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American Football League
American Football League
(1960–1969)

Eastern Division (1960–1969)

National Football League
National Football League
(1970–present)

American Football Conference
American Football Conference
(1970–present)

AFC East
AFC East
(1970–present)

Current uniform

Team colors

Navy Blue, Red, Silver, White[2][3]                    

Mascot Pat Patriot

Personnel

Owner(s) Robert Kraft

Chairman Robert Kraft

CEO Robert Kraft

President Jonathan Kraft

General manager Bill Belichick
Bill Belichick
(de facto)

Head coach Bill Belichick

Team history

Boston
Boston
Patriots (1960–1970)[4] Bay State Patriots (1971)[5] New England Patriots
New England Patriots
(1971–present)

Team nicknames

The Pats

Championships

League championships (5)

Super Bowl
Super Bowl
championships (5) 2001 (XXXVI), 2003 (XXXVIII), 2004 (XXXIX), 2014 (XLIX), 2016 (LI)

Conference championships (10)

AFC: 1985, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017

Division championships (20)

AFL East: 1963 AFC East: 1978, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Playoff appearances (25)

AFL: 1963 NFL: 1976, 1978, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Home fields

Nickerson Field
Nickerson Field
(1960–1962) Fenway Park
Fenway Park
(1963–1968) Alumni Stadium
Alumni Stadium
(1969) Harvard Stadium
Harvard Stadium
(1970) Foxboro Stadium
Foxboro Stadium
(1971–2001) Gillette Stadium
Gillette Stadium
(2002–present)

The New England Patriots
New England Patriots
are a professional American football
American football
team based in the Greater Boston
Greater Boston
region. The Patriots compete in the National Football League
National Football League
(NFL) as a member club of the league's American Football Conference
American Football Conference
(AFC) East division. The team plays its home games at Gillette Stadium
Gillette Stadium
in the town of Foxborough, Massachusetts, which is located 21 miles (34 km) southwest of downtown Boston, Massachusetts
Massachusetts
and 20 miles (32 km) northeast of downtown Providence, Rhode Island. The Patriots are also headquartered at Gillette Stadium. An original member of the American Football League
American Football League
(AFL), the Patriots joined the NFL in the 1970 merger of the two leagues. The team changed its name from the original Boston
Boston
Patriots after relocating to Foxborough in 1971. The Patriots played their home games at Foxboro Stadium from 1971 to 2001, then moved to Gillette Stadium
Gillette Stadium
at the start of the 2002 season. The Patriots' rivalry with the New York Jets
New York Jets
is considered one of the most bitter rivalries in the NFL. The Patriots have appeared in the Super Bowl
Super Bowl
ten times in franchise history, the most of any team, eight of them since the arrival of head coach Bill Belichick
Bill Belichick
and quarterback Tom Brady
Tom Brady
in 2000. The Patriots have since become one of the most successful teams in NFL history, winning 15 AFC East
AFC East
titles in 17 seasons since 2001, without a losing season in that period. The franchise has since set numerous notable records, including most wins in a ten-year period (126, in 2003–2012), an undefeated 16-game regular season in 2007, the longest winning streak consisting of regular season and playoff games in NFL history (a 21-game streak from October 2003 to October 2004), and the most consecutive division titles won by a team in NFL history (won nine straight division titles from 2009 to 2017). The team owns the record for most Super Bowls reached (eight) and won (five) by a head coach–quarterback tandem. Currently, the team is tied with the 49ers and Cowboys for the second most Super Bowl
Super Bowl
wins with five, after the Steelers, who have six.

Patriot fans rally in front of Boston
Boston
City Hall following the Super Bowl XXXVIII championship.

Contents

1 Franchise history

1.1 Season-by-season records 1.2 Records

2 Rivalries

2.1 New York Jets 2.2 Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts 2.3 Buffalo Bills 2.4 Miami Dolphins 2.5 Baltimore Ravens

3 Controversies

3.1 "Spygate" 3.2 "Deflategate"

4 Strategy 5 Stadium 6 Logos and uniforms

6.1 Logos 6.2 Uniforms

6.2.1 1960–1992 6.2.2 1993–present 6.2.3 Alternate uniforms

7 Players

7.1 Current roster 7.2 Retired numbers 7.3 New England Patriots Hall of Fame members 7.4 All-decade teams

7.4.1 1960s (AFL) 7.4.2 1970s, 1980s, 1990s 7.4.3 2000s

7.5 Anniversary teams

7.5.1 35th anniversary (1994) 7.5.2 50th anniversary (2009)

7.6 All-time first-round draft picks

8 Key 9 Staff

9.1 Head coaches 9.2 Current staff

10 Culture

10.1 Cheerleaders and mascot 10.2 Radio and television

11 See also 12 Notes and references 13 Further reading 14 External links

Franchise history Further information: History of the New England Patriots

"Pat Patriot" logo, used through 1992.

On November 16, 1959, Boston
Boston
business executive Billy Sullivan was awarded the eighth and final franchise of the developing American Football League (AFL). The following winter, locals were allowed to submit ideas for the Boston
Boston
football team's official name. The most popular choice – and the one that Sullivan selected – was the " Boston
Boston
Patriots," with "Patriots" referring to those colonists of the Thirteen Colonies
Thirteen Colonies
who rebelled against British control during the American Revolution
American Revolution
and in July 1776
1776
declared the United States of America an independent nation. Immediately thereafter, artist Phil Bissell of The Boston
Boston
Globe developed the "Pat Patriot" logo.[6] The Patriots struggled for most of their years in the AFL, and they never had a regular home stadium. Nickerson Field, Harvard Stadium, Fenway Park, and Alumni Stadium
Alumni Stadium
all served as home fields during their time in the American Football League. They played in only one AFL championship game, following the 1963 season, in which they lost to the San Diego Chargers 51–10. They did not appear again in an AFL or NFL post-season game for another 13 years.[6] When the NFL and AFL merged in 1970, the Patriots were placed in the American Football Conference
American Football Conference
(AFC) East division, where they still play today.[6] The following year, the Patriots moved to a new stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, which would serve as their home for the next 30 years. As a result of the move, they announced they would change their name from the Boston
Boston
Patriots to the Bay State Patriots.[5] The name was rejected by the NFL and on March 22, 1971, the team officially announced they would change its geographic name to New England.[6] During the 1970s, the Patriots had some success, earning a berth to the playoffs in 1976—as a wild card team—and in 1978—as AFC East champions. They lost in the first round both times. In 1985, they returned to the playoffs, and made it all the way to Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XX, which they lost to the Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears
46–10. Following their Super Bowl loss, they returned to the playoffs in 1986, but lost in the first round. The team would not make the playoffs again for eight more years. During the 1990 season, the Patriots went 1–15. They changed ownership three times in the ensuing 14 years, being purchased from the Sullivan family first by Victor Kiam in 1988, who sold the team to James Orthwein in 1992. Orthwein intended to move the team to his native St. Louis, Missouri (where it would have been renamed as the St. Louis
St. Louis
Stallions), but instead sold the team in 1994 to its current owner Robert Kraft.[6] Though Orthwein's period as owner was short and controversial, he did oversee major changes to the team, first with the hiring of former New York Giants coach Bill Parcells
Bill Parcells
in 1993. Orthwein and his marketing team also commissioned the NFL to develop a new visual identity and logo, and changed their primary colors from the traditional red, white and blue to blue and silver for the team uniforms.[7] Parcells would bring the Patriots to two playoff appearances, including Super Bowl XXXI, which they lost to the Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
by a score of 35–21. Pete Carroll, Parcells's successor, would also take the team to the playoffs twice in 1997 & 1998 before being dismissed as head coach after the 1999 season.[6] The Patriots' current coach, Bill Belichick, was hired in 2000, and a new home field, Gillette Stadium, was opened in 2002. Under Belichick, the team won three Super Bowls in four years (2001, 2003, and 2004). The Patriots finished the 2007 regular season with a perfect 16–0 record, becoming only the fourth team in league history to go undefeated in the regular season, and the only one since the league expanded its regular season schedule to 16 games.[6] After advancing to Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XLII, the team's fourth Super Bowl
Super Bowl
in seven years, the Patriots were defeated by the Giants to end their bid for a 19–0 season. With the loss, the Patriots ended the year at 18–1, becoming only one of three teams to go 18–1 along with the 1984 San Francisco 49ers and the 1985 Chicago Bears. The Patriots' returned to the Super Bowl in 2012 but lost again to the Giants, 21–17.[8] In 2015, they won Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XLIX, defeating the Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
by a score of 28–24.[9] The Patriots became the first team to reach nine Super Bowls in the 2016–17 playoffs and faced the Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
in Super Bowl LI,[10] which ended up paving the way for their fifth Super Bowl victory,[11] tying them with the Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys
and the San Francisco 49ers for the second-most in NFL history, 1 behind the Pittsburgh Steelers with 6; the game was also the first Super Bowl
Super Bowl
to go into overtime.[12] The Patriots became the first team to reach ten Super Bowls in the 2017–18 playoffs but lost to the Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles
in Super Bowl LII, on February 4, 2018, at U.S. Bank Stadium
U.S. Bank Stadium
in Minneapolis, Minnesota.[13] Season-by-season records Further information: List of New England Patriots
New England Patriots
seasons

Sam "Bam" Cunningham is the franchise's all-time leading rusher

Records

All-time Patriots leaders

Leader Player Record number Years played for Patriots

Passing[14] Tom Brady 66,159 passing yards 2000–present

Rushing[15] Sam Cunningham 5,453 rushing yards 1973–1982

Receiving[16] Stanley Morgan 10,352 receiving yards 1977–1989

Scoring[17] Stephen Gostkowski 1,537 points 2006–present

Coaching wins[18] Bill Belichick 280 wins 2000–present

Rivalries

Super Bowl
Super Bowl
banners at Gillette Stadium
Gillette Stadium
prior to the Patriots winning Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XLIX

In terms of number of games played, the Patriots have competed most against teams either currently or formerly from the AFC East
AFC East
division. This includes the current teams, the New York Jets, the Miami Dolphins, and the Buffalo Bills, as well as former divisional opponents the Indianapolis Colts. Among those, however, a few run deeper than others.[citation needed] New York Jets Main article: Jets–Patriots rivalry

Patriots' head coach Bill Belichick
Bill Belichick
was "traded" from the Jets to the Patriots in 2000[19]

The closest geographically has been the rivalry with the New York Jets.[20] The Patriots and Jets have been in the same division (what is now the AFC East) since both teams' foundings in 1960, and have played each other at least twice a year since then.[21] The rivalry between the Jets and Patriots has escalated since 1996, when Patriots head coach Bill Parcells
Bill Parcells
left the Patriots under controversy to become the head coach of the Jets; he was replaced by former Jets coach Pete Carroll.[21] Four years later Carroll was fired, and Parcells's assistant, Bill Belichick, resigned the day he was named the Jets' head coach to become the head coach of the Patriots.[22] Six years after that, Eric Mangini, an assistant under Belichick, became the head coach of the Jets.[23] Bill Belichick
Bill Belichick
achieved his 200th career head coaching win (regular season and playoffs) on November 22, 2012, defeating the Jets 49–19; it was his 163rd such win as Patriots coach.[24] The Patriots defeated the Jets in Week seven of the 2015 season by a score of 30–23, to give them a 6–0 record to date. [25] Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts Main article: Colts–Patriots rivalry See also: Tom Brady– Peyton Manning
Peyton Manning
rivalry The Patriots rivalry with the Baltimore/ Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
ran through the two clubs' tenure together in the AFC East
AFC East
(1970–2001). The two clubs clashed in several close games, such as on December 19, 1971, as a late Patriots touchdown decided a 21–17 New England win; on September 18, 1978, the Colts rallied to defeat the Patriots 34–27 on Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football
on a virtual one-man scoring rampage by running back Joe Washington; on September 4, 1983, the Colts defeated the Patriots in overtime 29–23 in their final season in Baltimore.[26] The Patriots defeated the Colts in back-to-back overtime games, 23–17 on December 8, 1991, and 37–34 on November 15, 1992.[26]

The Pats facing the Colts in 2011

Even though the two clubs were placed in separate divisions in the NFL's 2002 divisional realignment, their rivalry did not diminish. At that time, both teams were among the best in the AFC, and both were led by likely Hall of Fame quarterbacks, Peyton Manning
Peyton Manning
(for the Colts) and Tom Brady
Tom Brady
(for the Patriots) The teams met three times in four years (2003, 2004, 2006) in the playoffs, with the winner going on to win that season's Super Bowl
Super Bowl
each time. The Manning portion of the rivalry began in Manning's rookie season, 1998; in 1999 Manning suffered a bitter 31–28 loss in September as the Patriots behind Drew Bledsoe
Drew Bledsoe
erased a 28–7 Colts lead, then defeated the Patriots 20–15 in Indianapolis on December 12. The Brady–Manning portion of the rivalry began on September 30, 2001, as Brady made his first NFL start in a 44–13 Patriots win at Foxboro; on October 21 the Patriots defeated the Colts at the RCA Dome
RCA Dome
38–17.[26] After the Colts left the AFC East
AFC East
in 2002, they first met on November 30, 2003, in a 38–34 Patriots win decided on a last-second goal line stand by the Patriots.[26] The Colts broke a six-game Patriot winning streak in the rivalry in November 2005,[26] then won twice in 2006;[26] in the AFC Championship Game
AFC Championship Game
the Colts erased a 21–6 halftime lead; the game lead tied or changed seven times in the second half before a late touchdown led to a 38–34 Colts win. The November 4, 2007, meeting involved both teams being unbeaten to that point; the 8–0 Patriots and the 7–0 Colts. The Patriots rallied to win 24–20.[27] The Colts won again in 2008 and then erased a large Patriots lead in 2009's 4th and 2
4th and 2
game. Manning's final meeting with the Patriots as a Colt came in November 2010; a late interception sealed a 31–28 Patriots win.[28] In 2012, the Patriots faced the Colts, quarterbacked now by Andrew Luck, on November 18; the Patriots defeated the Colts 59–24.[29] The Patriots also beat the Colts on January 12, 2014, 43–22.[30] The Patriots played the Colts in the playoffs again on January 18, 2015, in the AFC title game, winning 45–7.[31] Buffalo Bills Main article: Bills–Patriots rivalry The Patriots and the Bills were both charter members of the AFL, and even competed with each other in an AFL playoff game. They have remained divisional rivals since the NFL-AFL merger. Prior to the rise of Tom Brady, the two teams shared a mellow, yet occasionally competitive rivalry, featuring highlights from players such as O.J. Simpson, Steve Grogan, Joe Ferguson, Jim Kelly, and Drew Bledsoe. However, Brady has dominated the Bills ever since taking over as the Patriots' franchise quarterback, holding a 26-3 regular season record over them.[32] Though Patriots fans usually feel apathetic towards the Bills, Bills fans have come to despise the Patriots more than any other rival.[33] The rivalry has remained somewhat intense in recent years with multiple players having played for both teams, the Bills usually giving their all when playing the Patriots, and the presence of Rex Ryan, who coached both the Bills and Jets and was known for his trash-talk.[34] Miami Dolphins Main article: Dolphins–Patriots rivalry The Patriots first played the Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
in 1966 in the AFL, when Miami was one of two expansion teams to debut that year in that league. The Dolphins dominated the Patriots in the 1970s and 1990s, but the two teams remained competitive with each other for years before the rise of Tom Brady. Brady, however, struggled occasionally against the Dolphins in the 2000s before reasserting dominance in the 2010s. The Patriots and Dolphins are the only two teams in the Super Bowl era to post undefeated regular season records, with Miami going 14-0 in 1972 and the Patriots going 16-0 in 2007.[35] Notable moments between the clubs include the Snowplow Game, three playoff matchups, and the Dolphins revealing their Wildcat offense against the Patriots.[36] Baltimore Ravens Main article: Ravens–Patriots rivalry The Ravens first met the New England Patriots
New England Patriots
in 1996,[37] but the rivalry truly started in 2007 when the Ravens suffered a bitter 27–24 loss in the Patriots' quest for perfection.[38] The rivalry began to escalate in 2009 when the Ravens lost to the Patriots 27–21 in a game that involved a confrontation between Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
Tom Brady
and Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs.[39] Both players would go on to take verbal shots at each other through the media after the game. The Ravens defeated the Patriots in the 2009 AFC Wild Card playoff game, 33–14.[40] This was the first time the Ravens had ever defeated the Patriots. The Ravens faced the Patriots in week six of the 2010 season. The Patriots ended up winning 23–20 in overtime; the game caused controversy from a hit to the helmet of tight end Todd Heap by Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather.[41]

Tom Brady
Tom Brady
has a career record of 8–3 against the Ravens

The Ravens played the Patriots for the third consecutive season in the 2012 AFC championship game, which the Ravens lost 23–20.[42] The rivalry reached a new level of friction with this, the second career playoff game between the two clubs. The Ravens clawed to a 20–16 lead in the fourth quarter, but Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
Tom Brady
dove into the end zone to make the score 23–20 with around 11 minutes remaining; this proved to be the winning touchdown.[42] On the Ravens' last possession of the game, quarterback Joe Flacco
Joe Flacco
threw a pass to wide receiver Lee Evans in the corner of the end zone which looked to be the game-winning touchdown, before a last-second strip by Sterling Moore forced the ball from the hands of Evans, forcing the game to be decided on a last-minute field goal by Ravens placekicker Billy Cundiff.[42] With 11 seconds remaining on the clock, the kicker missed the 32-yard field goal attempt, allowing the Patriots to kill the clock on their way to Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XLVI for a rematch with the New York Giants.[42] The Ravens' first regular-season win over the Patriots came on September 23, 2012. The game was emotional as receiver Torrey Smith was competing following the death of his brother in a motorcycle accident just the night before.[43] Smith caught two touchdowns in a back and forth game; the Ravens erased a 13–0 lead in the first half and led 14–13, but the Patriots scored at the end of the second quarter for a 20–14 lead. The lead changed twice in the third quarter and the Patriots led 30–21 in the fourth, but the Ravens scored on Smith's second touchdown catch. The Ravens were stopped on fourth down but the Patriots had to punt; in the final two minutes a pass interference penalty on Devin McCourty
Devin McCourty
put the ball at the Patriots 7-yard line; new Ravens kicker Justin Tucker
Justin Tucker
booted a 27-yard field goal on the final play; the ball sailed directly over the upright and was ruled good; the quality of officiating by replacement referees caused controversy as Bill Belichick
Bill Belichick
angrily reached for one of the referees as they were leaving the field, leading to a $50,000 fine later that week.[44][45]

Massachusetts
Massachusetts
native Robert Kraft
Robert Kraft
has owned the team since 1994

The two teams met again on January 20, 2013, in the AFC Championship, where the Ravens won 28–13.[46] The Patriots led at halftime, 13–7, but the Ravens defense gave up no points in the 2nd half.[46] It was the first time ever that Tom Brady
Tom Brady
lost a game at home after leading at halftime, and the first time a road team beat the Patriots in the AFC Championship.[46] The two teams met once again at Gillette Stadium
Gillette Stadium
in the playoffs on January 10, 2015. The Patriots trailed by as much as 14 twice, before beating the Ravens 35–31 to advance to the AFC Championship.[47] Controversies See also: List of conspiracy theories § New England Patriots "Spygate" Main article: Spygate (NFL) During the 2007 season, the New England Patriots
New England Patriots
were disciplined by the league for videotaping New York Jets' defensive coaches' signals from an unauthorized location during a September 9, 2007 game.[48][49] Videotaping opposing coaches is not illegal in the NFL de jure, but there are designated areas allowed by the league to do such taping. After an investigation, the NFL fined Patriots head coach Bill Belichick $500,000 for his role in the incident, fined the Patriots $250,000, and docked the team their original first-round selection in the 2008 NFL Draft
2008 NFL Draft
which would have been the 31st pick of the draft.[50] "Deflategate" Main article: Deflategate During the 2015 AFC Championship Game
AFC Championship Game
against the Indianapolis Colts, allegations arose that the Patriots were utilizing under-inflated footballs. It was even suggested that the Patriots' staff themselves deliberately deflated the footballs to give their team an unfair advantage during the playoffs. [51][52] A lengthy investigation and heated debate commenced shortly afterwards, with a full report being published in May 2015.[53][54] The Wells Report found that balls provided by the Patriots, who were the home team, indeed had less pressure on average than the balls provided by the Colts. Also notable was the findings of some suggestions of communication between Tom Brady and two Patriots locker room attendants, indicating Brady was likely "generally aware" of the situation and that the Patriots staff intentionally deflated the footballs.[54] A later study by the American Enterprise Institute
American Enterprise Institute
called the evidence and methodology of the Wells report "deeply flawed" and "unreliable".[55] In the aftermath of the incident, the NFL suspended Brady without pay for the first four games of the 2015 season, fined the Patriots $1 million, and forced them to forfeit their 2016 first round draft pick and 2017 fourth round draft pick. Brady appealed his suspension, which was eventually vacated by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, only for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to reinstate it a year later for the 2016 NFL season.[56] Brady eventually agreed to serve the suspension in 2016, but led the Patriots to win Super Bowl LI
Super Bowl LI
in spite of it.[57] Strategy Further information: New England Patriots
New England Patriots
strategy Under head coach Bill Belichick, the Patriots have employed specific on-field and off-field strategies. On the field, the Patriots have typically utilized an "Erhardt–Perkins" offense and a "Fairbanks–Bullough" 3–4 defense, referred to commonly as a two-gap 3–4 defensive system.[58] Their philosophy in making personnel decisions and in game planning has focused on the "team" concept,[59] stressing preparation, strong work ethic, versatility,[60] and lack of individual ego.[61] This approach, which has led to five Super Bowl
Super Bowl
victories under Belichick, was analyzed in the 2004 book Patriot Reign. When owner Robert Kraft
Robert Kraft
purchased the team in 1994, he did so for $175 million. Since then, the Patriots have sold out every home game in both Foxboro Stadium
Foxboro Stadium
and Gillette Stadium.[6] By 2009, the value of the franchise had increased by over $1 billion, to a Forbes
Forbes
magazine estimated value of $1.361 billion, third highest in the NFL only behind the Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys
and Washington Redskins.[62][63][64] As of July 2015[update], the Patriots are the seventh most valuable sports franchise in the world according to Forbes
Forbes
magazine.[65] Stadium Main article: Gillette Stadium

Gillette Stadium, home of the Patriots

Since 2002, the Patriots' home stadium has been Gillette Stadium, a $350 million facility privately financed by Kraft. It houses all administrative offices for the team and its owning entity, The Kraft Group, as well as the Kraft-owned Major League Soccer
Major League Soccer
team, the New England Revolution.[66] The field, which was originally natural grass, was replaced with a FieldTurf
FieldTurf
surface during the 2006 season.[67] The area around the stadium was developed, beginning in 2007, into a $375 million "lifestyle and entertainment center" called Patriot Place; among its largest structures is a multi-floor restaurant and bar called CBS
CBS
Scene.[68] Prior to 2002, the Patriots played in Foxboro Stadium
Foxboro Stadium
dating back to 1971, the team's second year in the NFL after the AFL–NFL merger.[66] During the team's days in the American Football League, the Boston
Boston
Patriots were hosted by a number of fields in or around Boston—they played at Braves Field, Harvard Stadium, Fenway Park, and Alumni Stadium.[66] Logos and uniforms Logos

The current New England Patriots
New England Patriots
wordmark logo, first unveiled on July 3, 2013.[69]

The Patriots original helmet logo was a simple tricorne hat, used only for the 1960 season. From 1961 to 1992, the Patriots used a logo of a Revolutionary War minuteman hiking a football. The Patriots script logo during this time consisted of a western-style font. The minuteman logo became known as the "Pat Patriot" logo, which later became the name of the team's mascot.[70] In 1979, the Patriots worked with NFL Properties to design a new, streamlined logo, to replace the complex Pat Patriot
Pat Patriot
logo. The new logo featured the blue and white profile of a minuteman in a tricorne hat set against a flag showing three red stripes separated by two white stripes. Team owner Billy Sullivan decided to put the new logo up to a vote against Pat Patriot
Pat Patriot
with the fans at the September 23rd home game against the San Diego Chargers, using a sound level meter to judge the crowd's reaction. The new logo was decidedly rejected by the crowd in favor of Pat, and the concept was shelved.[71] In 1993, a new logo was unveiled involving the gray face of a minuteman wearing a red, white and blue hat that begins as a tricorne and transitions into a flowing banner-like design. The logo bears some superficial resemblance to the aborted 1979 logo. It became popularly known as the "Flying Elvis" due to many observing its resemblance to the profile of a young Elvis Presley.[70] In 2000, the blue color was darkened.[70] On July 3, 2013, the Patriots unveiled a new wordmark logo.[69] Uniforms 1960–1992 The Patriots originally wore red jerseys with white block numbering at home, and white jerseys with red block numbering on the road. Both uniforms used white pants and white helmets, first with the hat logo over the player's number, then with the "Pat Patriot" logo starting in 1961.[72] A blue stripe was added to the two red helmet stripes in 1964.[72] The numbers on both the home and away jerseys gained a blue outline in 1973.[72] In 1979, the Patriots began the first of many sporadic runs of wearing red pants with the white jerseys.[72] The red pants were dropped in 1981, but returned in 1984. After being dropped again in 1988, they were used again from 1990 to 1992.[72] 1993–present The Patriots underwent a complete identity overhaul before the 1993 season, starting with the introduction of the aforementioned "Flying Elvis" logo. The new uniforms consisted of a royal blue home jersey and a white away jersey.[70] The helmet was silver with the Flying Elvis logo and no additional striping.[70] Both uniforms used silver pants, originally with stripes designed to look like those flowing from the Flying Elvis, but these were changed to simple red and blue stripes after one season. When they debuted, both the home and away jerseys used red block numbers with a blue and white outline, but after one season the home uniforms switched to the now-familiar white with a red outline.[73] In 1995, the Patriots switched the block numbers to a more modern rounded number font with a dropshadow.[73] The Patriots were one of the first adopters of custom numbers, a trend that would grow drastically over the next 20 years.[73] However, in 2000, the Patriots also became one of the only teams to drop the rounded numbers and switched back to block numbers.[73] Also that year, the shade of blue was darkened from royal to nautical blue.[73] The Patriots, unsatisfied with the white-on-silver road look, also took the opportunity to introduce blue pants to be worn with the white jersey, offering a better contrast. To better match the blue pants, the number on the white jersey was switched from red to blue.[73] Alternate uniforms In 1994, the Patriots wore the "Pat Patriot" helmets and plain white striped pants from two seasons prior as alternates as part of the NFL's 75th anniversary celebration. In 2002, NFL teams were allowed to add a permanent third jersey to be worn in a maximum of two games. The Patriots reintroduced a red jersey as their alternate, complimented with the old-style "Pat Patriot" helmet.[70] In 2003, the Patriots changed their alternate to a silver jersey with blue pants. For this uniform, the "Flying Elvis" helmet was utilized.[70] The uniform was identical to the white jersey with any areas of white replaced by silver. These uniforms were dropped after 2007. No alternate uniform was used in 2008. In 2009, the red alternate was reintroduced, again accompanied by the "Pat Patriot" helmet. An alternate white road jersey was also worn with the older helmet for one game, using red numbers, in tribute to the 50th anniversary of the AFL. The red alternate gained a blue outline around the numbers in 2010 and this was worn through 2012. The Patriots retired their alternate red uniforms in 2013, thanks to a new NFL rule outlawing throwback alternate helmets.[74] In 2016, the Patriots took part in the NFL Color Rush program, wearing monochrome navy uniforms on September 22 against the Houston Texans.[75] Players Further information: List of New England Patriots
New England Patriots
players, List of New England Patriots starting quarterbacks, and List of New England Patriots first-round draft picks Current roster

New England Patriots
New England Patriots
roster

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Quarterbacks

12 Tom Brady  2 Brian Hoyer

Running backs

38 Brandon Bolden 34 Rex Burkhead 46 James Develin
James Develin
FB 35 Mike Gillislee -- Jeremy Hill 28 James White

Wide receivers

85 Kenny Britt 13 Phillip Dorsett 11 Julian Edelman 15 Chris Hogan 81 Cody Hollister -- Jordan Matthews 84 Riley McCarron 19 Malcolm Mitchell -- Cordarrelle Patterson 18 Matthew Slater

Tight ends

83 Dwayne Allen 87 Rob Gronkowski 47 Jacob Hollister -- Troy Niklas 82 Will Tye

Offensive linemen

60 David Andrews C -- Luke Bowanko G/C 61 Marcus Cannon
Marcus Cannon
T 74 Cole Croston G/T 64 James Ferentz
James Ferentz
C 63 Antonio Garcia T 76 Andrew Jelks T 75 Ted Karras G/C 72 Jason King G 69 Shaq Mason
Shaq Mason
G 62 Joe Thuney
Joe Thuney
G -- Matt Tobin
Matt Tobin
T 68 LaAdrian Waddle
LaAdrian Waddle
T

Defensive linemen

90 Malcom Brown
Malcom Brown
DT 70 Adam Butler DT -- Adrian Clayborn
Adrian Clayborn
DE 42 Keionta Davis DE 98 Trey Flowers DE 96 Geneo Grissom
Geneo Grissom
DE 93 Lawrence Guy
Lawrence Guy
DE 55 Eric Lee DE 95 Derek Rivers DE -- Danny Shelton
Danny Shelton
DT 99 Vincent Valentine DT 91 Deatrich Wise Jr.
Deatrich Wise Jr.
DE

Linebackers

59 Marquis Flowers
Marquis Flowers
OLB 50 Nicholas Grigsby MLB 54 Dont'a Hightower
Dont'a Hightower
MLB 48 Harvey Langi OLB 52 Elandon Roberts
Elandon Roberts
MLB 53 Kyle Van Noy
Kyle Van Noy
OLB

Defensive backs

23 Patrick Chung
Patrick Chung
SS 43 Nate Ebner
Nate Ebner
SS 24 Stephon Gilmore
Stephon Gilmore
CB 30 Duron Harmon
Duron Harmon
FS 41 Cyrus Jones CB 26 David Jones FS 31 Jonathan Jones CB 36 Brandon King SS 27 Ryan Lewis CB 32 Devin McCourty
Devin McCourty
FS -- Jason McCourty
Jason McCourty
CB 37 Jordan Richards SS 25 Eric Rowe
Eric Rowe
CB 39 Damarius Travis SS 22 Jomal Wiltz CB

Special
Special
teams

 6 Ryan Allen P 49 Joe Cardona
Joe Cardona
LS  3 Stephen Gostkowski
Stephen Gostkowski
K

Reserve lists

Currently vacant

Rookies in italics Roster updated April 5, 2018 Depth chart • Transactions 72 Active, 0 Inactive → AFC rosters → NFC rosters

AFC East BUF MIA NE NYJ North BAL CIN CLE PIT South HOU IND JAX TEN West DEN KC LAC OAK

NFC East DAL NYG PHI WAS North CHI DET GB MIN South ATL CAR NO TB West ARI LAR SF SEA

John Hannah played on the Pats' offensive line from 1973 to 1985

Retired numbers

New England Patriots
New England Patriots
retired numbers

No. Player Position Tenure

20 Gino Cappelletti WR, K 1960–1970

40 Mike Haynes CB 1976–1982

57 Steve Nelson LB 1974–1987

73 John Hannah G 1973–1985

78 Bruce Armstrong T 1987–2000

79 Jim Lee Hunt DL 1960–1971

89 Bob Dee DL 1960–1967

New England Patriots Hall of Fame members The New England Patriots
New England Patriots
feature 22 former players and two contributors in their team hall of fame, established in 1991.[76] A committee of media and staff selected 11 players for enshrinement between 1991 and 2001, before a six-year span of no selections. In 2007, in advance of the 2008 opening of The Hall at Patriot Place, the Patriots introduced a new nomination committee to select three candidates, with the winner of an Internet fan vote being enshrined in the hall of fame.[77] In order to be eligible, players and coaches must be retired for at least four years.[78] Beginning in 2011, and meeting every five years, a senior selection committee has the option of voting a player who has been retired for at least 25 seasons into the hall of fame.[79] Former owner Billy Sullivan was inducted by owner Robert Kraft
Robert Kraft
in March 2009, the Patriots' 50th season, as a contributor.[80] Additionally, four of these Patriots players have also been enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Patriots have officially retired seven uniform numbers.

New England Patriots
New England Patriots
Hall of Fame

Players

No. Name Positions Seasons Inducted No. Name Positions Seasons Inducted

73 John Hannah G 1973–1985 1991 (Pro: 1991) 87 Ben Coates TE 1991–1999 2008

85 Nick Buoniconti LB 1962–1968 1992 (Pro: 2001) 35 Jim Nance FB 1965–1971 2009

20 Gino Cappelletti WR/K 1960–1970 1992 39 Sam Cunningham RB 1973–1982 2010

89 Bob Dee DL 1960–1967 1993 11 Drew Bledsoe QB 1993–2001 2011

79 Jim Lee Hunt DT 1960–1971 1993 56 Jon Morris C 1964–1974 2011

57 Steve Nelson LB 1974–1987 1993 80 Troy Brown WR/PR/CB 1993–2007 2012

15 Vito "Babe" Parilli QB 1961–1967 1993 54 Tedy Bruschi LB 1996–2008 2013

40 Mike Haynes CB 1976–1982 1994 (Pro: 1997) 24 Ty Law CB 1995–2004 2014

14 Steve Grogan QB 1975–1990 1995 55 Willie McGinest LB/DE 1994–2005 2015

56 Andre Tippett LB 1982–1993 1999 (Pro: 2008) 65 Houston Antwine DL 1961–1971 2015

78 Bruce Armstrong T 1987–2000 2001 33 Kevin Faulk RB 1999–2011 2016

86 Stanley Morgan WR 1977–1989 2007 26 Raymond Clayborn CB 1977-1989 2017

Contributors

Name Positions Seasons Inducted Name Positions Seasons Inducted

Billy Sullivan Owner & founder 1960–1988 2009 Gil Santos Broadcaster 1972–1979 1991–2012 2013

Three other players enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Pro Football Hall of Fame
spent part of their careers with the Patriots:

28 Curtis Martin, RB (1995–1997), elected in 2012. Bill Parcells, head coach (1993–1996), elected in 2013. 55 Junior Seau, LB (2006–2009), elected in 2015.

All-decade teams 1960s (AFL) In November 1971, fans voted on a 10-year Patriots anniversary team, which coincided with the team's 10 years in the then-defunct American Football League:[81] Additional selections for returner, special teamer, and coach were added in 2009:[82]

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Boston
Boston
Patriots All-1960s Team

Offense Parilli (QB) Nance (RB) Garron (RB) Colclough (WR) Graham (WR) Whalen (TE) Long (T) Neville (T) Neighbors (G) St. Jean (G) Morris (C)

Defense Dee (DE) Eisenhauer (DE) Antwine (DT) Hunt (DT) Addison (OLB) Philpott (OLB) Buoniconti (MLB) Shonta (CB) Johnson (CB) Webb (S) Hall (S)

Special
Special
Teams Garron (Ret.) Cappelletti (PK) Yewcic (P) Webb (ST)

Coach Holovak

1970s, 1980s, 1990s In March 2009, as part of the Patriots' 50th anniversary, a group of local media and other team figures selected all-decade teams for the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s:[82]

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New England Patriots
New England Patriots
All-1970s Team

Offense Grogan (QB) Cunningham (RB) Johnson (RB) Morgan (WR) Vataha (WR) Francis (TE) Gray (T) Neville (T) Hannah (G) S. Adams (G) Lenkaitis (C)

Defense J. Adams (DE) McGee (DE) Hamilton (NT) Zabel (OLB) King (OLB) Nelson (ILB) Hunt (ILB) Clayborn (CB) Haynes (CB) Fox (S) McCray (S)

Special
Special
Teams Herron (Ret.) Smith (PK) Patrick (P) Tatupu (ST)

Coach Fairbanks

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New England Patriots
New England Patriots
All-1980s Team

Offense Grogan (QB) Collins (RB) C. James (RB) Fryar (WR) Morgan (WR) Dawson (TE) Armstrong (T) Holloway (T) Hannah (G) Wooten (G) Brock (C)

Defense Adams (DE) Veris (DE) Bishop (NT) Tippett (OLB) Blackmon (OLB) Nelson (ILB) Rembert (ILB) Clayborn (CB) Lippett (CB) R. James (S) Marion (S)

Special
Special
Teams Fryar (Ret.) Franklin (PK) Camarillo (P) Tatupu (ST)

Coach Berry

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New England Patriots
New England Patriots
All-1990s Team

Offense Bledsoe (QB) Martin (RB) Russell (RB) Glenn (WR) Jefferson (WR) Coates (TE) Armstrong (T) Harlow (T) Rucci (G) Lane (G) Wohlabaugh (C)

Defense McGinest (DE) Williams (DE) Goad (NT) Tippett (OLB) Slade (OLB) Brown (ILB) Johnson (ILB) Hurst (CB) Law (CB) Clay (S) Milloy (S)

Special
Special
Teams Meggett (Ret.) Vinatieri (PK) Tupa (P) Whigham (ST)

Coach Parcells

2000s On March 16, 2010, the Patriots Hall of Fame selection committee selected an all-decade team for the 2000s:[81][83]

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New England Patriots
New England Patriots
All-2000s Team

Offense Brady (QB) Dillon (RB) Moss (WR) Welker (WR) Brown (WR) Graham (TE) Light (T) Kaczur (T) Andruzzi (G) Mankins (G) Koppen (C)

Defense Seymour (DE) Warren (DE) Wilfork (NT) McGinest (OLB) Vrabel (OLB) Bruschi (ILB) Phifer (ILB) Law (CB) Samuel (CB) Harrison (S) Milloy (S)

Special
Special
Teams Faulk (Ret.) Vinatieri (PK) Miller (P) Izzo (ST)

Coach Belichick

Anniversary teams 35th anniversary (1994) In 1994, a group of local media selected a 35th anniversary team:[81]

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New England Patriots
New England Patriots
35th Anniversary Team (1994)

Offense Grogan (QB) Nance (RB) Cunningham (RB) Morgan (WR) Cappelletti (WR) Francis (TE) Armstrong (T) Neville (T) Hannah (G) S. Adams (G) Morris (C)

Defense J. Adams (DE) Eisenhauer (DE) Antwine (DT) J. Hunt (DT) Tippett (LB) Buoniconti (LB) Nelson (LB) S. Hunt (LB) Haynes (CB) Clayborn (CB) Marion (S) Hall (S)

Special
Special
Teams Cappelletti (PK) Camarillo (P) Tatupu (ST)

50th anniversary (2009) In 2009, the Patriots Hall of Fame selection committee selected a 50th anniversary team:[81]

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New England Patriots
New England Patriots
50th Anniversary Team (2009)

Offense Brady (QB) Nance (RB) Cunningham (RB) Morgan (WR) Brown (WR) Fryar (WR) Coates (TE) Armstrong (T) Light (T) Hannah (G) Mankins (G) Morris (C)

Defense Adams (DE) Seymour (DE) Antwine (DT) Wilfork (DT) Tippett (OLB) Vrabel (OLB) Nelson (ILB) Buoniconti (ILB) Haynes (CB) Law (CB) Marion (S) Harrison (S)

Special
Special
Teams Faulk (Ret.) Vinatieri (PK) Camarillo (P) Tatupu (ST)

Captains Cappelletti (Offense) Bruschi (Defense)

Coach Belichick

All-time first-round draft picks Main article: List of New England Patriots
New England Patriots
first-round draft picks Key

Table key

^ Indicates the player was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

 *  Selected number one overall

† Indicates the player was selected for the Pro Bowl
Pro Bowl
at any time in their career.

— The Patriots did not draft a player in the first round that year.

Year Each year links to an article about that particular AFL, Common, or NFL Draft.

Pick Indicates the number of the pick within the first round

Position Indicates the position of the player in the NFL

College The player's college football team

Positions key

C Center

CB Cornerback

DB Defensive back

DE Defensive end

DL Defensive lineman DT Defensive tackle FB Fullback FS Free safety

G Guard HB Halfback K Placekicker KR Kick returner

LB Linebacker LS Long snapper OT Offensive tackle OL Offensive lineman

NT Nose tackle P Punter PR Punt returner QB Quarterback

RB Running back S Safety SS Strong safety TB Tailback

TE Tight end WR Wide receiver        

New England Patriots
New England Patriots
first-round draft picks

Year Pick Player name Position College Notes

Boston
Boston
Patriots (1960–1970)

1960 — Schwedes, GerhardGerhard Schwedes RB Syracuse a

1961 2 Mason, TommyTommy Mason RB Tulane b

1962 6 Collins, GaryGary Collins WR Maryland c

1963 7 Graham, ArtArt Graham WR Boston
Boston
College d

1964 1 Concannon, Jack Jack Concannon
Jack Concannon
* QB Boston
Boston
College e

1965 7 Rush, JerryJerry Rush OT Michigan State f

1966 3 Singer, KarlKarl Singer OT Purdue d

1967 21 Charles, JohnJohn Charles CB Purdue

1968 6 Byrd, DennisDennis Byrd DE NC State

1969 6 Sellers, RonRon Sellers WR Florida State

1970 4 Olsen, PhilPhil Olsen DT Utah State

New England Patriots
New England Patriots
(1971–present)

1971 1 Plunkett, Jim Jim Plunkett * QB Stanford

1972 — — No pick — — g

1973 4 Hannah, JohnJohn Hannah ^ OG Alabama

1973 11 Cunningham, Sam Sam Cunningham
Sam Cunningham
† RB USC h

1973 19 Stingley, DarrylDarryl Stingley WR Purdue i

1974 — — No pick — — j

1975 16 Francis, Russ Russ Francis † TE Oregon

1976 5 Haynes, MikeMike Haynes ^ CB Arizona State

1976 12 Brock, PetePete Brock C Colorado k

1976 21 Fox, TimTim Fox † S Ohio State l

1977 16 Clayborn, Raymond Raymond Clayborn † CB Texas m

1977 25 Morgan, Stanley Stanley Morgan † WR Tennessee

1978 18 Cryder, BobBob Cryder OG Alabama

1979 25 Sanford, RickRick Sanford CB South Carolina

1980 14 James, RolandRoland James CB Tennessee

25 Ferguson, VagasVagas Ferguson RB Notre Dame n

1981 19 Holloway, Brian Brian Holloway † OT Stanford

1982 1 Sims, Kenneth Kenneth Sims * DE Texas

27 Williams, LesterLester Williams DT Miami (FL) o

1983 15 Eason, TonyTony Eason QB Illinois

1984 1 Fryar, Irving Irving Fryar * WR Nebraska p

1985 28 Matich, TrevorTrevor Matich C BYU q

1986 26 Dupard, ReggieReggie Dupard RB SMU

1987 23 Armstrong, Bruce Bruce Armstrong † OT Louisville

1988 17 Stephens, JohnJohn Stephens † RB Northwestern State

1989 16 Dykes, Hart LeeHart Lee Dykes WR Oklahoma State

1990 8 Singleton, ChrisChris Singleton LB Arizona r

10 Agnew, RayRay Agnew DE NC State s

1991 11 Harlow, PatPat Harlow OT USC t

14 Russell, LeonardLeonard Russell RB Arizona State u

1992 13 Chung, EugeneEugene Chung OT Virginia Tech v

1993 1 Bledsoe, Drew Drew Bledsoe
Drew Bledsoe
* QB Washington State

1994 4 McGinest, Willie Willie McGinest
Willie McGinest
† DE USC

1995 23 Law, Ty Ty Law
Ty Law
† CB Michigan

1996 7 Glenn, Terry Terry Glenn † WR Ohio State

1997 29 Canty, ChrisChris Canty CB Kansas State

1998 18 Edwards, RobertRobert Edwards RB Georgia w

22 Jones, TebuckyTebucky Jones CB Syracuse

1999 17 Woody, Damien Damien Woody
Damien Woody
† C Boston
Boston
College x

28 Katzenmoyer, AndyAndy Katzenmoyer LB Ohio State y

2000 — — No pick — — z

2001 6 Seymour, Richard Richard Seymour
Richard Seymour
† DT Georgia

2002 21 Graham, DanielDaniel Graham TE Colorado aa

2003 13 Warren, TyTy Warren DT Texas A&M bb

2004 21 Wilfork, Vince Vince Wilfork
Vince Wilfork
† DT Miami (FL) cc

32 Watson, BenjaminBenjamin Watson TE Georgia

2005 32 Mankins, Logan Logan Mankins
Logan Mankins
† OG Fresno State

2006 21 Maroney, LaurenceLaurence Maroney RB Minnesota

2007 24 Meriweather, Brandon Brandon Meriweather
Brandon Meriweather
† S Miami (FL) dd

2008 10 Mayo, Jerod Jerod Mayo
Jerod Mayo
† LB Tennessee ee

2009 — — No pick — — ff

2010 27 McCourty, Devin Devin McCourty
Devin McCourty
† CB/S Rutgers gg

2011 17 Solder, NateNate Solder OT Colorado

2012 21 Jones, Chandler Chandler Jones
Chandler Jones
† DE Syracuse

25 Hightower, Dont'a Dont'a Hightower
Dont'a Hightower
† LB Alabama

2013 — — No pick — — hh

2014 29 Easley, DominiqueDominique Easley DT Florida

2015 32 Brown, MalcomMalcom Brown DT Texas

2016 — — No pick — — ii

2017 — — No pick — — jj

Staff Head coaches Main article: List of New England Patriots
New England Patriots
head coaches

# Number of coaches

GC Games coached

W Wins

L Losses

T Ties

Win% Winning percentage

00† Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Pro Football Hall of Fame
as a coach

00‡ Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Pro Football Hall of Fame
as a player

00* Spent entire NFL head coaching career with the Patriots

Note: Statistics are correct as of the end of the 2016 NFL season.

# Name Term Regular season Playoffs Awards Reference

GC W L T Win% GC W L

Boston
Boston
Patriots

1 Lou Saban 1960–1961 19 7 12 0 .368 – – –

[84]

2 Mike Holovak 1961–1968 107 52 46 9 .528 2 1 1 UPI AFL Coach of the Year (1966)[85] [86]

3 Clive Rush* 1969–1970 21 5 16 0 .238 – – –

[87]

4 John Mazur* 1970 7 1 6 0 .143 – – –

[88]

New England Patriots

— John Mazur* 1971–1972 23 8 15 0 .348 – – –

[88]

5 Phil Bengtson 1972[89] 5 1 4 0 .200 – – –

[90]

6 Chuck Fairbanks* 1973–1978[91] 85 46 39 0 .541 2 0 2 UPI NFL Coach of the Year (1976)[92] Sporting News NFL Coach of the Year (1976)

[93]

7 Ron Erhardt 1979–1981[94] 49 21 28 0 .428 – – –

[95]

8 Ron Meyer 1982–1984 33 18 15 0 .545 1 0 1

[96]

9 Raymond Berry
Raymond Berry
*‡ 1984–1989* 87 48 39 0 .551 5 3 2 UPI NFL Coach of the Year (1985) AFC Championship (1985) [97][98]

10 Rod Rust* 1990 16 1 15 0 .062 – – –

[99]

11 Dick MacPherson* 1991–1992 32 8 24 0 .250 – – –

[100]

12 Bill Parcells† 1993–1996 64 32 32 0 .500 4 2 2 AP NFL Coach of the Year
AP NFL Coach of the Year
(1994) Pro Football Weekly NFL Coach of the Year (1994) Maxwell Football Club NFL Coach of the Year (1994) UPI NFL Coach of the Year (1994) AFC Championship (1996)

[101][102]

13 Pete Carroll 1997–1999 48 27 21 0 .562 3 1 2

[103]

14 Bill Belichick 2000–present 272 201 71 0 .739 34 25 9 AP NFL Coach of the Year
AP NFL Coach of the Year
(2003, 2007, 2010) Sporting News NFL Coach of the Year (2003) Pro Football Weekly NFL Coach of the Year (2003) Maxwell Football Club NFL Coach of the Year (2007) 5 Super Bowl
Super Bowl
Championships (2001, 2003, 2004, 2014, 2016) 8 AFC Championships (2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017)

[104][105]

Current staff

New England Patriots
New England Patriots
staff

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Front office

Chairman/CEO – Robert Kraft President – Jonathan Kraft General Manager – Bill Belichick Director of Player Personnel – Nick Caserio Director of College Scouting – Monti Ossenfort Director of Pro Personnel – Dave Ziegler Assistant Director of College Scouting – Brian Smith Director of Scouting Administration – Nancy Meier Football Research Director – Ernie Adams Director of Football/Head Coach Administration – Berj Najarian

Head Coach

Head Coach – Bill Belichick

Offensive Coaches

Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach – Josh McDaniels Assistant Quarterbacks – Jerry Schuplinski Running Backs – Ivan Fears Wide Receivers – Chad O'Shea Tight Ends – Nick Caley Offensive Line – Dante Scarnecchia Offensive Assistant – Cole Popovich Coaching Assistant – DeMarcus Covington

 

Defensive Coaches

Defensive Coordinator – Vacant Defensive Line – Brendan Daly Linebackers – Brian Flores Cornerbacks – Josh Boyer Safeties – Steve Belichick Defensive Assistant – Mike Pellegrino Coaching Assistant – Brian Belichick

Special
Special
Teams Coaches

Special
Special
Teams – Joe Judge Assistant Special
Special
Teams – Vacant

Strength and Conditioning

Strength and Conditioning – Moses Cabrera Assistant Strength and Conditioning – James Hardy

→ Coaching staff → Management → More NFL staffs

AFC East BUF MIA NE NYJ North BAL CIN CLE PIT South HOU IND JAX TEN West DEN KC LAC OAK

NFC East DAL NYG PHI WAS North CHI DET GB MIN South ATL CAR NO TB West ARI LAR SF SEA

Culture Cheerleaders and mascot Main article: New England Patriots
New England Patriots
Cheerleaders

The Patriots Cheerleaders performing a routine in 2007

The Patriots NFL Cheerleaders are simply known as the Patriots Cheerleaders.[106] In 2005, cheerleader Kristin Gauvin won Miss Massachusetts, in part from her local commitment with the Patriots.[106] The Patriots' mascot is Pat Patriot, a revolutionary minuteman wearing a Patriots home jersey.[106] The Patriots also employ a corps known as the End Zone Militia. During each game, about ten men dressed as minutemen line the back of each end zone. When the Patriots score a touchdown, field goal, point-after-touchdown or safety, the militia behind the opposite end zone fire a volley of blanks from flintlock muskets. Per an interview with the Loren & Wally Show on WROR 105.7 FM in and around the time of Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XLIX, said shots use double the load of black powder than a regular historical reenactor does, specifically 200 grains, in order to be heard throughout the stadium. ESPN
ESPN
writer Josh Pahigian named this one of the top ten celebrations in the league in 2007.[107] Radio and television Main article: List of New England Patriots
New England Patriots
broadcasters The Patriots' flagship radio station is WBZ-FM
WBZ-FM
98.5 FM, owned by CBS Radio.[108] The larger radio network is called the New England Patriots Radio Network, whose 37 affiliate stations span seven states.[108] Gil Santos and Gino Cappelletti were the longtime announcing team until their retirement following the conclusion of the 2012 NFL season. Santos was replaced by Bob Socci.[108] Former Patriots QB Scott Zolak
Scott Zolak
joined the radio team in the 2011 season as a sideline analyst, and in 2013, he replaced Cappelletti as color commentator.[108] Any preseason games not on national television are shown on CBS's O&O WBZ-TV, who also airs the bulk of Patriots regular season games by virtue of CBS
CBS
having the rights to most AFC games; CBS
CBS
also has a presence at the nearby Patriot Place
Patriot Place
with the " CBS
CBS
Scene" bar/restaurant. During the regular season whenever the Patriots host an NFC team, the games are aired on Fox affiliate WFXT-TV, and NBC Sunday Night Football games are carried by the "NBC Boston" network of stations led by WBTS-LD.[108] Preseason games were broadcast on ABC affiliate WCVB-TV
WCVB-TV
from 1995 until the change to WBZ in 2009.[108] Don Criqui was play-by-play announcer for the 1995–2012 seasons, with Randy Cross
Randy Cross
as a color commentator and Mike Lynch as a sideline reporter.[108] Lynch was replaced by WBZ reporter Steve Burton in 2009.[108] See also

American football
American football
portal

The Kraft Group

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Rex Ryan
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Further reading

Fox, Larry (1979). The New England Patriots: Triumph & Tragedy. Macmillan Publishing Company. ISBN 0-689-10992-X  Hyldburg, Bob (2009). Total Patriots: The Definitive Encyclopedia of the World-Class Franchise. Triumph Books. ISBN 1-60078-099-7  Holley, Michael (2004). Patriot Reign: Bill Belichick, the Coaches, and the Players Who Built a Champion. William Morrow and Company. ISBN 0-06-075794-9  Price, Christopher (2007). The Blueprint: How the New England Patriots Beat the System to Create the Last Great NFL Superpower. Thomas Dunne Books. ISBN 0-312-36838-0  Lavin, James (2005). Management Secrets of the New England Patriots: From Patsies to Triple Super Bowl
Super Bowl
Champs; Vol. 1. Pointer Press. ISBN 0-9762039-5-2  Lavin, James (2005). Management Secrets of the New England Patriots: From Patsies to Triple Super Bowl
Super Bowl
Champs; Vol. 2. Pointer Press. ISBN 0-9762039-8-7  Glennon, Sean (2008). The Good, the Bad & the Ugly New England Patriots: Heart-pounding, Jaw-dropping, and Gut-wrenching Moments from New England Patriots
New England Patriots
History. Triumph Books. ISBN 1-60078-118-7  Felger, Michael (2004). Tales from the Patriots Sideline. Sports Publishing LLC. ISBN 1-58261-525-X  Donaldson, Jim (2009). Then Belichick Said to Brady: The Best New England Patriots Stories Ever Told. Triumph Books. ISBN 1-60078-239-6  Donaldson, Jim (2005). Stadium Stories: New England Patriots. Globe Pequot. ISBN 0-7627-3788-3 

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New England Patriots

Founded in 1960 Formerly the Boston
Boston
Patriots (1960–70) Based and headquartered in Foxborough, Massachusetts

Franchise

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Stadiums

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Culture

Billy Sullivan Robert Kraft Jonathan Kraft Pat Patriot Cheerleaders "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" "Crazy Train" "Your Love" Patriot Reign Family Guy

"Patriot Games" "3 Acts of God" "Gronkowsbees"

"Stunning and Brave" (South Park episode)

Lore

Snowplow Game St. Louis
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Stallions Tuck Rule Game 16-0 Spygate 2007 game vs. New York Giants Helmet Catch Butt fumble Deflategate 28–3 Philly Special

Rivalries

Buffalo Bills Miami Dolphins New York Jets Baltimore Ravens Denver Broncos Indianapolis Colts Brady–Manning rivalry

Division championships (20)

1963 1978 1986 1996 1997 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Conference championships (10)

1985 1996 2001 2003 2004 2007 2011 2014 2016 2017

League championships (5)

2001 (XXXVI) 2003 (XXXVIII) 2004 (XXXIX) 2014 (XLIX) 2016 (LI)

Retired numbers

20 40 56 57 73 78 79 89

Media

Broadcasters WBZ-FM Radio network Gil Santos Gino Cappelletti Bob Socci Scott Zolak

Current league affiliations

League: National Football League
National Football League
(1970–present) Conference: American Football Conference Division: East Division

Former league affiliation

League: American Football League
American Football League
(1960–1969)

Seasons (58)

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

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Joe Foss Al Davis Milt Woodard
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Australian rules football

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Boston
Demons

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Boston
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