The New England Patriots are a professional American football team situated in the Greater Boston region. The Patriots contend in the National Football League (NFL) as a part club of the league’s American Football Conference (AFC) East division. The group plays its home diversions at Gillette Stadium in the town of Foxborough, Massachusetts, which is located (34 km) southwest of downtown Boston, Massachusetts and (32 km) upper east of downtown Providence, Rhode Island. The Patriots are additionally headquartered at Gillette Stadium.
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A unique individual from the American Football League (AFL), the Patriots joined the NFL in the 1970 merger of the two alliances. The group changed its name from the original Boston Patriots after relocating to Foxborough in 1971. The Patriots played their home diversions at Foxboro Stadium from 1971 to 2001, at that point moved to Gillette Stadium toward the beginning of the 2002 season. The Patriots’ rivalry with the New York Jets is considered a standout amongst the most bitter rivalries in the NFL.
The Patriots have showed up in the Super Bowl ten times in establishment history, the vast majority of any group, eight of them since the landing of head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady in 2000. The Patriots have since turned out to be a standout amongst the best groups in NFL history, winning 15 AFC East titles in 17 seasons since 2001, without a losing season in that period. The establishment has since set various prominent records, incorporating most wins in a ten-year time span (126, in 2003– 2012), an undefeated 16-amusement standard season in 2007, the longest winning streakconsisting of customary season and playoff recreations in NFL history (a 21-diversion streak from October 2003 to October 2004), and the most back to back division titles won by a group in NFL history (won nine straight division titles from 2009 to 2017). The group possesses the record for most Super Bowls achieved (eight) and won (five) by a head coach– quarterback couple. As of now, the group is tied with the 49ers and Cowboys for the second most Super Bowl wins with five, after the Steelers, who have six.
On November 16, 1959, Boston business executive Billy Sullivan was granted the eighth and last establishment of the developing American Football League (AFL). The accompanying winter, local people were permitted to submit thoughts for the Boston football group’s authentic name. The most famous decision – and the one that Sullivan chose – was the “Boston Patriots,” with “Loyalists” alluding to those settlers of the Thirteen Colonies who revolted against British control amid the American Revolution and in July 1776 declared the United States of America an free country. Quickly from that point, craftsman Phil Bissell of The Boston Globe developed the “Pat Patriot” logo.
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The Patriots battled for a large portion of their years in the AFL, and they never had a general home stadium. Nickerson Field, Harvard Stadium, Fenway Park, and Alumni Stadium all filled in as home fields amid their opportunity in the American Football League. They played in just one AFL title diversion, following the 1963 season, in which they lost to the San Diego Chargers 51– 10. They didn’t show up again in an AFL or NFL post-season game for an additional 13 years.
At the point when the NFL and AFL merged in 1970, the Patriots were set in the American Football Conference (AFC) East division, where despite everything they play today. The following year, the Patriots moved to a new stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, which would fill in as their home for the following 30 years. Because of the move, they reported they would change their name from the Boston Patriots to the Bay State Patriots. The name was dismissed by the NFL and on March 22, 1971, the group formally declared they would change its geographic name to New England.
Amid the 1970s, the Patriots had some achievement, winning a billet to the playoffs in 1976—as a wild card team—and in 1978—as AFC East heroes. They lost in the first round the two times. In 1985, they came back to the playoffs, and made everything the manner in which to Super Bowl XX, which they lost to the Chicago Bears 46– 10. Following their Super Bowl misfortune, they came back to the playoffs in 1986, yet lost in the first round. The group would not make the playoffs again for eight more years. Amid the 1990 season, the Patriots went 1– 15. They changed proprietorship three times in the following 14 years, being acquired from the Sullivan family first by Victor Kiam in 1988, who sold the group to James Orthwein in 1992. Orthwein proposed to move the group to his native St. Louis, Missouri (where it would have been renamed as the St. Louis Stallions), yet rather sold the group in 1994 to its current owner Robert Kraft.
Despite the fact that Orthwein’s period as proprietor was short and disputable, he oversaw real changes to the group, first with the contracting of former New York Giants coach Bill Parcells in 1993. Orthwein and his promoting group additionally dispatched the NFL to build up another visual character and logo, and changed their essential hues from the conventional red, white and blue to blue and silver for the group uniforms. Parcells would convey the Patriots to two playoff appearances, including Super Bowl XXXI, which they lost to the Green Bay Packers by a score of 35– 21. Pete Carroll, Parcells’ successor, would likewise take the group to the playoffs twice in 1997 and 1998 preceding being expelled as head mentor after the 1999 season.
The Patriots’ present coach, Bill Belichick, was enlisted in 2000, and another home field, Gillette Stadium, was opened in 2002. Under Belichick, the group won three Super Bowls in four years (2001, 2003, and 2004). The Patriots completed the 2007 normal season with an immaculate 16– 0 record, ending up just the fourth group allied history to go undefeated in the standard season, and the just a single since the association extended its regular season schedule to 16 games. After progressing to Super Bowl XLII, the group’s fourth Super Bowl in seven years, the Patriots were vanquished by the Giants to end their offer for a 19– 0 season. With the misfortune, the Patriots finished the year at 18– 1, winding up just a single of three groups to run 18– 1 alongside the 1984 San Francisco 49ers and the 1985 Chicago Bears. The Patriots’ come back to the Super Bowl in 2012 yet lost again to the Giants, 21– 17. In 2015, they won Super Bowl XLIX, overcoming the Seattle Seahawks by a score of 28– 24. The Patriots turned into the main group to achieve nine Super Bowls in the 2016– 17 playoffs and confronted the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI, which wound up making ready for their fifth Super Bowl victory,tying them with the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers for the second-most in NFL history, 1 behind the Pittsburgh Steelers with 6; the amusement was likewise the primary Super Bowl to go into extra time.
The Patriots turned into the principal group to achieve ten Super Bowls in the 2017– 18 playoffs but lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII, on February 4, 2018, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.