10 Things You Didn’t Know About the New England Patriots

Weird, Interesting, and Cool Facts About The Patriots 

Love them or hate them, the New England Patriots have been the most talked-about NFL team this century. 

 

They have been involved in multiple scandals, won 6 Super Bowls, and set multiple NFL records along the way. 

 

If you follow the NFL, then you probably know a lot about the Patriots already, so today, we thought we’d share with you 10 facts you probably didn’t know about them. 

 

You can find the NFL betting odds on them winning the Super Bowl next year, here. 

 

#1 – Their Leader Scorer Is… 

While Tom Brady holds the league’s all-time record in most categories, he didn’t actually break the franchise scoring record while with the Patriots. 

 

That honor is held by Stephen Gostkowski. 

 

Stephen Gostkowski played for the New England Patriots between 2006 and 2019. He scored a total of 1,775 points for the Patriots. 

 

He also holds the league record for most seasons as lead scorer – 5 seasons. 

 

#2 – Least Yards Allowed… 

In a game against the Chargers in 1961, the Patriots set their least yards allowed record. 

 

In this game, which ended 41-0 to the Patriots, they only allowed the Chargers to rush for a total of 2 yards. 

 

Can you imagine seeing a team doing that these days? We can’t… 

 

#3 – Spy-Gate Was Way Worse Than Deflate-Gate 

In the last 20 years, the Patriots have been involved in two major scandals – Spy-Gate and Deflate-Gate. 

 

People were horrified by Deflate-Gate, but the actions carried out by the Patriots during Spy-Gate still shock us. 

 

During Spy-Gate, the Patriots secretly filmed the New York Jets coaches and tapped into their team coms to try and get an advantage over them. 

 

This happened just before the 2008 Super Bowl. The team was fined $250,000 and the coach was fined $500,000. 

 

#4 – They Won The First Ever AFL Pre-Season Game 

Let’s roll back the clock to the formation of the AFL. 

 

The very first match staged by the league was a pre-season match between the Patriots and the Buffalos. 

 

Both teams had been created for the league, so this was a premiere game for both of them. The Boston Patriots (this was their name at the time) went on to win the match 28-7. 

 

#5 – They Were Almost Known As… 

After the AFL was absorbed into the NFL, many teams had to change their names. The Patriots had to drop their Boston title and find something new. 

 

They went through many ideas before almost settling on the Bay State Patriots. Until someone pointed out what it would be abbreviated to. 

 

The B.S. Patriots… 

 

It was probably best for everyone that they went with New England instead. 

 

#6 – Prisoner Saves The Day In 1982 

Patriots fans will remember the day when the groundskeeper and snowplow operator Mark Henderson cleared part of the pitch during the game for Patriots kicker John Smith. 

This kick won the team the match. 

 

What many people might not know about Mark Henderson is that at the time he was a prisoner on work leave from the local prison. 

 

Clearly, the Patriots have always had the urge to bend the rules. 

 

#7 – They Hold The Longest NFL Winning Streak 

You may be surprised to learn that despite being the only team to record a perfect season (regular season through to Super Bowl), the Dolphins do not have the longest regular season winning streak in the NFL. 

 

The Patriots hold that. 

 

Between 2002 and 2004, they won 21 regular season games in a row. No other team has come close to this level of dominance since. 

 

Just in case you’re wondering, it was the 49ers who broke this streak. 

 

#8 – Putin Stole What From Robert Kraft?! 

Bear with us on this one. 

 

During a meeting with the Super Bowl champion, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin told Robert Kraft that he would “kill someone” to own a Super Bowl ring. 

 

Kraft then said that Putin laughed and then put the ring in his jacket pocket. 

 

Putin claims to have never met Kraft and that he knows nothing about what happened to his missing ring while he was in Russia. 

 

#9 – A Lannister Always Pays His Debts 

Any fantasy fans will know that instead of writing the next book in his Song Of Ice And Fire series (the book series Game Of Thrones was “based” on), writer G. R. R. Martin has been looking for a million ways to procrastinate. 

 

This started by helping the TV show write the Game of Thrones, then he started writing short stories, and eventually, he turned his hand to sports journalism. 

 

In an article where he compared the NFL teams to houses, he said that the Patriots were most definitely the Lannisters.  

 

#10 – They Are The Most Penalized Team In Draft History 

Finally, the Patriots are the only team to be subject to 4 Draft forfeitures. 

 

Once for using their injury reserve list illegally, once for Spy-Gate, and twice for Deflate-Gate-related issues. 

 

They are the most punished team in NFL history. 

 

New England’s Preseason Debut May Have Given Patriots A New Star: Mac Jones

 Before the dawn of the New England Patriots’ preseason debut opposite the team of Washington, Mac Jones looked for some valuable advice from Cam Newton. Unfortunately, he seemed to have no impact on the fact that Newton previously laughably uttered that his quietness, sometimes, becomes so prevailing that it appears he is going to undo “the Vinci Code of seriousness.”

Expressing their meeting after the 22-13 win of the Patriot, Newton mentioned that, during their meeting, Jones was very detailed about his expectations from himself and the game. He also used words to admire the eagerness and enthusiasm the young quarterback contains. Mac Jones possesses an ongoing endeavor to achieve perfection in Cam Newton, which always facilitates him to keep his preparations with precision.

Jones did everything in his capabilities to emphasize the idea of him being the starting quarterback of the team from the beginning of 2021. Indeed, Jones couldn’t precisely wrap the downfield against Washington. Still, like the proficiency of the smallest mixer grinder, his performance rose above Cam Newton, which is enough for labeling the night on his name. Alongside, the first-rounder from Alabama is maintaining his performance level in the third quarter.

New England’s offense with its verticalness endowed him enough chances to apply his strengths on the field; together, he still managed to capture some opportunities to bring out deep balls. As a result, two field goals came into the pocket of the Patriots, although it can’t be denied opportunities of touchdowns had been created, as well. That night, the player made 13-of-19 passing with a rate of 78.2, managing to cover 87 yards with 4.6 yards on every attempt. The match must have made the Patriots comprehend that this man can make contributions to the team. In addition, the team will also learn to utilize his skills more efficiently to achieve tremendous success, like a multipurpose kettle uses include the boiling water more effectively to aid the users in the manifold.

Patriot Fans also embraced Jones with heartfelt applause. Some even started to chant his name, thinking they would see him again on the field later in the fourth quarter. The strides this quarterback managed to make inside and outside of the field got noticed by his teammates, too.
After Jone’s preseason’s debut, James White stated how difficult it is to contribute as a quarterback in this league. Still, he is working hard on his learning derived from everybody and is determined to conquer them through his performances. Adding up a few points, Josh Uche mentioned that he appeared to have hints of posies during his on-ground appearance.

The Patriots are preparing for the upcoming preseason game, their second against the Eagles, and Thursday in Philadelphia. Newton looks forward to scratching more success stories with their newly arrived player from Alabama. Enlightening his vision on the future growth of Mac Jones, Newton voiced that the learning process is different for every individual, and he is here only to grow with the team, while every one of them will be at his side.

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If the Patriots had not done a thing  this off season, they would likely be the favorites again to win the AFC next season. So exactly what does Bill Belichick do? He heads out and  practically murders every person in  free agency, taking actions that promptly place the Patriots atop the NFL power positions, and  by a huge margin also.

After including pass receiver Chris Hogan and also dealing Chandler Jones for a gifted offensive guard as well as a 2nd round choice, Belichick made the most effective action yet the other day, trading for one of the most productive tight  ends in the business in Martellus Bennett.

Are you joking me? Martellus Freaking Bennett? 😆

And if defenses aren’t  frightened enough  with Tom Brady tossing the football to Gronk as well as Bennett, merely remember he likewise has Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan and even Dion Lewis also at his disposal.

The Aaron Hernandez– Rob Gronkowski duo was extraordinary back in 2011, and I think this brand-new combination will certainly equal that duo in manufacturing points, and even be  a lot better when it pertains to making first downs. Since 2013, there is just one tight end that has  more yards after catch compared to Bennett, namely: Rob Gronkowski! 🙂

This offense  just went from top 5, to damn near unstoppable. The two-tight end collection is restored in a huge way this period with Gronk as well as Bennett, and  it will be close to impossible to guard. Both are gigantic targets that can run well, making them no match for linebackers,corners and safeties. We understand just how awesome Gronkowski is, yet Bennett is exceptionally skilled too.  Opposing defenses will  not have the ability to take care of both of them rumbling down the field at the same time!


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