Brief History of the Team
The New England Patriots are an American football proffesional team which is based in the Greater Boston region. The Patriots compete in the American Football Conference (AFC) East division in the National Football League (NFL). The team was founded 61 years ago in the year 1959 and they are headquartered in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Their first competitive season came a year after their formation in 1960. The New England Patriots is one of the most succesful teams in the 21st century with 6 Super Bowl championships in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2014, 2016 and 2018. They have also won 11 conference championships and 22 Division championships. The arrival of head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady in 2000 can be attributed to the change in fortunes for the Patriots because that is when they really became a force to be reckoned with.
What is their home stadium?
Gillette Stadium is the New England Patriots home stadium which is located in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The stadium was opened in the year 2002 and it has a seating capacity of 65,878, including 5,876 club seats and 89 luxury suites. The stadium was constructed at a cost of $462 million in today’s value.
Who is the coach?
William Stephen Belichick is one of the longest serving NFL coaches under 1 club, having joined the New England Patriots in 2000. Belichick has achieved a lot in his coaching career and he is up there with some of the greatest coaches in the NFL. He has won the Super Bowl a record six times six as the Patriots head coach of the Patriots amongst other great achievements.
Who are the team’s top 3 players?
It is quite difficult to select the best perfomers in a talented squad like the New England Patriots, but Devin McCourty, Julian Edelman, and Dont’a Hightower have been outstanding.
How they performed last season?
The New England Patriots were outstanding in their AFC East division as they finished with a 12-4 record in the 2019/20 season. After finishing as the third seed in the AFC, they then came against the Tennessee Titans in the Wild Card round and the Titans won 20-13. The Patriots defense was incredible last season but their were let down offensively.
How they are performing this season?
Things are certainly not looking good for the Patriots as they are sitting third in the AFC East division behind Bills and Dolphins with a record of 5-6.