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After 25 years filled with agonizing losses and utter futility the New England Patriots fashioned the greatest season in their history in 1985.
After a disappointing finish the previous season, the Patriots were determined to wash away the bitter memories of 1979. With the Miami Dolphins looking vulnerable, the pundits again looked for the Patriots to claim the division title and challenge for the conference crown.
In many ways, 1971 was a season of new beginnings for the Patriots. For starters, since the team was no longer playing in Boston, it decided to adopt a new name.
The Patriots dominated the news during the offseason on the Boston sports scene. Speculation on the future of the club finally came to an end when Robert Kraft became the fourth owner in the team’s 35-year history.
The best news to come out of 1999 for the Patriots was Owner Bob Kraft’s announcement that the Patriots would be staying in Foxborough.Unfortunately the news on the field was not as pleasant for the Patriots. A shadow was cast over the club even before they had taken the field in 1999.
The euphoria over the Patriots trip to Super Bowl XXXI was shockingly short lived. Just five days after New England’s loss to the Green Bay Packers, Bill Parcells announced his resignation as head coach.