Standing Pats

Outside New England it's easy come, easy go
November 09, 2015

DOES SUCCESS breed stability or vice versa? Who knows, but since coach Bill Belichick (who took over in 2000) and Tom Brady ('01) teamed up, the Patriots have won 167* games, most in the NFL, and dominated an AFC East† otherwise rife with coach and quarterback turnover.

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Quarterbacks

since 2001

Head Coaches

since 2000

*Brady missed the 2008 season with an injury

†The Colts moved to the AFC South in 2002

13

8

BILLS

16

8

DOLPHINS

11

5

JETS

PHOTOAL TIELEMANS FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (BRADY) PHOTOELSA/GETTY IMAGES (BELICHICK) CHART

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)