New England Patriots

New England Patriots


14 - 2
record
1841
ironrank

Standings Prediction

Won't stay at #1
The Patriots will fall in their division.
AFC
NFL #1/16
IronRank #5/16
AFC East
NFL #1/4
IronRank #2/4

Patriots Schedule

2017-2018 Season
Date Opponent Prediction Result
Week 1
Thursday, Sep 7
Kansas City Chiefs vs Chiefs WIN

Predicted Ranking for 2017-18 Season

#2
div. rank
#5
conf. rank
15-2-0
record

Patriots OFFENSIVE STRENGTHS

How the Patriots compare to the teams within their conference

passing

#1 Patriots
9.5
AFC
6.8
Great passing by the Patriots:
442 yds Feb 5, 2017 at Falcons
374 yds Jan 22, 2017 vs Steelers
401 yds Dec 12, 2016 vs Ravens

rushing

#11 Patriots
6.6
AFC
6.6
Great rushing by the Patriots:
114 yds Dec 24, 2016 vs Jets
91 yds Nov 27, 2016 at Jets
171 yds Nov 20, 2016 at 49ers

red zone performance

#2 Patriots
9.9
AFC
7.3
Great red zone performance by the Patriots:
67% Feb 5, 2017 at Falcons
75% Oct 30, 2016 at Bills
100% Oct 23, 2016 at Steelers

scoring points

#1 Patriots
9.2
AFC
6.9
High points scored by the Patriots:
34 pts Feb 5, 2017 at Falcons
36 pts Jan 22, 2017 vs Steelers
27 pts Oct 23, 2016 at Steelers

Patriots Stats

How the Patriots compare to the teams within their conference
Passing Offense
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yds/game
#4
of 32
Rushing Offense
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yds/game
#4
of 32
Red Zone Efficiency
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%
#4
of 32
Fumbles Caused
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fum
#4
of 32
Interceptions
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int
#4
of 32
Sacks
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sacks
#4
of 32

Iron Rank Over Time

See how the Patriots match up against popular competitors

History

The New England Patriots play in the American Football Conference as a charter member of the NFL.  The franchise was founded by Boston business man Billy Sullivan in 1959 as the eighth member of the brand new American Football League. The team’s name was chosen through a fan contest as “Patriots” was a commonly suggested name.

The club began play in 1960 under the name Boston Patriots. For the first few seasons, the Patriots did not have an official home field and played at various stadiums in the Boston area, including Fenway Park and Harvard Stadium. Following an appearance in the 1963 AFL Championship game which the Patriots lost to the Chargers, the team moved into a new stadium located in Foxborough, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, and the team name was then changed to the New England Patriots. The club would struggle on the field and not appear in a playoff game in either the AFL or the NFL for thirteen more seasons.

The Patriots became a charter member of the NFL in 1970, once the AFL and NFL had merged to form one league.  The team would have trouble finding consistency throughout much of its history. In 1985, they made it to the Super Bowl for the first time in franchise history but lost to the mighty Chicago Bears.  

In 1996, they would return to the Super Bowl as they were led by head coach Bill Parcells and star quarterback Drew Bledsoe. Once again they came up short, losing the contest to the Green Bay Packers.  In 1993, the same year that Parcells was hired, the team changed their traditional team colors from white and red to silver and blue while also adopting a new logo.

In 2000, the Patriots hired Bill Belichick, who quickly had success with the club. The Patriots won three Super Bowls in four seasons beginning in 2001 under Belichick’s leadership. They also became the first team to go undefeated in a sixteen game regular season with a perfect 16 to 0 record in 2007. However, they were upset in the Super Bowl by the New York Giants. The Patriots also moved into a new home early in Belichick’s tenure; Gillette Stadium became the Patriots new home in 2002.

Since the 2001 campaign, quarterback Tom Brady has emerged as one of the top QB’s of all time. He took over for an injured Drew Bledsoe during the 2001 season and led the club to their first championship.

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