The New England Patriots compete in the AFC East division of the NFL. Founded in 1959 as the Boston Patriots, the Patriots are one of the most successful franchises in football, with multiple records to their name (including most Super Bowl appearances). Legendary figures of the Patriots include Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, Julian Edelman and Wes Welker.
The Patriots have made 27 playoff appearances in franchise history, winning 22 division championships, 11 conference championships, and six Super Bowls. The Patriots’ home field is Gillette Stadium, and the team is owned by Robert Kraft. The current general manager and head coach is Bill Belichick.