Team value: #3
Attendance 2010: 550,048 (13th highest)
Pct. change attendance 2001 – 2010: +14.04% (6th biggest increase)
W-L Last Ten Years: 121-39-0 (the best)
The New England Patriots joined the league in 1970, and while they have not had the historical success of teams like Green Bay, Dallas, and Pittsburgh, they are now one of the NFL’s most dominant teams. Under star quarterback Tom Brady, the team won three Super Bowls in four years between 2001 and 2004, and lost one in 2007 to the New York Giants after a perfect season and playoffs, going 18-1. The team had the best record in football last year, and recorded the best winning percentage over the last decade, losing just 39 times in 160 games.
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