The New England Patriots are a professional American football team in the National Football League. They are part of the American Football Conference (AFC) East division. Their home stadium is at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, The team was originally the Boston Patriots, They were a charter member of the American Football League (AFL) before joining the NFL in 1970. The New England Patriots are tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers with the most Super Bowls wins (6). They appeared in 11 games. They had been a number of quarterbacks, receivers, and running backs throughout their franchise years. But success started after 2001. This was the head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady era.