- Founded: 1960, as a charter AFL member. Joined the NFL in the 1970 merger.
- Formerly known as: Boston Patriots
- Home stadium: Foxboro Stadium
- Uniform colors: Red, white, and blue
- Helmet design: Elvis-like face in silhouette
- League Championships won: 1986, 1996 (AFC Championships)
The Patriots have a long and storied history of losing. They have done it better and more often than nearly any other NFL team, with the brief exception of the time during the Bill Parcells era.