Patriots Game: The New England Patriots are a professional American football team based in the Greater Boston region. You can find New England Patriots game live stream. Paul Perillo joins Megan and Andy to discuss the success Wade Phillips has had against the Patriots. Plus, Meredith Gorman catches up with Patrick Chung and we share a fun fact about teams who wear white in the Super Bowl.
When the ball is kicked off in Atlanta on Sunday, the New England Patriots will be playing in their ninth Super Bowl (stream it right here on CBSSports.com) in 18 years. We’re used to seeing the Patriots compete for titles year in and year out, but way back in the 2001 season, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady were just two guys looking for the Patriots’ Super Bowl win.
Brady took over for an injured Drew Bledsoe during the second game of the regular season, led the Pats to an 11-3 record in 14 starts then led the team to three consecutive playoff victories (with a little help from Bledsoe in the AFC title game) to capture the Patriots’ first Super Bowl title.
The opponent in that incredible 2002 Super Bowl victory was the St. Louis Rams, who boasted an offense that was better than any in the league. Kurt Warner. Marshall Faulk. Isaac Bruce. Torry Holt. They were damn near unstoppable. They were the Greatest Show on Turf. And the Patriots beat them, 20-17, on a last-second field goal by Adam Vinatieri.
In the ensuing years, the Patriots have become the greatest dynasty in football history. Since 2001, the Patriots have won 220 regular-season games — 32 more than any other team in the league. They have outscored their regular season opponents by 2,645 points — nearly twice as many as the next-closest team. They have won the AFC East an incredible 16 times, including a completely preposterous (and still active) streak of 10 in a row.