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2007 New England Patriots season

Season information
TeamNew England Patriots
Season Year2007
Head coachBill Belichick
OwnerRobert Kraft
Home fieldGillette Stadium
Results
Record16-0
Place1st AFC East
Playoff finishWon Divisional Playoffs (Jaguars) 31 20
Won Conference Championship (Chargers) 21 12
Lost Super Bowl XLII (Giants) 17 14
Pro BowlersQB Tom Brady
C Dan Koppen
T Matt Light
G Logan Mankins
WR Randy Moss
CB Asante Samuel
LB Mike Vrabel
DT Vince Wilfork
AP All-ProsQB Tom Brady (1st team)
T Matt Light (1st team)
WR Randy Moss (1st team)
CB Asante Samuel (1st team)
OLB Mike Vrabel (1st team)
C Dan Koppen (2nd team)
G Logan Mankins (2nd team)
WR Wes Welker (2nd team)
DT Vince Wilfork (2nd team)
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The 2007 New England Patriots season was the 38th season for the team in the National Football League and 48th season overall. They finished with a perfect 16 0 regular season record but lost to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII.

The Patriots entered the offseason following a close loss to the rival Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship. After having lost their two starting wide receivers in the previous offseason, the Patriots added Donté Stallworth in free agency and traded for Wes Welker and Randy Moss in the spring; Welker would lead the NFL in receptions in 2007 while Moss would set an NFL record with 23 touchdown catches. The season began with controversy, when in Week 2 head coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots were penalized by the NFL for their involvement in the videotaping of opponents' defensive signals from an unauthorized location in their Week 1 game against the New York Jets, referred to in the press as Spygate. Despite the media scrutiny, the Patriots continued to gain momentum, winning mid-season games by scores such as 52 7 and 56 10, as quarterback Tom Brady iterated the team's desire to blow out and "kill teams." The Patriots set the record for most points in a season with 589, shattering the previous record by 33 points.

The Patriots clinched the AFC East before their eleventh game (in Week 12), the fourth time since the NFL introduced the 16-game schedule in 1978 that a team had clinched a division title by its eleventh game. In the season finale, the Patriots looked to finish the regular season with the first 16 0 record in NFL history, and did so successfully. In that game, Brady and Moss connected on two touchdown passes, with Moss setting his 23 catch record and Brady setting an NFL record with 50 touchdown passes on the season. It was the first undefeated regular season in the NFL since the 1972 Miami Dolphins finished 14-0. Brady earned his first NFL MVP award, while the Patriots' offense broke numerous records, including those for points scored and point differential.

With the first seed in the AFC playoffs, the Patriots defeated both the Jacksonville Jaguars and San Diego Chargers in order to advance to Super Bowl XLII; according to the Elias Sports Bureau, this made them the first professional team since 1884 in any of the four major American sports (football, basketball, baseball, hockey) to win the first 18 games of their season. Facing the prospect of a perfect 19 0 season with a victory over the underdog New York Giants, analysts saw the 2007 Patriots as being the greatest team in NFL history.

Despite being the overwhelming favorites in the game, the Patriots had to protect a four point lead on a Giants drive late in the fourth quarter. A dramatic pass from Eli Manning to David Tyree put the Giants deep in Patriots territory, and a Manning touchdown pass to Plaxico Buress gave the Giants a lead with seconds left. The Patriots could not score again and came out on the losing end of what is considered one of the greatest upsets in sports history. The loss left the 1972 Dolphins as the only undefeated champions in NFL history. The Patriots ended the season at 18-1, becoming one of only three teams to go 18-1 along with the 1984 San Francisco 49ers and the 1985 Chicago Bears, both of whom won their respective Super Bowls.

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2007 New England Patriots Draft Selections
2007 NFL Draft :
Round Overall Player Position College
1 24 Brandon Meriweather Safety Miami (FL)
4 127 Kareem Brown Defensive end Miami (FL)
5 171 Clint Oldenburg Offensive tackle Colorado State
6 180 Justin Rogers Linebacker SMU
6 202 Mike Richardson Cornerback Notre Dame
6 208 Justise Hairston Running back Central Connecticut State
6 209 Corey Hilliard Offensive guard Oklahoma State
7 211 Oscar Lua Linebacker USC
7 247 Mike Elgin Center Iowa

2007 NFL Draft :
compensatory selection

2007 New England Patriots Draft Day Trades
2007 NFL Draft :
Round Overall Team Received
1 28 to San Francisco 49ers Received San Francisco's fourth-round pick (110 overall) in 2007 and first-round pick in 2008
3 91 to Oakland Raiders Received Oakland's seventh-round pick (211 overall) in 2007 and third-round pick in 2008
4 110 from San Francisco 49ers
to Oakland Raiders
Received Randy Moss

2007 NFL Draft :
New England Patriots 2007 staff
Front Office

2007 NFL Draft :
New England Patriots 2007 opening training camp roster
Quarterbacks Offensive Linemen Linebackers Reserve Lists

Preseason :
Week Kickoff Date Opponent Result Record Game Site TV NFL.com Recap
1 7:30 PM EDT August 10, 2007 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 10-13 0-1 Raymond James Stadium WCVB Recap
2 8:00 PM EDT August 17, 2007 Tennessee Titans L 24-27 0-2 Gillette Stadium WCVB Recap
3 8:00 PM EDT August 24, 2007 Carolina Panthers W 24-7 1-2 Bank of America Stadium CBS Recap
4 7:30 PM EDT August 30, 2007 New York Giants W 27-20 2-2 Gillette Stadium WCVB Recap

Regular season :
Week Kickoff Date Opponent Result Record Game Site TV NFL.com Recap
1 1:00 PM EDT September 9, 2007 New York Jets W 38-14 1-0 Giants Stadium CBS Recap
2 8:15 PM EDT September 16, 2007 San Diego Chargers W 38-14 2-0 Gillette Stadium NBC Recap
3 1:00 PM EDT September 23, 2007 Buffalo Bills W 38-7 3-0 Gillette Stadium CBS Recap
4 8:30 PM EDT October 1, 2007 Cincinnati Bengals W 34-13 4-0 Paul Brown Stadium ESPN  Recap
5 1:00 PM EDT October 7, 2007 Cleveland Browns W 34-17 5-0 Gillette Stadium CBS Recap
6 4:15 PM EDT October 14, 2007 Dallas Cowboys W 48-27 6-0 Texas Stadium CBS Recap
7 1:00 PM EDT October 21, 2007 Miami Dolphins W 49-28 7-0 Dolphin Stadium CBS Recap
8 4:15 PM EDT October 28, 2007 Washington Redskins W 52-7 8-0 Gillette Stadium Fox Recap
9 4:15 PM EST November 4, 2007 Indianapolis Colts W 24-20 9-0 RCA Dome CBS Recap
10 Bye
11 8:15 PM EST November 18, 2007 Buffalo Bills W 56-10 10-0 Ralph Wilson Stadium NBC Recap
12 8:15 PM EST November 25, 2007 Philadelphia Eagles W 31-28 11-0 Gillette Stadium NBC Recap
13 8:30 PM EST December 3, 2007 Baltimore Ravens W 27-24 12-0 M&T Bank Stadium ESPN  Recap
14 4:15 PM EST December 9, 2007 Pittsburgh Steelers W 34-13 13-0 Gillette Stadium CBS Recap
15 1:00 PM EST December 16, 2007 New York Jets W 20-10 14-0 Gillette Stadium CBS Recap
16 4:15 PM EST December 23, 2007 Miami Dolphins W 28-7 15-0 Gillette Stadium CBS Recap
17 8:15 PM EST December 29, 2007 New York Giants W 38-35 16-0 Giants Stadium NFLN  Recap

Regular season :
New England Patriots 2007 Week 1 roster
Quarterbacks Offensive Linemen Linebackers Reserve Lists

Standings breakdown : Network television coverage
W L T Pct. PF PA
Home 8 0 0 1.000 275 103
Away 8 0 0 1.000 314 171
AFC East Opponents 6 0 0 1.000 229 76
AFC Opponents 12 0 0 1.000 420 177
NFC Opponents 4 0 0 1.000 169 97
By Stadium Type
Indoors 2 0 0 1.000 72 47
Outdoors 14 0 0 1.000 517 227

Standings breakdown : Network television coverage
Week Kickoff Date Opponent Result Record Game Site TV NFL.com Recap
Wild Card Bye
Divisional 8:00 PM EST January 12, 2008 Jacksonville Jaguars (5) W 31-20 1-0 Gillette Stadium CBS Recap
AFC Championship 3:00 PM EST January 20, 2008 San Diego Chargers (3) W 21-12 2-0 Gillette Stadium CBS Recap
Super Bowl XLII 6:30 PM EST February 3, 2008 New York Giants (5) L 14-17 2-1 University of Phoenix Stadium Fox Recap

Super Bowl XLII vs. New York Giants :
New England Patriots 2007 final roster
Quarterbacks Offensive Linemen Linebackers Reserve Lists

Super Bowl XLII vs. New York Giants :
Recipient Award(s)
Bill Belichick Week 6: Motorola NFL Coach of the Week
Week 17: Motorola NFL Coach of the Week
2007 Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year
Tom Brady Week 3: AFC Offensive Player of the Week
September: AFC Offensive Player of the Month
Week 6: AFC Offensive Player of the Week
Week 6: FedEx Express NFL Player of the Week
Week 7: AFC Offensive Player of the Week
Week 7: FedEx Express NFL Player of the Week
October: AFC Offensive Player of the Month
Week 11: FedEx Express NFL Player of the Week
Week 14: AFC Offensive Player of the Week
Week 17: AFC Offensive Player of the Week
2007 Sporting News Sportsman of the Year
2007 Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year
2007 Associated Press NFL MVP 
2007 Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year 
Ellis Hobbs Week 1: AFC Special Teams Player of the Week
Randy Moss Week 9: AFC Offensive Player of the Week
Week 11: AFC Offensive Player of the Week
November: AFC Offensive Player of the Month
Stephen Neal 2007 New England Patriots Ed Block Courage Award
Asante Samuel Week 12: AFC Defensive Player of the Week
Mike Vrabel Week 8: AFC Defensive Player of the Week
Week 8: GMC NFL Defensive Player of the Week
Ty Warren 2007 New England Patriots Ron Burton Community Service Award
Wes Welker 2007 New England Patriots 12th Player Award

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