New England Patriots' Standings
Hardcore handicapper, or casual fan of this model sports franchise, one usually doesn’t have to scan very deep down the numbers to find the New England Patriots standings placement. That includes AFC East Division, American Football Conference, plus the overall National Football League rankings. Research the Patriots' next opponent by clicking a team name in the standings.
Bet On New England Patriots' Games
A fascinating story, with more twists and turns than a Hollywood movie, the New England Patriots rise to NFL prominence is the dream of every sports fan. We offer a condensed version before our discussion of the pitfalls turned benefits when betting on New England Patriots games. When Billy Sullivan moved the Patriots to Schaefer Stadium in 1971, he failed to purchase the land around the venue. Robert Kraft, a New England season-ticket holder since 1971, purchased Foxboro Raceway horse racing track and much of the surrounding area.
When Sullivan ran into financial difficulties, largely due to his investment in the failed Michael Jackson Victory Tour, Remington shaver CEO Victor Kiam bought the team. However, Kraft put in a higher bid and purchased then named Sullivan Stadium, leaving Kiam and the Patriots as his tenants. Kiam tried to move the franchise but was unable to break free of the stadium lease. Faced with that roadblock, Kiam sold the team to James B. Orthwein, who grew weary of being an NFL Owner and sold the team, lock stock and barrel, to Kraft for a cool $172 million in 1994.
On the field, a mix of winning and losing proceeded the Kraft era as New England had nine winning seasons and a 156-190 record from 1971 to 1993. The Patriots captured five NFL playoff berths during that unstable period. They were blasted 46-10 by the Chicago Bears during Super Bowl XX in 1985, which was the Pats inaugural NFL Championship game. Placing a bet on New England's games was a wise choice once Kraft took over as the Patriots produced a remarkable NFL best 279-121 regular season record from 1994 through the 2019 NFL campaign.
New England lost its second NFL title game, Super Bowl XXXI 35-21 to the Green Bay Packers in 1997, and three years later, the Bill Belichick and Tom Brady era blossomed. Together, Belichick and Brady closed out the first 50 years of Super Bowls with 13 playoff berths over 15 years and went 4-2 during six Super Bowl games. Running hot heading into the second half-century of Super Bowl Sundays - New England faced Atlanta in the 2017 title match. “There's never been overtime in Super Bowl history” was said for the last time during the Super Bowl 51 battle.
Starting the “Next 50” with a bang, Tom, Bill and The Bunch posted 19 unanswered 4th quarter points and then scored during the only OT possession to post a historic 34-28 win. If you're interested in future Tom Brady games, we feel his GOAT career will last a few years yet, so get on board the bandwagon and enjoy the ride. Follow every New England preseason, regular season and NFL postseason game here. Win like the Patriots by registering a betting account at any of the CSB top-ranked online sportsbooks. Like us and follow us on Facebook to receive betting advice on sports of all sorts. Bet on the games with these top-ranked bookmakers.