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New England Patriots

Written by: Ioana Romanasu
Updated October 14, 2022
10 min read

Based just outside of Boston and boasting one of the most celebrated quarterbacks in the sport’s history, the New England Patriots are a serious force in the NFL.

Since acquiring head coach Bill Belichick and Tom Brady in 2000, the Pats have dominated the league with 18 AFC East titles, the longest winning streak in NFL history and a staggering six Super Bowl wins, the most recent of which was last season.

While Brady’s career is undeniably in its last stages, expectations are still high for a deep postseason run from the Pats in the 2019-20 season.

In this complete guide to the New England Patriots, we’ll be looking at the team’s recent history and current situation in the context of sports betting, including:

  • Easy tips for winning more betting on the Patriots.
  • Detailed analysis of last season and important stats and trends.
  • Facts and trivia about the Patriots including records, owners, value and more.

New England Patriots

New England Patriots Team History

The New England Patriots organization played its first game in 1960 as part of the American Football League. Since then they’ve won six Super Bowls which ties them with the Pittsburgh Steelers for most wins. The Pats have also won 11 conference championships, 20 division titles and made 26 playoff appearances.

In 1994 the Patriots were purchased for $175 million by current owner Robert Kraft and the team’s value is now estimated at $3.6 billion which makes it the third most valuable team in the NFL and the sixth most valuable worldwide. Since the change of ownership in ‘94 the Patriots have sold out every single home game.

Since Tom Brady became their full-time starter in 2001, the Pats have only missed the playoffs on two occasions, which includes his injury-shortened 2008 season. Brady and head coach Bill Belichick are widely considered to be the greatest QB-head coach combo in NFL history.

The most recognizable names in franchise history include Rob Gronkowski, Rodney Harrison, Andre Tippett, and Tom Brady.

New England Patriots FAQs

How much are the New England Patriots worth?

During the 2017 season, the Patriots organization generated $593 million in revenue and Forbes estimates the business to be worth $3.8 billion.

Who owns the New England Patriots?

The Patriots are owned by Robert Kraft.

When did the New England Patriots become a team?

The organization played its first season in 1960.

Have the New England Patriots won a Super Bowl?

Yes, the Patriots have won six Super Bowls.

What stadium and city do the New England Patriots play in?

Since 2002, the Patriots have played at Gillette Stadium, located in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Where do the Patriots have training camp?

The club holds training camp at Gillette Stadium, located in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

What is the New England Patriots mascot?

Pat Patriot is the official mascot of the New England Patriots.

What are the New England Patriots team colors?

The Patriots wear navy blue, red, silver, and white.

New England Patriots Player Highlights

All-Time Team Leaders

Games played Tom Brady
Passing Yards Tom Brady 70,514
Passing TDs Tom Brady 517
Receiving Yards Stanley Morgan 10,352
Receiving TDs Rob Gronkowski 79
Rushing Yards Sam Cunningham 5,453
Rushing TDs Jim Nance 45
Sacks Andre Tippett 100
Interceptions Ty Law 36
Points Scored (Kicker) Stephen Gostowski 1,743

Tips for Betting on New England Patriots

As the defending Super Bowl champions and the winners of three of the last five league championships, the New England Patriots aren’t exactly a well-kept secret in the sports betting world.

After winning the AFC East for the 10th year in a row, the Patriots upset the Chiefs in the AFC championship game and shut down the high-powered LA Rams in Super Bowl LIII. Tom Brady, despite having a down year by his standards, commanded an offense that finished fourth in the league in scoring while head coach Bill Belichick put together a top-ten scoring defense.

As the Pats head into 2019, there doesn’t appear to be a legitimate threat to their dominance in the AFC East. However, the emergence of Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, coupled with the loss of future hall of famer Rob Gronkowski, means the Patriots face a steep challenge to repeat as Super Bowl champs. The Pats did get Brady some help in the offseason, however, when they drafted WR N’Keal Harry with the 32nd overall pick in the draft.

In terms of betting stats, the Patriots were one of the league’s best teams against the point spread in 2018 but were surprisingly among the league’s worst teams when it came to hitting overs on point total bets. In fact, between weeks 8-17, the Patriots only hit one over in week 14 vs. Miami.

This can largely be attributed to a stout Patriots defense, which only gave up 20+ points twice during this stretch. New England has a great opportunity to get off to a quick start in 2019, as they don’t play a 2018 playoff team until week nine when they visit the Ravens on Sunday night.

Here are some key numbers for bettors to focus on:

  • The Patriots were the third-best team vs. the point spread last season, going 12-7-0 to finish the year with a 63.2 cover percentage.
  • The Pats only covered the over on point totals five times in 16 games last year.
  • After their bye in week 10 of the coming season, the Pats run into the toughest part of their schedule and are forced to play four 2018 playoff teams in consecutive weeks.

Start Betting on the New England Patriots Now

The Patriots are looking to win back to back Super Bowls for the first time since 2003-2004. With Brady’s passing, one of the league’s most underrated defenses, and a soft early schedule, the Pats will once again be the team to beat in the NFL.

For football fans in Massachusetts who want to bet on the Pats, the news gets even better. State Governor Charlie Baker’s has proposed a bill that many believe will make Massachusetts next in line to become America’s newest state to legalize sports gambling.

If you’re a local Pats fan, keep an eye on our guide to legal sports betting in Massachusetts for up-to-date news.

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Ioana has been working in the US iGaming industry since 2018, when she joined Gaming Innovation Group as a Content Executive for World Sports Network. Ioana is now Content Team Lead for WSN and manages the day-to-day operations across the site. From coordinating content with the vast writing team, to ensuring all operator details on the site are up-to-date and accurate, Ioana is vital cog in the WSN machine.

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