New England Patriots – History, Background, Opponents and Schedule

By RayPublished on: February 18, 2024 Updated on: March 5, 2024
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The New England Patriots are one of the most successful National Football League (NFL) franchises. The Patriots were established as the Boston Patriots in 1959, as a member of the American Football League (AFL). They changed their name to the New England Patriots in 1971, a year after the AFL-NFL merger. Their early years in the league were marked by modest success, where they struggled to find footing.

The Patriots play their home games at Gillette Stadium located in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Before shifting to this venue, the team played in several stadiums. The Patriots played their home games at Nickerson Field for the first two years since their inception.

From 1963 to 1968, they played at Fenway Park followed by the Alumni Stadium in the 1969 season, and at the Harvard Stadium in 1970. From 1971 through 2001, the Patriots played at the Foxboro Stadium.

Championship Wins

The New England Patriots’ legacy is highlighted by their impressive success in the NFL, winning six Super Bowls in 19 years. The Patriots achieved the feat under the leadership of head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. The Patriots have won six Super Bowl titles (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI, and LIII) and are only the second team to win six Super Bowls after the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Apart from the Super Bowls, the Patriots have won numerous AFC Championships which make them one of the most successful teams in the league.

Active Roster

Player # Position Height College
David Andrews
60 C 6-3 Georgia

Jake Andrews

67 C 6-3 Troy

Alex Austin

28 DB 6-1 Oregon State

Bryce Baringer

17 P 6-3 Michigan State

Christian Barmore

90 DL 6-5 Alabama

Ja’Whaun Bentley

8 LB 6-2 Purdue

Joshuah Bledsoe

24 S 5-11 Missouri

Chris Board

45 LB 6-2 North Dakota State

Kayshon Boutte

80 WR 6-0 LSU

Pharaoh Brown

86 TE 6-5 Oregon

Trent Brown

77 OL 6-8 Florida

Myles Bryant

27 DB 5-9 Washington

Joe Cardona

49 LS 6-3 Navy

Cody Davis

22 DB 6-2 Texas Tech

DeMario Douglas

81 WR 5-8 Liberty

Kyle Dugger

23 DB 6-2 Lenoir-Rhyne

Ezekiel Elliott

15 RB 6-0 Ohio State

Christian Elliss

53 LB 6-3 Idaho

James Ferentz

65 OL 6-2 Iowa

Mike Gesicki

88 TE 6-6 Penn State

Davon Godchaux

92 DL 6-3 LSU

Lawrence Guy Sr.

93 DL 6-4 Arizona State

Kevin Harris

36 RB 5-10 South Carolina

JaMycal Hasty

39 RB 5-8 Baylor

Anfernee Jennings

33 LB 6-3 Alabama

Jonathan Jones

31 DB 5-10 Auburn

Mac Jones

10 QB 6-3 Alabama

Vederian Lowe

59 OT 6-6 Illinois

Atonio Mafi

68 OL 6-3 UCLA

Marte Mapu

30 LB 6-3 Sacramento State

Jalen Mills

2 DB 6-0 LSU

Mike Onwenu

71 OL 6-3 Michigan

DeVante Parker

1 WR 6-3 Louisville

Jabrill Peppers

5 DB 5-11 Michigan

La’Michael Pettway

46 TE 6-1 Iowa State

Jeremiah Pharms Jr.

70 DL 6-3 Friends U.

Adrian Phillips

21 DB 5-11 Texas

Jalen Reagor

83 WR 5-11 TCU

Sam Roberts

96 DL 6-5 Northwest Missouri State

Nathan Rourke

13 QB 6-1 Ohio

Chad Ryland

37 K 6-0 Maryland

Brenden Schooler

41 DB 6-1 Texas

Matthew Slater

18 WR 6-0 UCLA

Sidy Sow

62 OL 6-5 Eastern Michigan

Jahlani Tavai

48 LB 6-2 Hawaii

Tyquan Thornton

11 WR 6-2 Baylor

Josh Uche

55 LB 6-3 Michigan

Shaun Wade

26 CB 6-1 Ohio State

Keion White

99 DE 6-5 Georgia Tech

Mack Wilson Sr.

3 LB 6-1 Alabama

Marco Wilson

19 CB 6-0 Florida

Deatrich Wise Jr.

91 DL 6-6 Arkansas

Bailey Zappe

4 QB 6-1 Western Kentucky

New England Patriots Opponents For the 2024 Season

The New England Patriots will play eight games at home and nine on the road in the 2024 regular season. Their opponents for the 2024 seasons are:


Divisional Opponents

AFC Oppoents

NFC Opponents

  • Los Angeles Rams
  • Seattle Seahawks


Divisional Opponents

  • Buffalo Bills
  • Miami Dolphins
  • New York Jets

AFC Oppoents

NFC Opponents

About Author: Ray

As a passionate writer and dedicated NFL enthusiast, Ray brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the world of football. With a focus on NFL players and WAGs, Ray dives deep into the stories, lives, and careers of these incredible athletes. With a keen eye for detail and a knack for storytelling, Ray captures the essence of the NFL world, exploring the lives of players, and their family members.