What was the name of the original New England Patriots?
No. The term New England applies to the northeastern states that were among the original English colonies in America. It is still used to describe the region. The team's name references the "patriots" who were those who fought the British in the Revolutionary War (1775-1783). Originally they were the Boston Patriots.
The only nick name the organization has had is the Patriots. The team was originally known as the Boston Patriots The team was renamed the New England Patriots in 1971. They got the name from England. (HISTORY CHECK) When America went to war with England to gain independence, England fought under the nickname "The Patriots" (hints the name "New England Patriots"). Funny how stuff like that works, huh?
The Boston Patriots became known as the New England Patriots because the city of Boston couldn't support them with their request of a new field. They were forced to settle in Fox-borough and decided to drop "Boston" from their name. They tried Bay State Patriots but the name was rejected by the NFL and on March 22, 1971 they became the New England Patriots.
The Patriots were one of the original members of the American Football League, which played its first season in 1960. They were originally called the Boston Patriots until they moved to Foxborough, MA in 1971 -- one year after the AFL merged with the NFL to form the league that exists today -- and changed their name to the New England Patriots.
The New England Patriots have always been located in New England, more specifically in Massachusetts. The team was established in 1959 as the Boston Patriots and they played in stadiums in the Boston area. In 1971 the team moved to a new stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The team name was then changed to the New England Patriots.
The Patriots moved to Foxboro Ma after the 1970 season. Before the move they were known as the Boston Patriots. After moving out of Boston proper to the suburbs the owners of the Patriots decided to change the name to the New England Patriots in order to try to grow their fan base in the New England Region instead of just concentrating on the fan base in Boston.
In 1961, locals submitted names they liked for the new Boston football team in the AFL and the Boston Patriots was the most popular. The name references the central role of Massachusetts in the American Revolution. When the Patriots moved their operations to Foxborough, MA in 1971, they originally chose "Bay State Patriots" as the new name, but it was rejected, and so they settled on New England Patriots (which is more of a regional…
In the 1960s they played in Boston at Nickerson Field, Harvard Stadium, Fenway Park, and Alumni Stadium. In 1970, they moved to Foxborough, they tried to change their name to "Bay State Patriots", but the name was changed after one month, so they called themselves the New England Patriots. They have always played for New England, in Boston.
The series between the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers is tied at 15-15. The Pats are 11-14 in the regular season and 4-1 in the post season vs Pittsburgh. The games (playoff games bolded/italicized) : New England Patriots 03 Pittsburgh Steelers 33 away L New England Patriots 17 Pittsburgh Steelers 21 home L New England Patriots 30 Pittsburgh Steelers 27 away W New England Patriots 13 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 home L New England…
I assume by Patriots you mean the New England Patriots of the National Football league. In 1959, the team was introduced as the Boston Patriots but in 1971 the team was relocated to Foxborough, Massachusetts where they were renamed as the New England Patriots. This is the same name that the team uses today.
The team with the most AFC Championship trophies is the New England Patriots, with 9 total victories. 1985 New England Patriots 31 Miami Dolphins 14 1996 New England Patriots 20 Jacksonville Jaguars 6 2001* New England Patriots 24 Pittsburgh Steelers 17 2003* New England Patriots 24 Indianapolis Colts 14 2004* New England Patriots 41 Pittsburgh Steelers 27 2007 New England Patriots 21 San Diego Chargers 12 2011 New England Patriots 23 Baltimore Ravens 20 2014*…