Additional New England Patriots Info
On our New England Patriots tickets page, you will see all home and away games listed for their 2022 season. Pick your game, seat quantity, and row. Once you fill out the billing and shipping information you will see your tickets via Mobile Ticket Delivery. This is the 62nd season for the Patriots. Fans are used to their winning ways, and they look for great things in the coming year.
Patriots 2021 Season Recap
The 2021 New England Patriots made it to the NFL playoffs. Gillette Stadium would not be used for a playoff game for the first time in many years. The team showed signs of flash during the regular season, going on a six-game win streak late in the season. Mac Jones threw for 3801 yards, scoring 22 touchdowns. This was Jones’ first season in the NFL so making the playoffs was an outstanding achievement as a rookie. His 92.5 quarterback rating and the fact that he made the playoffs in the first season put him in rare company. Mac Jones is the real deal.
Backing up Jones was running back Damien Harris. Harris had a breakout season, scoring 15 touchdowns and gaining just shy of 1000 yards in his third season. Rhamondre Stevenson backed up Harris as running back, scoring five touchdowns over 606 yards. Hunter Henry had a fantastic season, with nine touchdowns and 50 receptions. In 2022, the team wants to build on the playoff run.
During the offseason, the Patriots re-signed Ja’Whaun Bentley for a two-year deal. Chad Mason was traded to Tampa Bay for a fifth-round pick. JC Jackson, Kyle Van Noy, Ted Karras, and Shaq Mason have moved on from the Patriots. What will Bill Belichick do to fill those spots?
Boston Patriots Became New England Patriots After Eleven Seasons
The Patriots were founded in 1960 as the Boston Patriots. The Boston Patriots called four different stadiums home. From 1960 to 1962 they played at Nickerson Field. From 1963 to 1968 they played at Fenway Park. In 1969 they played in Alumni Stadium. In 1970 they played in Harvard Stadium. In 1971 they changed their name to the New England Patriots and moved into Foxboro Stadium, which was their home until 2001. In 2002 they moved into Gillette Stadium, which is their home to this day.
The New England Patriots are the most successful NFL franchise of the last 18 years, and they had another spectacular season in 2017. After finishing the regular season 13-3 with home-field advantage in the AFC playoffs yet again, the Patriots rolled into another Super Bowl. Their opponent this time was the formidable Philadelphia Eagles. Most expected the Patriots to smoothly win this game, and add yet another Lombardi Trophy to their case. That didn’t happen, as Nick Foles played one the of the best games of his life, and New England lost 33-41.
The Patriots usually have one of the NFL’s busiest offseasons, and this one was no different. On the same day, March 15th, they made two different trades with the Browns to acquire defensive tackle Danny Shelton and cornerback Jason McCourty. A couple of weeks later they traded wide receiver Brandin Cooks to the Rams, and during the draft, they acquired offensive lineman Trent Brown from the 49ers. They released linebacker Shea McClellin, wide receiver Bernard Reedy, and tight end Martellus Bennett, who retired.
In free agency, they signed defensive end Adrian Clayborn, running back Jeremy Hill, offensive lineman Matt Tobin, wide receiver Jordan Matthews, tight end Troy Niklas, and offensive lineman Ulrick John. That was all before the draft.
In the draft, Belichick did his usual wheeling and dealing. By the time he was done, they had nine draft choices. In round one they took a pair of Georgia Bulldogs, offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn, and running back Sony Michel. With their next three choices they went defense- cornerback Duke Dawson from Florida, inside linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley from Purdue, and outside linebacker Christian Sam from Arizona State. They did take a quarterback, but in round seven, Danny Etling from LSU. It was a good haul for the Patriots, as usual.
The NFL’s current flagship franchise, the New England Patriots, added yet another Super Bowl trophy to their case, the sixth in the Tom Brady era. Seriously, these guys collect Super Bowl trophies like normal people collect bottle caps. So what did they do this offseason to start paving their way towards number seven?
Well, they did realize their most important move was to boost their pass rush, so in March, the Patriots traded a fifth-round draft choice to the Eagles for defensive end/outside linebacker Michael Bennett. He has been one of the best pass rushers in the league for a long time, and the Patriots will see if he has one more season left in the tank. In free agency, the Patriots made a slew of one and two-year signings, the most significant of which were tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas.
New England usually does most of their work in the draft, and by the time they were done wheeling and dealing they ended up with 10 selections, so let’s look at the highlights. In round one they boosted their wide receiver depth with N’Keal Harry from Arizona State. In round two they added depth to a secondary that needed it with cornerback Joejaun Williams. They spent their trio of third-round selections on defensive end Chase Winovich from Michigan, running back Damien Harris from Alabama, and offensive lineman Yodny Cajuste from West Virginia. In round four they added quarterback Jarret Stidham from LSU, and later on, in the draft, they added punter Jake Bailey from Stanford. The Patriots are all set to win the AFC East yet again.