St. Louis 24, New England 17

FOXBORO, Mass., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Kurt Warner attacked the aggressive defensive scheme of New England coach Bill Belichick Sunday night, throwing for a season-high 401 yards and three touchdowns

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Johnson wins 3rd straight Cy Young Award

Bledsoe gets medical OK

FOXBORO, Mass., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Drew Bledsoe has been given final medical clearance to return, but Tom Brady will start at quarterback when the New England Patriots host the St. Louis Rams on

New England 24, Atlanta 10

ATLANTA, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Tom Brady threw for three touchdowns Sunday to continue his unexpected success by carrying the New England Patriots to a 24-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

Denver 31, New England 10

DENVER, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Brian Griese threw a pair of touchdown passes in the third quarter and cornerback Denard Walker sealed it with a 39-yard interception return for a touchdown Sun

New England 38, Indianapolis 17

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Journeyman receiver David Patten was involved in four touchdowns Sunday, doubling his career total, as the New England Patriots recorded their second straight s

New England 29, San Diego 26 (OT)

FOXBORO, Mass., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Adam Vinatieri kicked a 44-yard field goal 4:05 into overtime Sunday as the New England Patriots spoiled Doug Flutie's return with a 29-26 victory over the San
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Bill Belichick
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick expresses his anger as he leaves the field for halftime in the third preseason game of the 2004 season. The Patriots were in a Super Bowl rematch against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. (UPI Photo/Bob Carey)

William Stephen "Bill" Belichick (born April 16, 1952) is an American football head coach for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. After spending his first 15 seasons in the league as an assistant coach, Belichick got his first head coaching job with the Cleveland Browns in 1991. Of his five seasons coaching Cleveland, only one featured a winning record, and Belichick did not serve as head coach again until 2000 with the Patriots. Since then, Belichick has coached the Patriots to four Super Bowls; three victories in Super Bowls XXXVI, XXXVIII, and XXXIX, and a loss in Super Bowl XLII. He was named the AP NFL Coach of the Year twice, for the 2003 and 2007 seasons. During the 2007 season, the Patriots became the first team ever to finish the regular season with a 16–0 record; however, that team lost in the Super Bowl.

Belichick was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and raised in Annapolis, Maryland, where his father Steve Belichick, a former Detroit Lions player and ethnic Croat, was an assistant football coach at the United States Naval Academy; the senior Belichick was a defensive coach at Vanderbilt when his son was born. After graduating from Annapolis High School he attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts for a postgraduate year. Belichick subsequently attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut where he played center/tight end. In addition to being a member of the football team, he also played lacrosse and squash, serving as the captain of the lacrosse team during his senior season. He is a member of Chi Psi fraternity and graduated in 1975 with a degree in economics.

After graduating, he took a $25-per-week job as an assistant to Baltimore Colts head coach Ted Marchibroda in 1975. In 1976, Belichick joined the Detroit Lions as their assistant special teams coach before adding tight ends and wide receivers to his coaching duties in 1977. He spent the 1978 season with the Denver Broncos as their assistant special teams coach and defensive assistant.

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