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)