The New England Patriots are a professional American football team based in the greater boston region. The team plays its home games at Gillette stadium in the town of Foxborough which is located 21 miles southwest of downtown Boston and 20 miles northeast of downtown Providence, Rhode Island. The Patriots are also having headquarter at Gillette Stadium.
An original member of American Football League (AFL), the Patriots joined the NFL in 1970 merger of two leagues. The team changed its name from the original name Boston Patriots in 1971. The Patriots have appeared in the Super Bowl eight times in franchise history.
The patriots have become one of the most successful teams in NFL history, winning twelve AFC east titles in 14 second since 2001 without losing season in that period. The Patriots have since set numerous notable records, including most wins in ten-year period. The Patriots own the records for most Super Bowls reached by a head coach quarterback tandem (six), as well as being the first tandem to win the super Bowl 13 years after the first.
When the NFL and AFL merged in 1970, the patriots were placed in the American Football Conference East division, where they still play today. The following year, the Patriots moved to a new stadium which would serve as their home for the next 30 years. As a result of move they announced that they would change their name from Boston Patriots to Bay State Patriots. The name was rejected by the NFL and the team officially announced that they would change its geographic name to New England.
The official website for New England Patriots is www.patriots.com