The New England Patriots is an American National football club founded in 1959 as a member of AFL called Boston Patriots. After the NFL and AFL merged in 1970 the team gets membership of the American Football Conference East division. In 1971 the Patriots moved to Foxborough and changed its name to New England Patriots. From 2002 they play home games at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
When was the New England Patriots founded?
It was founded on 16th November 1959 as Boston Patriots and was a member of AFL. After NFL and AFL merged in 1970, New England Patriots joined the NFL.
The Belichick-Brady era from 2001 to 2019, the New England Patriots have named the greatest sporting periods of all time. Over the years they have garnered many records for themselves. They are tied with the Pitssburgh Steelers for the most Super Bowl wins. They have a total of six Super Bowl wins. They have a total of eleven appearances. They have a total of five losses. They tie with the Denver Bronocs for this particular record. It is interesting to note that prior to the 21st century, the franchise struggled with many successes.
Other NFL records held by the franchise are:
• Most wins in ten years (from 2003 to 2012)
• Most playoff wins
• Longest winning streak (21) playoff games and regular season (2003 – 2004)
• Most consecutive winning seasons (2001 – 2019)
• Most consecutive division titles (2009 – 2019)
• The only undefeated 16-game regular season (2007)
• Highest postseason winning percentage