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Franchise History of the 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 - have assured the Patriots place in NFL history.

New England Patriots Franchise History
Year Team
1971-present New England Patriots (NFL)
1970 Boston Patriots (NFL)
1960-1969 Boston Patriots (AFL)