First Super Bowl (2001)
Patriots Star Quarterback Tom Brady
Tom Brady - The real start of the career of the legendary quarterback who was drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 draft with the 199th overall pick. Brady took over the starting quarterback position and went 3-1 in four games, which quickly gained him the trust of Bilichek and the fans. The Patriots finished the season on a six-game winning streak and ended up going 11-5 to win the AFC East.
The divisional playoff game against the Raiders was the Patriots' last game at Foxboro Stadium, and the Patriots again beat the Raiders 16-13 on Vinatieri's 23-yard field goal, in a game that became known as the "Tuck Rule Game". In the AFC Championship Game, Brady was injured in the second quarter of the game, but Bledsoe did not play poorly in his place, and the Patriots were able to hold off a Steelers rally with a touchdown on a free-position kickoff and two sacks by the defense to take the game 24-17 and advance to the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl 36, Vinatieri's free kick kills Rams
On February 3, 2002, the Patriots made a return visit to the Louisiana Superdome to battle the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI. The Patriots defeated the Rams 20-17 to win the first Super Bowl in team history, the first time in Super Bowl history that the game was decided by a late drive. Brady was named Super Bowl MVP after completing 16 of 27 passes for 145 yards and a touchdown. 1.5 million fans attended the Patriots' championship parade through Boston, and the Patriots became the last Boston team to win a major North American sports league championship.
Back-to-back Super Bowls (2003-04)
After a 2-2 start, the Patriots did not lose another game. During the regular season, the injury-plagued Patriots gave starts to as many as 42 players. The Patriots allowed just 14.9 points per game in the regular season, ranked first in the league with 29 sacks, and allowed just 11 passing touchdown passes, also the fewest in the league. After getting revenge on the Bills 31-0 in the finale, the Patriots went 14-2 to clinch the AFC East.
The divisional playoffs, which featured one of the coldest games in NFL history with temperatures as low as -16°C on game day, were close until the Patriots added a 46-yard field goal by Vinatieri with 4:11 left in the 4th quarter to seal the win (17-14). The AFC final saw Brady face off against the Manning-led Colts for the first time in the playoffs, but the Patriots' defensive unit completely dominated the game, surrendering four sacks (three from Ty Law), four tackles for loss, and one for a loss on defense. Although the Patriots' offensive unit also only managed one touchdown completion by Brady connecting with David Givens, Vinatieri's five free throws on all five occasions ultimately allowed the Patriots to defeat the Colts 24-14 and advance to another Super Bowl.
Super Bowl XXXVIII, Patriots Mike Vrabel touchdown
On February 1, 2004, Super Bowl XXXVIII was played at Reliant Stadium in Houston, where the Patriots faced the Carolina Panthers, who were in their first Super Bowl. The two teams combined for the highest-scoring quarter in Super Bowl history (37 points scored by both teams in the fourth quarter), and in a nearly identical script to the 2001 championship, the Patriots once again won their second Super Bowl by shutting out the Panthers (32-29) on a late drive on Vinatieri's 41-yard free-throw field goal. Brady threw for 354 yards and three touchdown passes on 32-of-48 passing and was named Super Bowl MVP for the second time.
The Patriots began the 2004 season with a six-game winning streak, which, combined with a 12-game winning streak in the 2003 season, gave the team the longest regular season winning streak in NFL history at the time with 18 consecutive victories, but the Patriots paid an even more painful price than the end of the streak in a Week 8 road defeat against the Steelers - Ty Law was injured for the season Ty Law was injured for the season and is out for the season. With the loss of another starting cornerback, Tyrone Poole, the team was forced to start second-year rookie Asante Samuel and free agent Randall Gay, while veteran Troy Brown doubled as a cornerback from wide receiver on offense. The Patriots went 7-1 in the second half of the season and ended up going 14-2 again to win the AFC East.
Rodney Harrison celebrates after sacking Manning
In the divisional playoffs, the Patriots once again hosted the Colts, and Manning, who threw 49 touchdown passes on the season, took the Colts to the league's top offense, but the snow game remained a nightmare for him - the Patriots' defense limited Manning to just 238 yards on the ground all game. A sack by Patriots safety Rodney Harrison with just 10 seconds left in the game sent Manning off the field to a chorus of jeers (20-3). In the AFC Final, the Patriots got revenge on the Steelers 41-27 on the road, ending Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's NFL-record 14-game winning streak in his rookie year.
Deion Branch carries the ball to advance in Super Bowl XXXIX
On February 6, 2005, Super Bowl 39 was played at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, with the Patriots playing the Philadelphia Eagles. The Patriots won the game 24-21 on the strength of wide receiver Deion Branch who rushed for 155 yards on 11 catches in the game.Deion Branch was voted Super Bowl MVP, and Brady threw for 23 of 33 passes for 236 yards and 2 touchdowns in the game. The Patriots became the second team in history to win three Super Bowls in four years (the other being the Dallas Cowboys from 1993-96).
To start the season, the Patriots suffered a wave of injuries worse than the previous two seasons, with safety Rodney Harrison being lost for the season in Week 3, making it possible for as many as 45 players to start throughout the 2005 season-another NFL record. The Patriots' record eventually slipped to 10-6, but they still won the AFC East. The Patriots edged the Jaguars 28-3 in the wild card game, but fell to the Broncos 13-27 in the divisional playoffs.
The Patriots went 12-4 and won the AFC East for the fourth consecutive year, defeating the archrival Jets 37-16 in the wild card game and breaking the San Diego Lightning's undefeated home stand for the season 24-21 in the divisional playoffs, but in the AFC final, Manning led the Colts to a 38-34 victory over the Patriots after coming back from a 3-21 deficit at one point.
Just One Step Short of a Perfect Season (2007)
Randy Moss scores a touchdown against the New York Jets.
The Patriots embodied a horrible fight. The Patriots' offense scored an NFL-record 589 points in the regular season, and in the season finale, Brady's two touchdown passes helped Moss break legendary wide receiver Jerry Rice's touchdown record while setting his own touchdown passes at 50 - also an NFL record at the time! The Patriots ended up having a 16-0 shutout season, the fourth in NFL history and the first since the season was extended to 16 games in 1978.
In the divisional playoffs, the Patriots' offense remained on fire against the Jaguars, with only one punt in the game, three touchdowns thrown by Brady and a 122-yard contribution from running back Laurence Maroney on the pavement to give the Patriots a 31-20 win over the Jaguars. In the AFC final, despite Brady's cold hands and 3 sacks, the Patriots' defensive unit did not allow the Lightning to get a touchdown, and Maroney again rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown as the Patriots downed the Lightning 21-12 to advance to the Super Bowl.
Plaxico Burress' touchdown shutout in Super Bowl 42
On February 3, 2008, Super Bowl 42 was played at University of Phoenix Stadium, where the Patriots faced the New York Giants. The two teams collided in the regular season finale, with the Patriots winning 38-35. The Giants' leading quarterback was none other than Eli Manning, Peyton Manning's brother. Although the regular season meeting between the two teams was a high scoring affair, the Super Bowl was played to the end of the third quarter with only the Patriots leading 7-3. The Giants relied on back-to-back key third-down long passes from Eli Manning in the fourth quarter for a 13-yard shutout touchdown by Plaxico Burress with just 39 seconds left in the game, and Brady was unable to salvage the game with another late drive as the Patriots ultimately lost (14-17).
In the 2008 season, Brady suffered a season-ending torn ACL in the first round of games against the Chiefs, which led to Matt Cassel taking over as the starting quarterback. The Patriots set the longest regular-season winning streak in NFL history at 21 straight games after winning the first two games of the season and finished the season 11-5, but missed the playoffs due to the Dolphins, who did not have the same record as the Dolphins in the same division within the same confederation, and the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC North. University of Tennessee linebacker Jerod Mayo, who was drafted by the Patriots in the first round with the 10th overall pick that year, was selected as the Defensive Unit Rookie of the Year.
The season opener was a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Patriots' founding, and Brady announced his return with two touchdown passes to lead the team to a come-from-behind victory over the Buffalo Bills in the Monday Night game. The Patriots went 10-6 to repeat as AFC East champions, but in the wild-card game Brady had three turnovers in the first quarter, and the Ravens converted all of them into scores to take a 24-0 lead in the first quarter in what ended up being a 14-33 home loss for the Patriots.
Fighting the Giants Again, Losing Another Super Bowl (2011)
In the 2011 season, Brady threw for a career single-game high 517 passing yards in the season opener against the Dolphins, including a 99-yard touchdown pass to Welker (tying the all-time NFL record). After going 5-3 in the first half of the season, the Patriots put together an eight-game winning streak to finish the season and repeat as AFC East champions. During the regular season, Brady threw for a career-high 5,235 season passing yards, Gronkowski had an NFL tight end record 1,327 yards and 17 touchdowns to be named to the league's first team of the best, and Welker had 1,569 yards on 122 receptions to rank second in the league in receiving yards.
Lee Evans' end zone strip-sack in the 2011 AFC finals
In the divisional playoffs, against the Tim Tebow-led Broncos, who had been a repeat regular season wonder that season, Brady educated his juniors with a single-game performance in which he threw six touchdowns to tie an NFL record, and the Patriots won 45-10. In the AFC final, Brady's own fourth-quarter touchdown dash into the end zone gave the Patriots a 23-20 lead, and the Ravens made back-to-back mistakes down the stretch, with wide receiver Lee Evans' catch in the end zone coming off the line and Billy Cundiff's last-second, 31-yard field goal going wide to give the Patriots a thrilling victory.
Super Bowl 46, Ahmad Bradshaw's touchdown shutout
On February 5, 2012, Super Bowl 46 was played at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, where the Patriots once again faced the Eli Manning-led Giants. The Giants had defeated the Patriots 24-20 in the regular season. The Giants' defensive unit took control late in the game, and with just 57 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw completed a 6-yard rushing touchdown to give the Giants a 21-17 win, and the Patriots ended up losing their fourth Super Bowl.
The Patriots went on a seven-game winning streak midway through the season and dominated the AFC East for the fourth consecutive year with a 12-4 record. In the divisional playoffs, the Patriots defeated the Houston Texans 41-28, but were shut out in the second half by the Ravens in the AFC final to complete the comeback, losing 13-28.
During the 2013 season, the Patriots suffered back-to-back offseason and midseason losses: Wes Welker and Danny Woodhead left the team as free agents, tight end Aaron Hernandez was cut by the team after being charged with and arrested for murder, Jerod Mayo and Vincent Wilfork, two All-Star defensive players, were lost to the team for the season early on, and Gron Kowski was injured again in Week 14 after making a mid-season comeback. Despite the struggles, Brady led his team to six close wins within three points of each other, including a Week 12 home game against the Peyton Manning-led Broncos in which the Patriots rallied from a 0-24 deficit at halftime to pull off a 34-31 overtime comeback, setting a franchise record for the largest point spread comeback in franchise history. The Patriots dominated the AFC East for the fifth consecutive year with a 12-4 record. In the divisional playoffs, running back LaGarrette Blount tied an NFL playoff record by rushing for four touchdowns in a single game as the Patriots knocked off the Colts 43-22 but fell to the Broncos 16-26 on the road in the AFC final.
Great Record Year (2014)
The 2014 offseason saw the Patriots and Broncos engage in an intense arms race. After ace cornerback Aqib Talib was overpaid by the Broncos, the Patriots quickly responded by signing former NFL No. 1 cornerback Darrelle Revis, who played for the rival Jets, and Brandon Browner, a member of the Seattle Seahawks' "Legion of Woe," as well as welcoming back veteran Safety Patrick Chung; and Brady's arsenal was updated as the Patriots extended the contract of standout Julian Edelman and signed wide receiver Brandon LaFell from the Panthers.
Julian Edelman punt return for offensive touchdown (2014 vs. Broncos)
The Patriots' 2014 season got off to a rough start with a 20-33 road loss to the Dolphins in the opener, followed by a 14-41 road loss to the Chiefs in Week 4, which sparked a lot of skepticism about the Patriots, but that became the turning point of the Patriots' 2014 season, which was then followed by a seven-game winning streak, which included a 43-17 win over the Tigers in Week 5, in which Brady broke the passing yardage mark of 50,000 yards, while in a rematch with the Broncos in Week 9, the Patriots pulled off a 43-21 home win. Despite losing 21-26 on the road in a Week 13 matchup with the Packers for the top spot in both conferences, the Patriots ended up with the top seed in the AFC with a 12-4 record, dominating the AFC East for the sixth consecutive year.
In the regular season, Gronkowski, recovering from injuries, was again dominant, with 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns, a unanimous first-team All-Pro selection and the AFC East Player of the Year, while Darrelle Revis was also named to the All-Pro first team, and the Patriots, who were more balanced offensively and defensively, finished the regular season first in the league in net points with a total of 155 points.
Divisional playoffs, the Patriots once again faced the arch-rival Ravens, in the case of two 14-point deficit, Brady and the receiving corps completely carried the offensive burden, the entire Patriots road offense only 14 yards, a record low in the history of the NFL playoffs, but the Patriots relied on the passing offense to the end of the 35-31 tough to get through;
AFC final, in the mid-season return to the Patriots LaGarrette Blount again just destroyed the Colts, contributing 183 yards and three touchdowns, the Patriots 45-7 home victory, and the victory also made Brady in the number of postseason victories (21) and passing touchdowns (53) are beyond the 49ers legendary quarterback Joe Montana, ranked first in history, while Brady became the first in the history of the NFL playoffs, the Patriots pass offense. first in franchise history, and Brady became the first quarterback ever to reach the Super Bowl six times.
Super Bowl 49, Malcolm Butler's Key Sack On February 2, 2015, the Patriots once again visited University of Phoenix Stadium to battle the defending champion Seattle Seahawks, coached by former head coach Pete Carroll, in Super Bowl 49. Trailing 14-24 in the final quarter, Brady scored two touchdowns against the Wuthering Herd, and rookie safety Malcolm Butler's interception at the 1-yard line in front of the end zone with 20 seconds left in the game gave the Patriots their fourth Super Bowl win, 28-24 over the Seahawks. .. Brady threw for 328 yards and four touchdowns on 37-of-50 passing, tying his own all-time Super Bowl record for successful passes, and was voted Super Bowl MVP for the third time.
Super Bowl (2017-2018)
On February 6, 2017, Super Bowl 51 was played at NRG Stadium in Houston, where the New England Patriots were crowned Super Bowl champions for the fifth time with a 34-28 comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
On February 4, 2019, the New England Patriots defeated the Rams 13-3 to win the championship, the sixth Super Bowl title in Patriots history and the sixth Super Bowl title for star quarterback Brady.
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