New England Patriots, originally known as the Boston Patriots, have made quite the name for themselves over the years. They began their career as a struggling AFL team, but quickly turned things around after the NFL / AFL merger. Over the years, the Patriots have won a number of Super Bowl and Division Championships. As one of the top AFC Eastern Division teams, football fans alike, expect to see the Patriots make a run for the title in 2009.
The New England Patriots were the eighth team to ever be signed to the AFL, and have been playing football since 1959. Between Billy Sullivan, owner of the new AFL team, and a local artist, they came up with the teams name, colors, and logo and were off to play football from here.
The Patriots first set foot on a football field in 1959, and did not make it to a championship game until 1963. The struggled in this first decade, as they did not even have a field to call home. One thing was guaranteed, during this time, and that was that home games would be in one of four different stadiums – Fenway Park, Alumni Stadium, Nickerson Field, or even Harvard Stadium – whatever was available.
Finally, in the early 70s, after the NFL / AFL merger, the team became an NFL franchise. At this time they team moved to a Boston suburb – Foxborough. This move brought a new name to the team – the New England Patriots. Between the move, name change, and the move to the NFL, the Patriots began to play football. The next 10 years brought nothing but playoff and championship games, including a Super Bowl appearance in 1985. The Patriots had finally given fans something to be proud of, and from this point forward, tickets became scarce.
Over the years, the Patriots have brought home a number of championship titles, including Super Bowl wins in XXXVI, XXXVIII, and XXXIX. There is only one other team whom has ever won three Super Bowl Championships within a 5-year span, and only seven other teams who have ever won two Super Bowl games in a row. These records, alone, make it nearly impossible to get your handsufabet เข้าสู่ระบบ on tickets to see the Patriots play.
The combination of Bill Belichick – coach – and Tom Brady – quarterback – brought many victorious wins and records to the Patriots. The longest winning streak ever, in the history of the NFL, was accomplished by the Patriots in the ’06-’08 seasons – 21-game winning streak. This record broke another record accomplished by the Patriots, and 18-game winning streak in the ’03-’04 seasons.