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[[Image:Ptc.jpg|thumb|300px|The New England players at the 2005 [[Patriots Training Camp]].]]
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The '''New England Patriots''' are a [[National Football League]] franchise team. The Patriots, also known to their fans as the "Pats", are based in [[Foxboro (Massachusetts)|Foxboro]], [[Massachusetts]]. Since they are located in the eastern region of the United States the Patriots belong to the Eastern Division of [[American Football Conference]] (AFC). Originally known as the Boston Patriots the franchise changed its name in 1971 to the New England Patriots to better reflect its representation of the entire [[New England]] region.
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The Patriots have gone to five Super Bowls and have won three. Their first [[Super Bowl]] trip was in 1985 against the [[Chicago Bears]], which they lost 42 - 10. In 1995 the Patriots made their second Super Bowl trip but fell short against the [[Green Bay Packers]] in a 35 - 21 loss. However, the Patriots' 2001 season ended in a [[Super Bowl]] triumph, where they defeated the heavily favored [[St. Louis Rams]] in a thrilling 21-17 victory. The Patriots won two more Super Bowls in 2004 over the [[Carolina Panthers]] and 2005 over the [[Philadelphia Eagles]].
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== Team ==
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{| class="toccolours" style="text-align: left;"
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|-
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!colspan="7" style="background-color: #0d254c;"|<font color="Red"> New England Patriots Roster</font>
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|-
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| style="font-size: 95%;" valign="top" | '''Quarterbacks'''
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">12</span> [[Tom Brady]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">16</span> [[Matt Cassel]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">7</span> ''[[Matt Gutierrez]]''
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'''Running Backs'''
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">44</span> [[Heath Evans]] FB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">33</span> [[Kevin Faulk]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">39</span> [[Laurence Maroney]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">34</span> [[Sammy Morris]]
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'''Wide Receivers'''
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">87</span> [[Reche Caldwell]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">80</span> [[Troy Brown]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">10</span> [[Jabar Gaffney]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">17</span> [[Chad Jackson]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">81</span> [[Randy Moss]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">18</span> [[Donte Stallworth]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">15</span> [[Kelley Washington]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">83</span> [[Wes Welker]] WR/KR
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'''Tight Ends'''
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">88</span> [[Kyle Brady]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">86</span> [[David Thomas (football player)|David Thomas]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">84</span> [[Benjamin Watson]]
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| style="width: 25px;" |
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| style="font-size: 95%;" valign="top" | '''Offensive Linemen'''
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">65</span> [[Wesley Britt]] T
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">71</span> [[Russ Hochstein]] C/G
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">77</span> [[Nick Kaczur]] T
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">67</span> [[Dan Koppen]] C
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">72</span> [[Matt Light]] T
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">70</span> [[Logan Mankins]] G
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">61</span> [[Stephen Neal]] G
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">68</span> [[Ryan O'Callaghan]] T
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">74</span> [[Billy Yates (football player)|Billy Yates]] G
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'''Defensive Linemen'''
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">95</span> ''[[Kareem Brown]]'' DE/DT
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">97</span> [[Jarvis Green]] DE
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">93</span> [[Richard Seymour]] DE
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">90</span> [[Kevin Smith (Football Player)|Kevin Smith]] NT
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">94</span> [[Ty Warren]] DE
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">75</span> [[Vince Wilfork]] NT
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">99</span> [[Mike Wright]] NT
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| style="width: 25px;" |
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| style="font-size: 95%;" valign="top" | '''Linebackers'''
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">52</span> [[Eric Alexander (football player)|Eric Alexander]] ILB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">54</span> [[Tedy Bruschi]] ILB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">59</span> [[Rosevelt Colvin]] OLB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">53</span> [[Larry Izzo]] ILB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">55</span> [[Junior Seau]] ILB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">96</span> [[Adalius Thomas]] OLB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">50</span> [[Mike Vrabel]] ILB/OLB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">58</span> [[Pierre Woods]] OLB
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'''Defensive Backs'''
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">23</span> [[Willie Andrews]] CB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">32</span> [[Rashad Baker]] FS
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">21</span> [[Randall Gay]] CB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">37</span> [[Rodney Harrison]] SS
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">27</span> [[Ellis Hobbs]] CB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">29</span> [[Eddie Jackson]] CB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">28</span> [[Tory James]] CB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">31</span> ''[[Brandon Meriweather]]'' FS
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">24</span> [[Mel Mitchell]] FS
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">22</span> [[Asante Samuel]] CB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">36</span> [[James Sanders (American football player)|James Sanders]] SS
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">26</span> [[Eugene Wilson (American football player)|Eugene Wilson]] FS
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'''Special Teams'''
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">&nbsp;3</span> [[Stephen Gostkowski]] K
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">&nbsp;6</span>[[Chris Hanson]] P
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">66</span> [[Lonie Paxton]] LS
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| style="width: 25px;" |
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| style="font-size: 95%;" valign="top" |'''Coaches'''
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*[[Bill Belichick]] Head Coach
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*[[Nick Caserio]] Wide Receivers
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*[[Joel Collier]] Secondary
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*[[Ivan Fears]] Running Backs
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*[[Pepper Johnson]] Defensive Line
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*[[Pete Mangurian]] Tight Ends
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*[[Josh McDaniels]] Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
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*[[Harold Nash]] Assistant Strength and Conditioning
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*[[Bill O'Brien]] Offensive Assistant
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*[[Matt Patricia]] Linebackers
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*[[Dean Pees]] Defensive Coordinator
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*[[Dante Scarnecchia]] Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line
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*[[Brad Seely]] Special Teams
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*[[Mike Woicik]] Strength and Conditioning
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<span class="plainlinks">[http://www.patriots.com/team/index.cfm?ac=Rosters&Print=yes Roster]</span><br>
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<span class="plainlinks">[http://www.patriots.com/depthchart.cfm Depth Chart]</span><br>
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'''Players on the Patriots Injury Reserve List (IR)'''
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">35</span> ''[[Mike Richardson]]'' CB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">30</span> [[Chad Scott]] CB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">49</span> ''[[Oscar Lua]]'' ILB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">43</span> ''[[Justise Hairston]]''
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'''Practice Squad'''
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">13</span> [[Bam Childress]] WR
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">76</span> ''[[Clint Oldenburg]]'' OL
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">2</span> [[C.J. Jones (football player)|C.J. Jones]] OL
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''Rookies in italics''
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==Team History==
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[[Image:Pats2006RunningBacks.jpg|thumb|300px|The Running Backs.]]
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[[Image:Threetimesuperbowlwinners.gif|thumb|300px|The Patriots have won three [[Super Bowls]] in the last six years.]]
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[[Image:Patsteam1.gif|thumb|300px|Patriots offense coordinator [[Josh McDainels]] is one of the youngest coaches in the NFL.]]
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In the Patriots history as a team they have experienced both sides of being an [[National Football League]] team - the losing - and the winning. In their early history as a team, the Patriots struggled just to get a winning record. Between the years 1960 and 1984 the team only made the playoffs four of those years; and only won one playoff game. The winds of fortunes seemed to be turning for the Patriots in 1985 though when for the first time in the teams history the Patriots won a AFC Championship Game and played in [[Super Bowl XX]] vs the [[Chicago Bears]]. The Patriots lost the game though and for the next eight years without a solid reliable quarterback, the team regressed into their pre-1985 form. In 1993, the Patriots drafted with the first pick of the [[1993 NFL Draft]], [[University of Washington]] star quarterback, [[Drew Bledsoe]]. With Bledsoe now leading the team, the Patriots improved significantly and in 1996 the Patriots returned to the Super Bowl ([[Super Bowl XXXI]] vs the [[Green Bay Packers]]). Once again the Patriots lost but they didn't fall apart as a team and they continued to be a playoff contender throughout the late 1990's. In 2000, the history of the Patriots quietly changed forever when [[Bill Belichick]] was appointed as the head coach and the Patriots drafted [[University of Michigan]] quarterback [[Tom Brady]] in the 6th round of the NFL Draft. The following year, 2001, Tom Brady became the Patriots starting quarterback and led the Patriots to their first [[Super Bowl]] victory. Since 2001, the Patriots have been in the playoffs all but one year (2002, 9-7 record) and have won two more Super Bowls. The 2004-2005 Patriots teams also set a NFL record for most consecutive game won with 26 in a row.           
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=== New England Patriots seasons record ===
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{| class="wikitable"
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|-
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! Year
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! Wins
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! Loss's
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! Ties 
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! Playoffs
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! Notes 
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|-
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| 1960
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| 5
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| 9
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|
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|
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| The [[Boston Patriots]] become one of eight teams to join the [[American Football League]] (AFL).
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|-
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| 1961
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| 9
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| 4
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| 1
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|
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|
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|-
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| 1962
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| 9
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| 4
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| 1
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|
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|
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|-
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| 1963
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| 7
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| 6
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| 1
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| 1-1
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| Patriots got beat in the AFL Championship game vs the [[San Diego Chargers]] 51-10.
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|-
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| 1964
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| 10
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| 3
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| 1
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|
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|
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|-
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| 1965
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| 4
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| 8
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| 2
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|
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|
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|-
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| 1966
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| 8
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| 4
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| 2
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|
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| Patriots running back [[Jim Nance]] rushes for 1,458 yards.
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|-
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| 1967
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| 3
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| 10
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| 1
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|
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|
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|-
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| 1968
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| 4
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| 10
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| 0
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|
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|
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|-
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| 1969
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| 4
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| 10
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| 0
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|
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|
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|-
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| 1970
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| 2
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| 12
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| 0
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|
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| Team moves from playing at [[Fenway Park]] to Boston College's Alumni Stadium.
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|-
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| 1971
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| 6
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| 8
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| 0
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|
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|Team moves to [[Foxboro]] and changes its name from [[Boston Patriots]] to the New England Patriots.
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|-
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| 1972
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| 3
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| 11
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| 0
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|
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|
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|-
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| 1973
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| 5
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| 9
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| 0
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|
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|
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|-
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| 1974
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| 7
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| 7
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| 0
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|
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|
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|-
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| 1975
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| 3
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| 11
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| 0
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|
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| [[Steve Grogan]] becomes the starting quarterback for the Patriots.
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|-
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| 1976
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| 11
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| 3
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| 0
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|
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|Patriots cornerback [[Mike Haynes]] wins the [[Defensive Rookie of the Year]] award.
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|-
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| 1977
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| 9
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| 5
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| 0
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|
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|
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|-
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| 1978
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| 11
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| 5
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| 0
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| 0-1
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| Patriots wide receiver [[Darryl Stingley]] paralyzed in a preseason game vs the [[Oakland Raiders]].
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|-
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| 1979
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| 9
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| 7
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| 0
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|
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|
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|-
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| 1980
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| 10
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| 6
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| 0
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|
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|
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|-
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| 1981
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| 2
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| 14
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| 0
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|
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|
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|-
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| 1982
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| 5
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| 4
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| 0
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|
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| Season was cut short by players strike
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|-
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| 1983
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| 8
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| 8
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| 0
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|
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|
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|-
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| 1984
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| 9
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| 7
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| 0
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|
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| [[Raymond Berry]] named as the Patriots coach.
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|-
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| 1985
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| 11
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| 5
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| 0
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| 3-1
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| Lost in [[Super Bowl XX]] vs the [[Chicago Bears]].
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|-
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| 1986
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| 11
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| 5
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| 0
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| 0-1
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| Patriots Hall of Fame guard [[John Hannah]] retires.
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|-
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| 1987
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| 8
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| 7
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| 0
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|
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| [[Victor Kiam]] buys the team from original owner [[Billy Sullivan]].
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|-
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| 1988
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| 9
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| 7
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| 0
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|
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|
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|-
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| 1989
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| 5
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| 11
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| 0
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|
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|Head coach [[Raymond Berry]] fired.
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|-
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| 1990
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| 1
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| 15
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| 0
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|
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| Worst season in Patriots history.
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|-
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| 1991
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| 6
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| 10
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| 0
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|
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|60 year old [[Dick MacPherson]] becomes head coach.
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|-
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| 1992
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| 2
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| 14
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| 0
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|
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|Businessman [[James Orthwein]] become the sole owner of the Patriots.
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|-
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| 1993
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| 5
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| 11
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| 0
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|
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| Quarterback [[Drew Bledsoe]] is drafted by the Patriots
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|-
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| 1994
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| 10
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| 6
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| 0
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| 0-1
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| [[Robert Kraft]] buys the Patriots
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|-
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| 1995
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| 6
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| 10
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| 0
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|
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| Patriots third round pick [[Curtis Martin]] wins [[Offensive Rookie of the Year]].
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|-
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| 1996
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| 11
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| 5
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| 0
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| 2-1
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| Lost [[Super Bowl XXXI]] vs the [[Green Bay Packers]]
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|-
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| 1997
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| 10
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| 6
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| 0
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| 1-1
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| Patriots lose 7-6 in the Division Round of the playoffs vs the [[Pittsburgh Steelers]]
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|-
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| 1998
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| 9
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| 7
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| 0
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| 0-1
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| Patriots draft [[University of Georgia]] running back [[Robert Edwards]].
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|-
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| 1999
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| 8
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| 8
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| 0
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|
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| [[Pete Carroll]]'s last year as Patriots head coach
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|-
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| 2000
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| 5
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| 11
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|
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|
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| First season with [[Bill Belichick]] as head coach
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|-
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| 2001
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| 11
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| 5
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| 0
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| 3-0
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| Beat the [[St. Louis Rams]] in [[Super Bowl XXXVI]]
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|-
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| 2002
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| 9
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| 7
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| 0
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|
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| Could have made the playoffs with a [[New York Jets]] loss, First season in [[Gillette Stadium]]
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|-
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| 2003
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| 14
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| 2
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| 0
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| 3-0
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| Won [[Super Bowl XXXVIII]] vs the [[Carolina Panthers]]
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|-
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| 2004
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| 14
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| 2
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| 0
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| 3-0
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| Beat [[Philadelphia Eagles]] in [[Super Bowl XXXIX]]
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|-
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| 2005
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| 11
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| 5
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| 0
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| 1-1
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| Backup quarterback [[Doug Flutie]] dropped kicks an
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extra point in the last game season of the regular season
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|-
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| 2006
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| 12
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| 4
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| 0
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| 2-1
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| First 12-4 record in Patriots history
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|-
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|}
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== Related Sites ==
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* [http://www.patriots.com/homepage/ Patriots Official Website]
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'''''Patriots News Websites'''''
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* [http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/ Boston Globe]
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* [http://patriots.bostonherald.com/patriots.bg Boston Herald]
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* [http://www.projo.com/patriots/?tn Providence Journal]
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* [http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/teams/patriots/index.html Sports Illustrated]
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* [http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/team?statsId=17 Fox Sports]
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* [http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/teams/patriots/index.html Sporting News]
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== Source Material ==
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* [http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/nfl/nengalnd/patriots.html SportsEcyclopedia.com - Patriots History]
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* [http://www.patriots.com/history/ Patriots.com - History Page]
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* [http://www.searchboston.com/patriots.html SearchBoston.com - Patriots History Page]
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* [http://nflhistory.net/patriots/ NFLHistory.net - Patriots Histoy]
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* [http://www.nfl-history.com/patriots.php NFL-History.com - Patriots History]
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* [http://football.about.com/cs/2003nflplayoffs/a/playoffhistnewe.htm AboutFootball.com - Patriots Playoff Record]
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Revision as of 16:36, 2 September 2007

The New England players at the 2005 Patriots Training Camp.

The New England Patriots are a National Football League franchise team. The Patriots, also known to their fans as the "Pats", are based in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Since they are located in the eastern region of the United States the Patriots belong to the Eastern Division of American Football Conference (AFC). Originally known as the Boston Patriots the franchise changed its name in 1971 to the New England Patriots to better reflect its representation of the entire New England region.

The Patriots have gone to five Super Bowls and have won three. Their first Super Bowl trip was in 1985 against the Chicago Bears, which they lost 42 - 10. In 1995 the Patriots made their second Super Bowl trip but fell short against the Green Bay Packers in a 35 - 21 loss. However, the Patriots' 2001 season ended in a Super Bowl triumph, where they defeated the heavily favored St. Louis Rams in a thrilling 21-17 victory. The Patriots won two more Super Bowls in 2004 over the Carolina Panthers and 2005 over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Team

New England Patriots Roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Coaches

Roster
Depth Chart

Players on the Patriots Injury Reserve List (IR)

Practice Squad



Rookies in italics

Team History

The Running Backs.
The Patriots have won three Super Bowls in the last six years.
Patriots offense coordinator Josh McDainels is one of the youngest coaches in the NFL.

In the Patriots history as a team they have experienced both sides of being an National Football League team - the losing - and the winning. In their early history as a team, the Patriots struggled just to get a winning record. Between the years 1960 and 1984 the team only made the playoffs four of those years; and only won one playoff game. The winds of fortunes seemed to be turning for the Patriots in 1985 though when for the first time in the teams history the Patriots won a AFC Championship Game and played in Super Bowl XX vs the Chicago Bears. The Patriots lost the game though and for the next eight years without a solid reliable quarterback, the team regressed into their pre-1985 form. In 1993, the Patriots drafted with the first pick of the 1993 NFL Draft, University of Washington star quarterback, Drew Bledsoe. With Bledsoe now leading the team, the Patriots improved significantly and in 1996 the Patriots returned to the Super Bowl (Super Bowl XXXI vs the Green Bay Packers). Once again the Patriots lost but they didn't fall apart as a team and they continued to be a playoff contender throughout the late 1990's. In 2000, the history of the Patriots quietly changed forever when Bill Belichick was appointed as the head coach and the Patriots drafted University of Michigan quarterback Tom Brady in the 6th round of the NFL Draft. The following year, 2001, Tom Brady became the Patriots starting quarterback and led the Patriots to their first Super Bowl victory. Since 2001, the Patriots have been in the playoffs all but one year (2002, 9-7 record) and have won two more Super Bowls. The 2004-2005 Patriots teams also set a NFL record for most consecutive game won with 26 in a row.

New England Patriots seasons record

Year Wins Loss's Ties Playoffs Notes
1960 5 9 The Boston Patriots become one of eight teams to join the American Football League (AFL).
1961 9 4 1
1962 9 4 1
1963 7 6 1 1-1 Patriots got beat in the AFL Championship game vs the San Diego Chargers 51-10.
1964 10 3 1
1965 4 8 2
1966 8 4 2 Patriots running back Jim Nance rushes for 1,458 yards.
1967 3 10 1
1968 4 10 0
1969 4 10 0
1970 2 12 0 Team moves from playing at Fenway Park to Boston College's Alumni Stadium.
1971 6 8 0 Team moves to Foxboro and changes its name from Boston Patriots to the New England Patriots.
1972 3 11 0
1973 5 9 0
1974 7 7 0
1975 3 11 0 Steve Grogan becomes the starting quarterback for the Patriots.
1976 11 3 0 Patriots cornerback Mike Haynes wins the Defensive Rookie of the Year award.
1977 9 5 0
1978 11 5 0 0-1 Patriots wide receiver Darryl Stingley paralyzed in a preseason game vs the Oakland Raiders.
1979 9 7 0
1980 10 6 0
1981 2 14 0
1982 5 4 0 Season was cut short by players strike
1983 8 8 0
1984 9 7 0 Raymond Berry named as the Patriots coach.
1985 11 5 0 3-1 Lost in Super Bowl XX vs the Chicago Bears.
1986 11 5 0 0-1 Patriots Hall of Fame guard John Hannah retires.
1987 8 7 0 Victor Kiam buys the team from original owner Billy Sullivan.
1988 9 7 0
1989 5 11 0 Head coach Raymond Berry fired.
1990 1 15 0 Worst season in Patriots history.
1991 6 10 0 60 year old Dick MacPherson becomes head coach.
1992 2 14 0 Businessman James Orthwein become the sole owner of the Patriots.
1993 5 11 0 Quarterback Drew Bledsoe is drafted by the Patriots
1994 10 6 0 0-1 Robert Kraft buys the Patriots
1995 6 10 0 Patriots third round pick Curtis Martin wins Offensive Rookie of the Year.
1996 11 5 0 2-1 Lost Super Bowl XXXI vs the Green Bay Packers
1997 10 6 0 1-1 Patriots lose 7-6 in the Division Round of the playoffs vs the Pittsburgh Steelers
1998 9 7 0 0-1 Patriots draft University of Georgia running back Robert Edwards.
1999 8 8 0 Pete Carroll's last year as Patriots head coach
2000 5 11 First season with Bill Belichick as head coach
2001 11 5 0 3-0 Beat the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI
2002 9 7 0 Could have made the playoffs with a New York Jets loss, First season in Gillette Stadium
2003 14 2 0 3-0 Won Super Bowl XXXVIII vs the Carolina Panthers
2004 14 2 0 3-0 Beat Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX
2005 11 5 0 1-1 Backup quarterback Doug Flutie dropped kicks an

extra point in the last game season of the regular season

2006 12 4 0 2-1 First 12-4 record in Patriots history

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