notable receiver, Julian Edelman, and he barely played and had to retire due to his bad knees. Outside of Edelman the Patriots had no one at receiver or tight end.

    This year Patriots have dumped money into the problem to improve their receiving group as well as drafted Mac Jones. The Patriots have gone and added Nelson Agholor, Kendrick Bourne, Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry to their air attack. Mac Jones will be the man leading this unit and he has looked accurate during the preseason.

    He is definitely a step above Cam Newton passing wise. The group has greatly improved and when considering the Patriots strong run game, they should be able to attack teams from the air and ground. After being one of the worst offenses in the league, the Patriots should shoot up the rankings this year due to their versatile new group.

    Defense

    The defense is the obvious strength of the Patriots, due to their strong roster and coaching. Belichick has always fielded very good defenses and this year shapes up to potentially be one of his best defenses ever. Belichick has never spent so much money on signing defensive talent.

    The Patriots already had one of the best secondaries in the league last year, and now they add Jalen Mills to that unit. Teams have always struggled against the Belichick led air defense, and with the versatile Mills in the unit they should have an even more difficult time.

    On the front end the Patriots get back the hard blitzing anchor Donta Hightower, as well as a number of free agency additions to strengthen the front 7. The Patriots should be able to bring good pressure this year which is a long awaited development for Patriots fans.

    This all leads to a team which has a lockdown secondary and an aggressive front 7, meaning most teams will have trouble scoring against them. We predict the Patriots will be a top 3 defensive unit this season.

    New England Patriots Betting & Odds Preview 2022-23

    The 2021-22 season is over and we take a look back at the New England Patriots betting history for the most recent season. We will provide more information in relation to the new 2022-23 season once information becomes available. In the meantime, have a look at the betting and odds information for the Patriots before the start of the previous season:

    For the first time since 2000, the New England Patriots finished the regular season with a losing record, 7-9. The Patriots also boasted a 7-9 record against the spread in the 2020 season.

    In what was their first season in two decades without Tom Brady starting at quarterback, the Patriots struggled with their offensive consistency last year, which reflected in their total points. New England had a 5-11 over-under record last season, only the Giants (3) and Rams (4) covered the Over in fewer games. 

    With still so much uncertainty on who will be the starting quarterback in New England next season, the Patriots have opened with odds of +4000 to win Super Bowl LVI.

    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?

    The New England Patriots finished the 2021 season with a 10-7 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 $5 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?

    The New England Patriots did make the playoffs last year after finishing with a 10-7 record, second in the AFC East and 6th in the AFC.

    When do the New England Patriots play?

    New England Patriots fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here as SportsTips we list all the information you need like the kick off time, location of the game and the all important NFL odds.

    When is the next New England Patriots game? 

    For more details on the next New England Patriots game, check above on the page, we include all the details there.

    Where did the New England Patriots finish the season?

    The New England Patriots finished second in the AFC East and 6th in the AFC.

    How many games did the New England Patriots win?

    The New England Patriots won ten games in the 2021 NFL season.