The Patriots have visited the White House five times after winning the Super Bowl. Four of those travels occurred in April, with one occurring in May. In the spring, teams are often together for exercises, making it a handy period. (At the 2017 event, just after Mr. Trump was inaugurated, he honored each winner by name.)
The last time the Patriots lost was in February 2016. Since then they have gone on to win another Super Bowl title.
They have also been involved in several controversies during that time, including accusations of deflated footballs and a dispute with quarterback Tom Brady over his refusal to stand for the national anthem.
Brady has not visited the White House since the suspension. He said at the time that he had "made my position on this matter clear" and noted that he was "not going to spend time discussing something that shouldn't be discussed in public."
Other players on the team did visit, though. A group that included Devin McCourty, Chris Long, and Malcolm Butler went in June 2016 after they won their second championship in three years. Before then, no World Champion had refused an invitation to the White House.
In January 2018, shortly after President Donald Trump's inauguration, the team again went to Washington, D.C. This time they were invited by President Trump himself.
History of the series The New England Patriots and Denver Broncos will meet for the first time since the Patriots defeated the Broncos 41-16 at Sports Authority Field on November 12, 2017. It was the seventh consecutive season that the clubs met during the regular season. Each of these games has been for the overall championship.
The teams have never played during the NFL playoffs. However, if both teams make it to the Super Bowl then they would be forced to face each other because there is no such thing as a superconference or superleague. The only one who could possibly get them into a situation like this is God himself because he created both conferences and he can do whatever he wants with his creation.
In addition, the teams have never been scheduled to play each other while both were members of their respective leagues. The last time these two franchises faced off was in 2002 when Denver made its debut in New England. The Patriots won that game 42-21.
These teams have met every year since 1995 with the exception of 2000 when the Broncos missed the season due to labor disputes. In fact, between 1995 and 2001, the Broncos didn't play any team from New England except for a pre-season match up in 2002. The Patriots won all five games during this period.
Since 2002, the two teams have played each other every year except for 2006 when Denver went on strike after nine games.
This run began in the 1994 season at Foxboro Stadium and has reached 231 games by September 2016. The Patriots played all of their home games at Foxboro Stadium from 1971 to 2001. The stadium was privately funded on a shoestring budget and has minimal facilities. It is therefore not surprising that the team decided to move away from it toward the end of the decade.
They will play their home games at Gillette Stadium from 2002 to present and have announced plans to remain there through 2030. The new stadium was financially supported by its owner, NFL franchise New England Patriots LLC, and opened in July 2002. Before then, the team played all of its home games at Boston's Fenway Park, which is located across the street from Foxboro Stadium.
The Patriots moved out of Foxboro Stadium after 10 seasons because they were unable to secure funding for a new stadium. In fact, the only reason they were able to build Gillette Stadium was because of an agreement with the city of Foxborough to replace the outdated facility with a new one. The new stadium has 12,000 seats and is about a mile from Fenway Park. This means that fans now have two great places to watch football games instead of one.
In addition to having two stadiums, the Patriots also have two perfect records this season. They are the first team in NFL history to achieve this feat.