The New England Patriots are your 2017 Super Bowl Champions. The Patriots finished the 2016-17 NFL season with 14 wins and a 1st place finish in the AFC East. They defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime in Super Bowl LI. The Patriots are looking to repeat in the 2017-18 season.
Formed in 1960, the New England Patriots are a professional football team based in Foxborough, MA. The Patriots compete in the National Football League (NFL) in the AFC East division against rivals Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills, and New York Jets. The team plays its home games at Gillette Stadium in front of 66,000 football fans. An original member of the American Football League (AFL), the Patriots joined the NFL in the 1970 merger of the two leagues. The team changed its name from the original Boston Patriots after relocating to Foxborough in 1971. Jim Lee Hunt, Bruce Armstrong, John Hannah, and Steve Nelson are just a few of the Pro Football Hall of Famers to play for the franchise over the years.