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League Championships


2004 Super Bowl XXXVIII
2002 Super Bowl XXXVI

Conference Championships


1985 (AFC)
1996 (AFC)
2001 (AFC)
2003 (AFC)

Division Championships


1963 (AFL East)
1978 (AFC East)
1986 (AFC East)
1996 (AFC East)
1997 (AFC East)
2001 (AFC East)
2003 (AFC East)

Years in Playoffs


1963 1976 1978
1982 1985 1986
1994 1996 1997
1998 2001 2003


Retired Numbers



#78 Bruce Armstrong
#56 Andre Tippett
#20 Gino Cappelletti
#40 Mike Haynes
#57 Steve Nelson
#73 John Hannah
#79 Jim Lee Hunt
#89 Bob Dee

Hall of Fame Members



Nick Bouniconti
1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1976
John Hannah
1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1985
Mike Haynes
1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1989
Raymond Berry
1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1989

Previous Stadiums



Harvard University
(30,898), 1970
Foxboro Stadium
1971- 2001

New England Patriots Team History


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Professional football arrived in New England on November 16, 1959, when a group of local businessmen, led by former public relations executive William H. "Billy" Sullivan, Jr. was awarded the eighth and final franchise in the new American Football League. One week later, Northwestern University running back Ron Burton was selected as the franchiseís first draft choice and Syracuse running back Gerhardt Schwedes was selected as the teamís first territorial choice. The team's name is inspired by Boston's role in the American Revolution. From 1976 to 1986, the Patriots made it to the playoff's five times.

New England Patriots Franchise Information


Franchise Granted: 1960
First Season: 1960
Franchise History:
    1960 - 1969 Boston Patriots (AFL)
    1970 Boston Patriots (NFL)
    1971 - Present New England Patriots (NFL)

The new AFL team originally located in Boston, was named the Patriots because of the areaís heritage as the birthplace of the American Revolution.

New England Patriots - Stadium

Gillette Stadium


One Patriot Place
Foxborough, MA 02035-1388
(508) 543-8200
Seating capacity 68,000
Opened 2002
Tenants:
   New England Patriots


New England Patriots Chronological History



The team's name is inspired by Boston's role in the American Revolution. From 1976 to 1986, the Patriots made it to the playoff's five times.

The Patriots made their first trip to the Super Bowl following the 1985 season, but lost to the Green Bay Packers.

1960 - The Boston Patriots joined the AFL.

1963 - The Patriots tie for the Eastern Division Title.

1970 - The Patriots joined the NFL when the league merged with the AFL. The team re-located to Foxboro and changed their name from The Boston Patriots to The New England Patriots.

1985 - The Patriots lose the Super Bowl to the Chicago Bears 46-10.

1993 - After several dismal years, the Patriots return in force under quarterback Drew Bledsoe who led the NFL in passing yards at the time. The team makes a post-season appearance for the first time in many years.

1995 - The Patriots qualify for the post season.

1996 - The Patriots win the AFC Championship but fall to the Greenbay Packers in the Super Bowl.

2000 - Punter Lee Johnson became the all-time leading punter in NFL history, surpassing Dave Jennings mark of 1,154 punts. Johnson finished the 2000 season with 1,163 punts.

2002 - The Patriots win the Super Bowl 20-17 against the St. Louis Rams.

2004 - After an amazing season of 15 straight victories, The Patriots go on to win the Super Bowl yet again, establishing the second longest winning streak in the history of the NFL.
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