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Patriots Replay Fri Feb 15 | 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Game Notes: Patriots tie Pittsburgh with six Super Bowl wins 

TEAM NOTES

  • Patriots tie Pittsburgh with six Super Bowl wins 
  • Patriots (37) pass Pittsburgh (36) for most postseason wins all-time 
  • Patriots play NFL record 11th Super Bowl; 10th under Robert Kraft
  • Patriots are third team to reach at least three straight Super Bowls (Miami and Buffalo)

KRAFT WINS SIXTH SUPER BOWL

The Patriots played in their tenth Super Bowl under Robert Kraft’s leadership and earned their sixth Super Bowl victory, the most in the NFL since he took ownership.

Super Bowl Championships since 1994

New England Patriots 6

Denver Broncos 3

Baltimore Ravens 2

Green Bay Packers 2

Pittsburgh Steelers 2

N.Y. Giants 2

PATRIOTS NOW TIED FOR THE MOST SUPER BOWL WINS

The Patriots victory in Super Bowl LIII is their sixth Super Bowl win, tying the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most Super Bowl victories.

Teams Super Bowl Wins

New England 6

Pittsburgh 6

Dallas 5

San Francisco 5

PATRIOTS PLAY IN NFL-RECORD 11TH SUPER BOWL OVERALL;

10TH OF THE KRAFT ERA

New England played in its 11th Super Bowl in franchise history, a total that is the most all-time in the NFL. The Patriots appearance in Super Bowl LIII was its 10th Super Bowl appearance since Robert Kraft purchased the team in 1994, a total that is the most in the league over that span (Pittsburgh and Denver are second with four).

All-Time Super Bowl Berths

11 New England

8 Dallas

8 Pittsburgh

8 Denver

6 San Francisco

KRAFT EARNS 33RD POSTSEASON WIN

Robert Kraft earned his 33rd postseason victory. He is third among ownership groups with his 33 postseason wins. Kraft has earned his 33 wins since purchasing the team in 1994. Pittsburgh (36) and Green Bay (34) are the only teams ahead of Kraft. The Rooney Family founded the Steelers in 1933 while the Green Bay Packers were founded in 1919.

Playoff Victories All Time

Rooney Family, Pittsburgh Steelers (1933-present) 36

Green Bay Packers (1919-present) 34

Robert Kraft, New England Patriots (1994-present) 33

PATRIOTS MOVE PAST PITTSBURGH FOR MOST ALL-TIME POSTSEASON WINS

The Patriots won their 37th playoff game, tying Pittsburgh for the most postseason wins in NFL history.

PATRIOTS JOIN BUFFALO AND MIAMI IN EXCLUSIVE GROUP

The Patriots joined Buffalo (4) and Miami (3) as the only NFL teams to play in three straight Super Bowls.

Most Consecutive Super Bowl Appearances

4 Buffalo (1990-93)

3 Miami (1971-73)

2 New England (2016-18)

2 New England (2003-04)

2 Green Bay (1966-67, 1996-97)

2 Dallas (1970-71, 1977-78, 1992-93)

2 Minnesota (1973-74)

2 Pittsburgh (1974-75, 1978-79)

2 Washington (1982-83)

2 Denver (1986-87, 1997-98)

2 San Francisco (1988-89)

2 Seattle (2013-14)

PATRIOTS ARE THIRD TEAM TO WIN THE SUPER BOWL A YEAR AFTER A SUPER BOWL LOSS

The Patriots are the third team to win a Super Bowl the year after losing in the Super Bowl, joining the Dallas Cowboys (lost in 1971 and won in 1972) and the Miami Dolphins (lost in 1972 and won in 1973).

PATRIOTS DEFENSE HOLDS RAMS TO JUST THREE POINTS

The Patriots became the second team to hold it opponent to just a field goal in a Super Bowl. Dallas held Miami to a field goal in a 24-3 win in Super Bowl VI.

SUPER BOWL REMATCH

The Patriots and Rams have now met in two Super Bowls - Super Bowl XXVI and Super Bowl LIII. It was the seventh Super Bowl rematch and the third time that the Patriots are involved in a Super Bowl rematch after facing the N.Y. Giants and Philadelphia Eagles in two Super Bowls. Dallas is the only other NFL teams with two different Super Bowl rematches.

SUPER BOWL REMATCHES

Miami vs. Washington – Super Bowl VII and Super Bowl XVII

Pittsburgh vs. Dallas – Super Bowl X, Super Bowl XIII, Super Bowl XXX

San Francisco vs. Cincinnati – Super Bowl XVI, Super Bowl XXIII

Dallas vs. Buffalo - Super Bowl XXVII, Super Bowl XXVIII

New England vs. N.Y. Giants – Super Bowl XLII, Super Bowl XLVI

New England vs. Philadelphia - Super Bowl XXXIX, Super Bowl LII

New England vs. STL/L.A. Rams – Super Bowl XXXVI, Super Bowl LIII

INDIVIDUAL NOTES 

BELICHICK JOINS HALAS AND LAMBEAU WITH SIX CHAMPIONSHIPS

With the victory in Super Bowl LII, Belichick joined George Halas and Curly Lambeau as the only coaches with six championships.

BELICHICK IS THE OLDEST COACH TO WIN A SUPER BOWL

Bill Belichick became the oldest coach to win a Super Bowl (66 years and 293 days). Tom Coughlin (66 years and 158 days) had the record with his win in Super Bowl XLVI.

BELICHICK COACHED IN HIS 12TH SUPER BOWL OVERALL

Super Bowl LIII is the 12th Super Bowl that Bill Belichick coached in overall, the most among any head coach or assistant coach in NFL history.

BRADY SETS MARK FOR MOST SUPER BOW WINS BY ANY NFL PLAYER

Brady has now won six Super Bowls, breaking a tie with Hall of Fame DL Charles Haley (5) as the only NFL players to play on six Super Bowl winning teams. Haley won two with San Francisco and three with Dallas. Bart Starr is the only other NFL quarterback with five NFL championships (three NFL Championships and two Super Bowls).

BRADY HAS PLAYED IN THE MOST SUPER BOWLS IN NFL HISTORY

Super Bowl LIII is the ninth Super Bowl of Tom Brady’s career, extending his mark for the most by any NFL player. DL Mike Lodish (four with Buffalo and two with Denver) and K Stephen Gostkowski are tied for second with six Super Bowls.

WINNINGEST COACH AND QB TANDEM IN THE POSTSEASON

Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are the winningest coach and quarterback tandem in the postseason. Belichick and Brady have the most Super Bowl appearances (9) and Super Bowl wins (6). Their six championships move them past Vince Lombardi and Bart Starr, who won five championships (two Super Bowls and three NFL Championships).

BRADY BECOMES ALL-TIME WINS LEADER

Tom Brady has the most wins by an NFL quarterback with 237 overall career wins. His 237 wins are the most all-time after moving out of a tie with Adam Vinatieri with the Super Bowl victory.

GOSTKOWSKI PLAYS IN HIS SIXTH SUPER BOWL

K Stephen Gostkowski played in his sixth Super Bowl. He tied Mike Lodish (four with Buffalo and two with Denver) for the second-most Super Bowls played, behind the nine by Tom Brady.

GOSTKOWSKI HAS NOW SCORED IN 28 STRAIGHT POSTSEASON GAMES

K Stephen Gostkowski has now kicked at least one point in 28 straight postseason games, second all-time in NFL postseason history.

Most Consecutive Games Scoring/Postseason

32 Adam Vinatieri

28 Stephen Gostkowski

24 David Akers

GOSTKOWSKI PLAYS IN 28TH POSTSEASON GAME

Gostkowski played in his 28th postseason game Only Tom Brady (40), Adam Vinatieri (32) and Jerry Rice (29) have played in more postseason games.

GOSTKOWSKI TIES FOR MOST FIELD GOALS IN SUPER BOWL HISTORY

Gostkowski kicked two field goals and now is tied with Adam Vinatieri for the most field goals in Super Bowl history with seven.

GOSTKOWSKI MOVES INTO THIRD FOR ALL-TIME SUPER BOWL POINTS

Gostkowski scored nine points to push his total to 33 Super Bowl points, the third-most in Super Bowl history.

JULIAN EDELMAN HAS SIXTH 100-YARD GAME IN THE POSTSEASON;

TIED WITH MICHAEL IRVIN FOR SECOND-MOST BEHIND JERRY RICE

WR Julian Edelman had his sixth NFL 100-yard receiving game and second of the 2018 postseason after finishing with 10 receptions for 141 yards. It was the second 100-yard game of his career in a Super Bowl. He had 109 yards vs. Seattle in Super Bowl XLIX. Edelman had a career-high 151 yards receiving the AFC Divisional playoff game vs. L.A. Chargers. He is now tied with Michael Irvin with six 100-yard postseason games, behind only the eight by Jerry Rice.

Most 100-Yard Games in NFL Postseason History

8 Jerry Rice – 29 postseason games

6 Julian Edelman 18 postseason games

6 Michael Irvin – 16 postseason games

5 John Stallworth, 18 postseason games

5 Andre Reed – 21 postseason games

5 Hines Ward 18 postseason games

5 Larry Fitzgerald 9 postseason games

5 Antonio Brown – 10 postseason games

EDELMAN HAS THE SECOND-MOST POSTSEASON RECEPTIONS

Edelman had 10 receptions to push his postseason total to 115. He is second all-time with 115, behind the 151 postseason receptions by Jerry Rice.

EDELMAN HAS 13TH STRAIGHT POSTSEASON GAME WITH AT LEAST FIVE RECEPTIONS

Edelman had his 13th straight postseason game with at least five receptions after finishing with 10 receptions. It is his third 10-catch game in the postseason.

EDELMAN MOVES INTO SECOND ON POSTSEASON RECEIVING YARD LIST

Edelman added 141 yards receiving and moved into second all-time for most postseason receiving yards with 1,412 yards.

EDELMAN BECOMES SEVENTH WIDE RECEIVER TO WIN THE SUPER BOWL MVP AWARD

Edelman was named Super Bowl MVP after finishing with 10 receptions for 141 yards. He became the seventh wide receiver to win Super Bowl MVP honors and the second Patriots wide receiver to win the award. Deion Branch was named MVP for his performance in Super Bowl XXXIX.

EDELMAN TIES TROY BROWN FOR MOST PUNT RETURNS IN SUPER BOWL HISTORY

Edelman had two punt returns in Super Bowl LIII to tie Troy Brown for the most punt returns in Super Bowl history with eight. Edelman’s 69 punt return yards are third in Super Bowl history.

Most Punt Returns in Super Bowl History

8 Julian Edelman

8 Troy Brown

Most Punt Return Yards in Super Bowl History

95 John Taylor (3 games)

90 Desmond Howard (1 game)

69 Julian Edelman (4 games)

MICHEL EXTENDS THE POSTSEASON MARK FOR MOST RUSHING TDS BY A ROOKIE

RB Sony Michel extended the NFL postseason record for most rushing touchdowns by a rookie in a single postseason after scoring on 2-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter for his sixth touchdown of the 2018 postseason.

GRONKOWSKI SETS SUPER BOWL MARK FOR TIGHT ENDS

TE Rob Gronkowski finished with six receptions for 87 yards and moved out of a tie with Jay Novacek to take the lead among tight ends for the most Super Bowl receptions with 23.

FOUR PATRIOTS TOP OF THE LIST OF TOTAL SUPER BOWL STARTS

QB Tom Brady made his ninth Super Bowl start and Devin McCourty and Patrick Chung started in their fifth Super Bowl.

LINEUP NOTES

PATRIOTS HAVE 20 PLAYERS THAT PLAYED IN THEIR THIRD STRAIGHT SUPER BOWL

The Patriots had 20 players that played in their third straight Super Bowl: Ryan Allen, David Andrews, Tom Brady, Malcom Brown, Joe Cardona, Patrick Chung, James Develin, Trey Flowers, Stephen Gostkowski, Duron Harmon, Chris Hogan, Ted Karras, Brandon King, Shaq Mason, Devin McCourty, Elandon Roberts, Matthew Slater, Joe Thuney, Kyle Van Noy and James White.

PATRIOTS HAVE FIVE PLAYERS THAT HAVE PLAYED IN AT LEAST FIVE SUPER BOWLS

Tom Brady (9), Stephen Gostkowski (6) - Patrick Chung, Devin McCourty and Matthew Slater (5)

MCCOURTY’S BECAME THIRD SET OF BROTHERS TO PLAY TOGETHER IN A SUPER BOWL

Devin and Jason McCourty became the third set of brothers to play together on the same team in a Super Bowl. They joined RB Archie Griffin and CB Ray Griffin, who played together in Super Bowl XVI for Cincinnati and DB Glenn Blackwood and DB Lyle Blackwood, who played together in Super Bowl XVII and Super Bowl XIX for Miami.

THUNEY IS FIRST TO START THE SUPER BOWL IN FIRST THREE SEASONS

OL Joe Thuney became the first player in NFL history to start in the Super Bowl in each of his first three seasons in the NFL.

DEATRICH WISE JR. RETURNS TO ACTION

DL Deatrich Wise Jr. returned to action after missing the AFC Divisional Playoff vs. L.A. Chargers due to injury and being inactive in the AFC Championship Game at Kansas City.

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