Patriots The Patriots' 17-year streak is the longest in NFL history. During the stretch (excluding the 2020 season), New England went 212-60, good for a.779 winning percentage. By comparison, the St. Louis/Oakland Raiders are next with four consecutive winning seasons (including the current one). They had five overall from 1974 to 1979.
In addition to having the highest winning percentage during their winning streak, the Patriots also have the best record over all time. If their current winning streak continues through the 2021 season, they will have won 22 games in a row, which would be the second-longest streak in NFL history behind only the 24 straight wins recorded by the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1970 to 1983.
New England earned that honor by dominating both the regular season and the postseason during their winning streak. They went 16-0 during the regular season during that period, including 14 straight home victories. They were also extremely successful in the playoffs during those years, compiling a 109-17 record over the course of the 17-season span. That's the best record in NFL history.
The last losing season the Patriots played in was 2002. Since then, they've been 100% winning seasons. This year's edition has a 7-1 record so far.
The Patriots of New England The New England Patriots (USA) held the National Football League (NFL) record for the most consecutive seasons qualifying for the playoffs by a club from 2009 to 2019. They qualified every year except 2014 when they lost in their first game as a wild card team.
This was until the Kansas City Chiefs went 11 straight years from 1999 to 2009 making the playoffs every season. Since then, no team has been able to repeat this feat.
The longest active streak is held by the Pittsburgh Steelers who have made the playoffs every year since 2004 when they last missed the postseason as a wild card team. Before that, the longest stretch of consecutive playoff appearances was set by the Denver Broncos from 1998 to 2003. They too missed the postseason twice - in '98 and '03 - but were never below.500 during that period.
There have been 12 teams that have qualified for the playoffs in each of the past 13 seasons with only one franchise failing to do so - the Baltimore Ravens in 2014 and 2015. The other 11 teams have all made the playoffs every year since the start of this streak in 2002 when the Oakland Raiders became the first team to go 10-6.
With their third blocked punt of the season, the Patriots equaled a franchise record set in 1986. Pass San Francisco in terms of the most consecutive 10-win seasons. New England has now won at least 10 regular-season games in 17 straight seasons, surpassing San Francisco (16) for the most consecutive seasons with at least 10 victories. The last team to win more than 10 games in each of its seasons was the Baltimore Colts, who did it 14 times from 1959-1972.
The Patriots have already surpassed their total number of wins from all other seasons except 2004. They're on track to finish with 11 or more wins for the 13th time in the past 14 seasons. New England is also expected to finish with at least 10 victories for the 17th time in 18 tries. The only years when they didn't reach that threshold were 2002 and 2003 when they finished 9-7.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is expected to play against Jacksonville this weekend despite a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's drug policy. He's currently second in the league in passing yards per attempt (8.6).
Brady, who turns 37 next month, is still playing some of his best football. In his first nine games, he has five 300-yard performances and three 4,000-yard seasons. His current average of 267.3 yards per game is also a career high.
The Patriots have won 21 consecutive home games, including the postseason, to match the franchise record. The 21-game home winning run, including the postseason, is tied for the third longest in NFL history. The Patriots are the only team with two 20-game winning streaks at home, including the playoffs. They also have a 19-game winning streak at Foxboro Stadium over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The last team to win 21 games in a row were the Pittsburgh Steelers, who from 1972 to 1979 went 42-0 during that period. The Patriots are attempting to become just the second team in NFL history to start a season 15-1; the 16-0 Chicago Bears did so in 1954. If they manage to accomplish this feat, it would be the most wins in a season as of 2016.
In addition to their regular season record, the Patriots also have winning records after three games in each of their past five seasons, finishing first in all those campaigns. It's the first time since 2004 that the Patriots have had five straight successful seasons. The previous best was six straight from 1973 to 1978.
The last time the Patriots started 3-0 was in 2007 when they went on to win their fifth Super Bowl title. That's the most recent season opener without a loss before Sunday's game. Last year's victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars was their first opener since 2003 when they defeated the Tennessee Titans 26-16.
With 11 seasons, the New England Patriots hold the record for the most consecutive playoff appearances. The streak began in 2009 and lasted till 2019. The Patriots won three Super Bowls during this time period.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is the mastermind behind every success story. He has been with the team since 2000 and has a 144-34 record as head coach of the Patriots. His winning percentage is.812. He is also one of only three coaches to have won the Super Bowl while working with multiple different quarterback starters. He went 114-18 during his tenure with the Cleveland Browns from 1998 to 2001 and the New York Jets from 2002 to 2007.
Belichick has had great support staff members who have helped him achieve all of his successes. Former Cleveland Browns general manager Bill Polian said about Belichick: "He's the best football mind in the business today, and I'd say he's the greatest football mind in history." Former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Brad Childress called Belichick "the best coach in the league".
The Patriots played their first season in 1973. They have never missed the playoffs since their inception and are currently headed into their 12th straight postseason appearance. Only five other teams have made more consecutive playoff appearances: the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers, and Chicago Bears.
500 victories, 391 defeats. The Patriots have a regular-season record of 500 wins, 391 losses, and 9 ties in their 58-year history, as well as a postseason record of 37 wins and 20 defeats. They have won more games than they have lost since joining the NFL in 1952.
The New England Patriots are one of only eight teams in NFL history to win five consecutive Super Bowls. The others are the Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, and Chicago Bears. The Patriots joined these elite companies in 2004 after winning their second championship in three years. Head coach Bill Belichick is responsible for helping guide his team to victory during the regular season and in the playoffs.
Belichick was born on May 17, 1945 in Cleveland, Ohio. He played college football at Cleveland State University from 1964 to 1967 and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 1968. After failing to make the roster as a rookie, he returned home to join the Boston Patriots as an assistant coach under Chuck Fairbanks. In 1971, he was promoted to defensive coordinator until being given the head coaching job a year later. Under his leadership, the Patriots went from last to first in the AFC East within a few seasons. He has been named the NFL's Coach of the Year twice (1994, 2000).