New England Patriots’ Road to the Super Bowl 2016/2017

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Regular Season Record
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Post Season Record

AFC Divisional Playoff:  Houston Texans 16-34 New England Patriots

AFC Conference Championship:                               Pittsburgh Steelers 17-36 New England Patriots

Mind Blowing Stats

Leading the Way

The Patriots rarely lose and they are rarely ever in a losing position. They haven’t trailed a game since their Week 12 win over the Jets. This accumulates to over seven hours without trailing their opposition. They have also held a fourth quarter lead in 17 of their 18 games this season.

Greatest of all time?

Tom Brady is set to play in his seventh Super Bowl on Sunday, a record for any quarterback and he’ll be going for his fifth ring, which will also be an NFL record.


Defence wins championships and that’s what Bill Belichick’s side have done this year. They’re often reliant on their offense to win games, but they led the league in defence this year. Every Patriots championship squad has had a Top 10 scoring defence.

Key Individuals

Tom Brady (Quarterback)

Brady missed the first four games of the 2016 season through suspension following the “Deflategate” scandal last season, but he’s in the mix to become the MVP. The legendary quarterback set the NFL record for best Touchdown/Interception ratio in a single season (28-2) to reach his seventh Super Bowl.

LeGarrette Blount (Running Back)

Blount had a career year in 2016. The running back led the league with 18 rushing touchdowns and had his first career year over 1000 yards. He’ll be making his second Super Bowl appearance as a Patriot.

Bill Belichick (Coach)

Coach Belichick has taken the Patriots to seven Super Bowls as head coach, another NFL record, and he also holds the most postseason wins by a head coach of 25.

Words by @dominictrant