YOUR TEAM, YOUR HISTORY
1960-1970 Boston Patriots, 1971-present New England Patriots
The Patriots were charter members of the AFL in 1960 and played as the Boston Patriots through 1970. Throughout the franchise's existence, the Patriots have been frequent contenders. It was, however, most recently that New England raised their level of success. Three Super Bowl championships in a four-year span – wins in Super Bowl XXXVI, XXXVIII and XXXIX - followed by a win in Super Bowl XLIX have assured the Patriots place in NFL history.