Founded in 1960, the Patriots are a charter member of the American Football League when they were known as the Boston Patriots. By 1971, they changed their name to represent the entire Northeast region and have been known as the New England Patriots ever since.
While the team had two appearances in the Super Bowl through 2000, it wasn't until 2001 that the Patriots changed their reputation around the NFL and became one of the most storied teams in league history. Over the next four years, the Patriots captured three Super Bowl championships, becoming the last "dynasty" in the National Football League. The team has continued its winning ways ever since, and each year they have been anchored by two individuals, head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady.
Belichick is the all-time winningest coach in team history and has been widely regarded as the best coach in the NFL. Like many other great coaches before him, though, Belichick has had the benefit of coaching great players and the best of those is without question quarterback Tom Brady.
The Patriots play their home games at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. For tickets to each home game this NFL season, check out the selection at TicketNetwork.com and find the seats you want!