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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New England Patriots Franchise History - A Fan's Essentials

Fall 2022: To purchase a reasonably priced 8" x 24" plaqued mounted version of the Patriots poster that's ready to hang on your wall, please visit Heritage Sports Stuff.

1. New England Patriots – The Team Name
This franchise was established in 1960 as part of the AFL (American Football League) and joined the NFL in 1970. The team has been known as:
Boston Patriots 1960-1970
New England Patriots 1971-Present

2. New England Patriots – The Championship Record
Six Super Bowl Championships:
Super Bowl XXXVI February 3, 2002 New England 20, St. Louis 17
Super Bowl XXXVIII February 1, 2004 New England 32, Carolina 29
Super Bowl XXXIX February 6, 2005 New England 24, Philadelphia 21
Super Bowl XLIX February 1, 2015 New England 28, Seattle 24
Super Bowl LI February 5, 2017 New England 34, Atlanta 28
Super Bowl LIII February 3, 2019 New England 13, LA Rams 3

Five Other Super Bowl Appearances:
Super Bowl XX January 26, 1986 Chicago 46, New England 10
Super Bowl XXXI January 26, 1997 Green Bay 35, New England 21
Super Bowl XLII February 3, 2008 N.Y. Giants 17, New England 14
Super Bowl XLVI February 5, 2012 N.Y. Giants 21, New England 17
Super Bowl LII February 4, 2018: Philadelphia 41, New England Patriots 33

Eleven AFC Conference Championships:
1985, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018

3. New England Patriots – Home Stadium History
1. Nickerson Field, Boston
2. Fenway Park, Boston
3. Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill
4. Harvard Stadium, Boston
5. Foxboro Stadium / Schaefer Stadium / Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro
6. Gillette Stadium, Foxboro

4. For more information on the Patriots, you should bookmark these four great websites:

For a huge amount of great historic player and team information:

For a great summary of the Patriots' year by year standings:

For great information about the team's stadiums (don't be fooled by the fact that the website is called "", it also has great information on football stadiums):

5. Celebrate the Patriots' uniform history by owning a piece of history:
If you love the New England Patriots and the history of the Patriots franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 15 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 15 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)

If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our New England Patriots YouTube video at or go directly to the artwork website where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel

And please search my blog archive for other blogs on the history of the Patriots.


This blog was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 17, 2010. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at !

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