Top Patriots Games in 2016
Last season, the New England Patriots played their 47th season in the NFL, and 57th overall, counting the years they played before the merger. 2016 was also head coach Bill Belichick’s 17th season in charge of the Patriots, and it ended with him leading the franchise to their fifth Super Bowl win.
Thanks to their win over the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl, the Patriots odds coming into the season had them as the favorites to win the Super Bowl again. With the team currently 9-2 this season, there is a very good chance they will be hoisting the Lombardi trophy again in a couple of months.
What made the 2016 season so special is the fact that the team was written off by experts who felt they didn’t have a chance to win the Super Bowl after Tom Brady was suspended for the first four games of the season.
The team not only went 3-1 during Brady’s suspension, they only lost one more game after he returned. After it was all said and done, the Patriots not only one the Super Bowl, they broke a few records along the way.
In week 12 of the season, the Patriots became the first team from the AFL to win 500 games. In week 15, the Patriots clinched their eighth consecutive AFC East title, moving them past the 1979 Los Angeles Rams for most consecutive division titles.
In week 17, the Patriots were able to clinch the best record and home field advantage throughout the playoffs with a win over the Miami Dolphins.
After defeating the Houston Texans in the Divisional round of the playoffs, the Patriots advanced to the AFC Championship game for the sixth consecutive year, passing the mark set by the Oakland Raiders in 1977.
After defeating the Steelers in the AFC Championship game, the Patriots became the first team to play in nine Super Bowls. Belichick also broke the record for most Super Bowl appearances by a coach.
After such a memorable season, it’s time to look at the best Patriots games from 2016.
#3. Seattle Seahawks Week 10
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This was the only game the Patriots lost with Tom Brady under center, and was the moist anticipated game of the week because it was a rematch of Super Bowl XLIX. The game lived up to the hype with several lead changes, but the Seahawks got a little pay back for their Super Bowl loss to the Patriots, winning 31-24.


#2 Baltimore Ravens Week 14
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For several years, the Ravens were the biggest obstacle to the Patriots making the Super Bowl, which turned both teams into bitter rivals. Even though the Ravens had a down year in 2016, the game still lived up to the hype.
The Patriots were able to take Baltimore’s best shot and emerged victorious, defeating the Ravens 30-23.


#1. Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl
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After becoming the first team to force overtime in Super Bowl history, there was never a doubt that this game would top the list.
The Falcons dominated the Patriots for three quarters, but Brady and the team never quit, and were able to rally and win what has been called the greatest game in Super Bowl history in overtime.