The New England Patriots – a success story

The New England Patriots are an American Football Team (also called Pats). From 1959 to 1970 the team (which was founded in Boston, Massachusetts) was called The Boston Patriots. The Boston Patriots had a license for the (AFL) American Football League. In 1970 they joined the NFL (National Football League) – a merging of the former rivaling NFL and AFL and the team moved to Foxborough, where – for the first time – they had a stadion of their own. Due to the change of residence (they no longer were located in Boston) they changed their name of the team from Boston Patriots to New England Patriots.

In 1996 Bill Belichick began his career withThe New England Patriots, from 2000 (until today) he was their head coach. With him as a trainer, the New England Patriots started their amazing success story. Bill Belichick – and Tom Brady – are probably the key to their story of dominating the NFL. Bill Belichick is an absolute tactic nerd. He constantly changes and evolves the tactics and strategies of The New England Patriots. Again and again he invented new tactics and – when they became too popular in the league – switched back to old tactics. 

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There is of course one reliable point with Bill Belichick and the new England Patriots: Tom Brady. Tom started his matchless career with the New England patriots in 2001 when – due to an injury of Quarterback Drew Bledsoe – he took his role in the team. Tom Brady is one of the best Quarterbacks in the NFL of all times. He was four times elected “Most Valuable Player”, no player ever had more touchdowns 

The New England Patriots were successful in the Super Bowl finals five times – making them the second most successful team since 1968 (together with The San Francisco 49ers and The Dallas Cowboys). Only The Pittsburgh Steelers won the title more often (six times). The series of victories in the Super Bowl Finals started in 2002 (first victory). They repeated their triumph in 2004, 2005, 2015 and 2017. They also set a record in 2004 / 2005 when they won 21 consecutive games – a record no team had ever achieved before. 

With five Super Bowls Bill Belichick is the most successful coach of all times. The New England Patriots are the most successful team of the last two decades and the second most valuable team of the NFL. The Patriots earned about $600 million in revenue in 2018.

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