New England has appeared in four of the previous five Super Bowls, and Sunday's game will be their third in a row. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick will compete in their eighth Super Bowl together, five of which they have already won. The Patriots are 3-4 in other finals.
In addition to winning three out of four Super Bowls, New England has also led league standings for all but one season since 2001. The only exception was 2004 when they finished second behind the Atlanta Falcons.
Brady and Belichick have each won multiple Super Bowls with different teams. Brady has won twice with the Patriots while Belichick has won once with the Cleveland Browns and twice with the New York Giants.
Both men have had success beyond football too. Brady is one victory away from becoming only the second quarterback in NFL history to win more than three Super Bowls while Belichick is one loss away from being the most successful coach in NFL history without ever having won a championship himself. He is tied with Don Shula and John Madden for most losses by a champion (8).
Belichick turned 60 last month. He is the oldest head coach in the NFL and the longest-serving current head coach in the NFL. His contract runs through 2017.
Brady will be 35 years old during the 2016 season.
The Patriots of New England Which team has appeared in the most Super Bowls? The New England Patriots have a record 11 appearances in the National Football League's annual championship game, winning the Super Bowl six times. They are also the only team with multiple victories in the event.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is the most successful player in Super Bowl history, with six championships going into this year's game. He is joined by Dallas' Roger Staubach and Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger with five titles each.
Super Bowl I was known as the AFL-NFL Championship Game until the start of the next season. The Patriots defeated the AFL's Oakland Raiders, 27-17, before an audience of 35 million people. It is still the largest audience ever for a sports event at that time.
The following year, the two leagues decided to play again for the world title. This time, the Patriots lost to the Green Bay Packers, who went on to win three out of four Super Bowls played during the 1970s. After this series of defeats, New England dropped out of the conversation about which league was better than the other; however, they came back in 1994 after being denied their third title in four tries.
In 2001, 2003, 2004, 2014, 2016, and 2018, the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl six times.
Here is a look at how many Super Bowls the Patriots have won—more than any other club in the previous 17 years—as well as the all-time Super Bowl victories leaderboard. How many championships have the Patriots won? Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, and the rest of the Patriots are no strangers to the Super Bowl.
The Patriots came into Super Bowl LI with an overall record of 4-4 in their previous eight Super Bowl appearances, with all four of their wins and two of their four defeats coming under Belichick and Brady's leadership.
The Falcons were quicker and more athletic, and they were plainly unaffected by their glaring lack of Super Bowl experience. They rapidly found that New England was significantly more beatable than anyone had anticipated.
The New England Patriots' 51st season in the National Football League, 61st overall, and 21st under head coach Bill Belichick. 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 more wins than losses.
Brady announced his retirement on April 19, 2020. He will be succeeded by second-year quarterback Jarrett Stidham.
The Patriots began their 2020 preseason on August 13 at home against the Cleveland Browns. They will play three more preseason games before heading to Miami for Week 1 of the regular season on September 24. The game will be played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Belichick is the longest-tenured head coach in the NFL. He has won or lost as many games as any other coach in NFL history. Belichick has also never had a losing season as a head coach. He has a record of 186-67 during his tenure. In 2006, he became only the third coach in NFL history to reach 100 wins when his team defeated the Chicago Bears 26-21 in Foxboro. In 2008, he became only the fourth coach in NFL history to win 200 games when his team beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-14 in Foxboro.