Eight straight AFC East titles. Fourteen playoff appearances since 2001, and eight in a row from 2008-16. Twenty-five playoff victories since 2001, including 10 straight postseason wins between 2001-05, an NFL record. The Patriots have won an NFL-leading 138 games in the past decade and are the benchmark for what a NFL franchise should be. And while Tom Brady is nearing 40 and they consistently undergo player movement, as all NFL teams must endure in a salary cap world, the key to success for the Patriots isn’t their personnel as much as it appears to be the people in charge of acquiring that personnel.
New England just seems to know not only when to replace key parts of the equation, but who to get to replace them, both via the draft and free agency, to keep the equation adding up to more wins.
For a long time, and not all that long ago, nobody feared the New England Patriots. As recently as between the 1989-93 NFL seasons the Patriots won a measly 19 games.
An original American Football League team when the league was formed in 1960, between 1960-84, the Patriots made the playoffs four times and won a solitary postseason game. From 1965-75 the team enjoyed just one winning season. But in 1985 the Patriots found their form, winning three straight road games as a wildcard playoff entry to earn the AFC Championship and reach the Super Bowl for the first time in franchise history.
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The New England Patriots regular season schedule is listed right here and it’s been a long time since the NFL season wasn’t a rewarding one for the Patriots.
They’ve won at least 10 games every season since 2003, and haven’t endured a season with more losses than wins since a 5-11 slate in 2000, the year before New England won its first Super Bowl title.
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When you look at the AFC East standings listed below, expect to find the New England Patriots right on the top of the group.
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They Patriots haven’t finished worse than second in the division in the past 16 seasons and the two second-place finishes were the result of lost tiebreakers. And in 2016, the Patriots were winners on the field and at the betting windows.
New England’s 14-2 record was only slightly ahead of the Patriots’ impressive 13-3 mark against the spread, far and away the best in the NFL. The Patriots were even a better team ATS on the road (7-1) than they were on home turf at Gillette Stadium (6-2).
Like him or not, Tom Brady is a winner. It’s as simple as that. Brady holds the NFL record for the most playoff wins (25) and most playoff games started (34).
Brady has been awarded the NFL’s most valuable player trophy twice and has been named Super Bowl MVP four times, one of only four players to win multiple Super Bowl MVP awards.
Brady’s 34 playoff game appearances are the most by any player in NFL history. He’s also is the all-time NFL leader among quarterbacks in Super Bowl appearances (seven), and conference final games (11). He and Charles Haley share the record with five Super Bowl wins.