There are only a select few franchises in the history of the National Football League that can truly be considered dynasties. The New England Patriots may very well top that list. It all started when the organization drafted Tom Brady — a lanky quarterback out of Michigan University — in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft. It didn’t take long for Brady to have an impact with the Patriots. The pivot guided the franchise to its first Super Bowl title in 2001, a year after the team took a chance on him in the sixth round.
The gamble paid off for the Pats — and probably for many bettors along the way.
That was just the tip of the iceberg for Brady and the Patriots, who went on to capture four more Super Bowl rings — the last coming in 2016 when many experts believed the future Hall of Fame QB was finished. It certainly looked that way in the final when New England trailed 21-3 at halftime and 31-9 after three quarters against the Atlanta Falcons. Brady helped the Pats stage a remarkable fourth-quarter comeback to secure his fifth title with the club.
The Patriots have won nine AFC championships and an astounding 19 AFC East titles — including eight straight dating back to the 2009 season.
New England Patriots Next Regular Season Game
Have a look below to find out who the New England Patriots are playing next and make sure you pay close attention to the various betting lines for the game.
If you plan on looking further ahead into the season for good fixtures to place wagers on, then here's a schedule to help you forecast your betting options.
What Are The Current New England Patriots Standings
Since 2009, the Patriots have successfully topped the AFC Division every season. Can the Patriots continue to win the support of their fans this year?
New England Patriots Online Betting Tips
Does Tom Brady have another championship-calibre season left in him? Based on some of the early NFL futures, the New England Patriots are among the favorites to win yet another Super Bowl crown.
Heading into the 2017 regular season, the Pats are pegged +325 favorites to repeat as NFL champions according to BetOnline oddsmakers. With much of the same team returning to the fold — including a healthy Rob Gronkowski — it’ll be hard for any team in the AFC to take down the defending champs.
BetOnline has set New England’s projected victory total at 12.5 in 2017 — a year after a Super Bowl-winning season in which the club finished 14-2 and topped the AFC East division for a seventh consecutive year.
That Patriots were one of the best defensive teams in 2016, as they led the league with fewest points against — allowing 15.6 per game. In total, the Patriots held their opponents to 5,223 yards, which was good for eighth overall in the NFL.
If you’re putting a wager down on the Patriots, you can do so confidently knowing the team can excel at Gillette Stadium or on the road. The Pats finished 6-2 on home field while boasting a perfect 8-0 record on the road in 2016. Brady and Co. went 5-1 against division opponents and 11-1 versus AFC teams. The club put up a total of 441 points while allowing 250 for a differential of +191 — the best rating in the NFL.
New England once again has a favorable schedule with four of its opening six contests coming against non-playoff teams. However, the Pats open the season at home against a very tough Kansas City Chiefs team.
Where Can I Bet On New England Patriots Online
Ready to put your money on the New England Patriots? Here are a few online sportsbooks to consider before placing your wagers.