Super Bowl LII is almost here, so we searched for some interesting facts about the New England Patriots.
1. Established as the Boston Patriots on November 16, 1959.
2. This is the New England Patriots 10th appearance in the Super Bowl, the most of any NFL franchise.
3. On March 22, 1971, the team officially became the New England Patriots after the name Bay State Patriots was rejected by the NFL. B.S. Patriots did not really work.
4. Quarterback Tom Brady has a total of 36 playoffs starts, that's 9 more than any other quarterback in history.
5. In 2007, the Patriots had a perfect 16-0 regular season record. Only the 4th team in NFL history to do so. They ended up losing to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII, to end the season with a 18-1 record.
6. Coach Bill Bilichick was head coach for the New York Jets for one day, in early 2000, before resigning and accepting the head coaching job for the New England Patriots.
7. Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, is the home stadium for the Patriots. It opened in 2002 and seats 65,878.
8. Tom Brady at 40 years, is the oldest quarterback to every start in the Super Bowl.
9. On December 17, 1961, in a 41-0 win over the San Diego Chargers, the Patriots allowed just 2 yards rushing!
10. The Patriots have won 5 Super Bowls, tying them with the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers. One behind the Pittsburgh Steelers, who have won 6 Super Bowls.
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