The New England Patriots began the twenty-first century with unprecedented success, winning three Super Bowls in a four-year stretch. Tom Brady was voted the NFL's Most Valuable Player in 2007 after setting an NFL record with 50 touchdown passes. The Patriots also had one of the best running backs in history in Kevin Faulk and over 1,000 yards from their other star player, Randy Moss.
Brady and the Patriots defeated the Chicago Bears 24-14 in Super Bowl XLII at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. This is the most recent championship for New England.
The Patriots were led by head coach Bill Belichick and general manager Bobby Grier. New England drafted quarterback Tom Brady in 1998 and made him its starting quarterback immediately. He went on to lead the team to three more Super Bowl victories in 2004, 2005, and 2007.
After losing his first two games as head coach of the Cleveland Browns in 1994 and 1995, Belichick returned to New England where he rebuilt the Patriots' roster using free agency and the draft. He has since become one of only three coaches to lead their team to undefeated seasons (1997 Patriots), and Super Bowl victories (2004 and 2007 Patriots). The other two are Paul Brown of the Cincinnati Bengals and Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions.
Brady, Tom In 2015, Tom Brady (2001-2019) Brady is the only starting quarterback in Patriots history to lead the team to a Super Bowl triumph, which he has done six times. He was selected as the NFL's MVP after that victory.
He played college football at Maine College of Art and Design before being drafted by the New England Patriots in 1997. Brady broke several records while playing for the Patriots, including most career passing touchdowns (228) and most consecutive game with an interception (24). He also holds many other records among quarterbacks: most career 300-yard games (31), most career wins as a starter (43), most seasons with 30 or more wins (3), and most playoff victories (6).
After suffering a season-ending injury in 2001's first game against the Atlanta Falcons, Brady came back the next year and led the Patriots to their sixth Super Bowl win. He had four touchdown passes and no interceptions in this game.
Brady's 6-year-old son, Charlie, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in April 2018. The following February, just three months after his son's cancer diagnosis, Brady signed a $25 million contract extension with the Patriots.
Brady, Tom The majority of Super Bowl rings Tom Brady has seven seasons as a quarterback, six with the New England Patriots and one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Neal Dahlen worked as an administrator for the San Francisco 49ers for six seasons and the Denver Broncos for two. He was hired by the Patriots as a scouting assistant in 1991.
Dahlen died at age 44 on February 18, 2008, after suffering multiple strokes. He left behind his wife, Linda, and three children: Emily, Neal Jr., and Grace.
The most recent Super Bowl took place on February 5, 2018. The Rams defeated the Steelers 34-20 at NRG Stadium in Houston to claim their second championship in three years and third overall. They became the first team since the 1949 Cleveland Browns to win consecutive Super Bowls. Quarterback Todd Gurley II won MVP honors for his performance during the game.
The Patriots have now joined the Cowboys as the only other NFL franchise to appear in every single Super Bowl (excluding the initial matchup).
They've also got the most Super Bowl victories with nine. The last time they lost was in the final minute of play in the biggest game ever played (Super Bowl LI).
Brady has more Super Bowl appearances than any other player - he's been to ten games overall and has never gone home empty-handed.
The New England Patriots' 51st season in the National Football League, 61st overall, and 21st under head coach Bill Belichick began in 2020. Brady was the Patriots' primary starting quarterback from 2001 through 2019, leading them to nine Super Bowl trips and six victories. He finished his career with 50 wins and two losses during that time period.
In 2020, the Patriots will attempt to win their fifth Super Bowl title. They are the second most successful team in NFL history, behind only the Dallas Cowboys. If they were to win their fifth Super Bowl title, they would become only the third team in NFL history to win five championships in the regular season (Cowboys - 1948-1963; Steelers - 1970s).
It is also worth mentioning that the Patriots have the longest active postseason winning streak in NFL history at ten games. They last lost a game on January 12th when they were defeated by the Philadelphia Eagles in the First Round of the playoffs. That loss ended their 2019 season prematurely.
Since that time, they have won every game they've played by an average score of nearly 30 points per match. No other team has ever accomplished this in the history of the NFL. The last defeat the Patriots suffered was back in 2007 when the Pittsburgh Steelers beat them 34-22 in the Divisional Round of the Playoffs. Since then, they have gone on to win four more Super Bowl titles.