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With the New England Patriots going for what could be their sixth Super Bowl win since 2001 on Sunday, the list of the team’s post-season achievements is, naturally, quite lengthy. Even still, NFL Research has dug up some statistics that best illustrate just how dominant Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the entire organization has been, since walking away with their first Super Bowl win.
Even some Patriots fans may find these shocking:
1. If the Patriots win on Sunday, Bill Belichick & Tom Brady will have twice as many playoff wins as any other head coach/starting quarterback combination in NFL history:
2. Entering Super Bowl Lll, Tom Brady has played in 7 Super Bowls in his career, as many as the entire Eagles roster combined (7):
3. Entering Super Bowl LII, the Patriots have 404 games of combined playoff experience, while the Eagles have 164 such games. The 240-game difference is the largest disparity in playoff experience between Super Bowl opponents since the 1970 merger:
4. Bill Belichick will take part in his 11th Super Bowl as a head coach or assistant, the most among any coach in NFL history. That amounts to 21.2% of all Super Bowls in NFL history and 34.4% of all Super Bowls since his first appearance as the Giants defensive coordinator in 1986: