Akin to the New York Yankees, the New England Patriots are often labelled as the Evil Empire in the NFL. Constantly winning, tends to put a bulls-eye on the back of a franchise. Masterfully obtained, and then brilliantly managed, Robert Kraft has owned and guided the Patriots since 1994. Wondering when Genius will be replaced with Bill Belichick, and QB Tom Brady will erase Most Valuable Player in dictionaries – let’s take a closer look at this model sports juggernaut.
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Vagabonds in their early years, the Boston Patriots played in four different stadiums from 1960 to 1970. Moving into Foxboro Stadium in 1971, owner Billy Sullivan renamed the team New England Patriots. The Pats gained a strong home field advantage they moved to Gillette Stadium in 2002.
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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 and the overall National Football League rankings.
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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, prior to our discussion of the pitfalls turned benifits when betting on New England Patriots games. When Chuck 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, then crashed the party and bought up the adjacent Foxboro Raceway horse racing track and much of the surrounding area.
When Sullivan ran into financial difficulties and had to liquidate, 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 and were blasted 46-10 by the Chicago Bears during Super Bowl XX in 1985 – the Pats inaugural NFL Championship game. Placing a bet on New England Patriots games was a wise choice once Kraft took over as the Pats produced a remarkable 241-111 regular season record over next 22 years – up to and including the Super Bowl 50 Golden Anniversary in 2016.
New England lost their 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 by claiming 13 playoff berths over 15 years and went 4-2 during six Super Bowl appearances. Running hot heading into the second half-century of Super Bowl Sundays – New England faced the Atlanta Falcons in the 2017 Super Bowl LI. Starting the “Next 50” with a bang, Tom, Bill and The Bunch posted 19 unanswered 4th quarter points and then scored on the only OT possession to post a historic 34-28 win over the bewildered Black Birds.
Stated before the first 51 NFL Championships, “there’s never been overtime in Super Bowl history” was said for the last time during Super Bowl LI. If you’re interested in future Tom Brady games, we feel his GOAT career will end in two – maybe three years, get onboard 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 FREE picks and betting advice – hot off the presses.