In 2002, the Patriots were coming off their first championship in team history. They were about to open a state of the art stadium in Foxboro. New England traded franchise quarterback Drew Bledsoe to the division rival Buffalo. The team was now Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady’s.
Similarly one may ask, what did the Patriots get in trouble for?
After an investigation, the NFL fined Patriots head coach Bill Belichick $500,000 (the maximum allowed by the league and the largest fine ever imposed on a coach in the league’s 87-year history) for his role in the incident, fined the Patriots $250,000, and docked the team their original first-round selection in the
Furthermore, how many years have the Patriots made the playoffs? The Patriots have now made the playoffs for 11 straight seasons (2009-19), extending an NFL record for most consecutive seasons reaching the postseason. The Kansas City Chiefs have the second-longest mark with five straight playoff berths (2015-19).
Then, did the Patriots win the Superbowl in 2003?
2003 New England Patriots season. The 2003 New England Patriots season was the franchise’s 34th season in the National Football League, the 44th overall and the 4th under head coach Bill Belichick. They finished with a league-best 14–2 record before advancing to and winning Super Bowl XXXVIII.
Who played in the Super Bowl in 2002?
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