The New England Patriots are almost infamous for being great at the game of football. The Patriots fall under the East Division of the American Football Conference (AFC). They have won 15 out of 17 AFC East titles. New England Patriots have played in the Super Bowl 10 times which is a record for any team. Five of those appearance they won at the helm of their Coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady.
Records Held by New England Patriots
- Most appearances in the Super Bowl franchise history
- Most wins in a ten-year period between 2003 -2012 – 126 wins in total
- Undefeated 16 game season 2007
- longest winning streak in regular season games and playoff games- 21 games from October 2003 to October 2004
- Most Super Bowls won under the same coach and quarterback
- Most number of consecutive division title wins – 9 straight AFC East titles between 2009 – 2017
New England Patriots History
They were originally called the Boston Patriots from 1959 right up to 1971 when they changed their name to New England Patriots. Their first years in American Football League were very shaky. They only played one game in 1963 which they lost dismally to San Diego Chargers. They all but disappeared for the next 13 years.
In 1970 the American Football League and National Football League merged and the New England Patriots were assigned to the East Division of the American Football Conference. The next year the Patriots made Foxborough Stadium in Massachusetts their new home which is where they would be for the next 30 years. In the 70’s the patriots made a marked improvement getting to the Superbowl playoffs. They experienced a dip in the 80s which they then recovered from in the early 90s. New England Patriots rebranded after getting sold for the third time in 14 years. They managed to get to the play offs in 97 and 98.
Everything seemed to turn around for the better in the year 2000 when they got a new coach Bill Belichick and a new home stadium the Gillette Stadium in 2002. They went to win three Superbowl’s in 4 years and creating records in the process.
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