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Patriots find success in 2d half of season

Since Bill Belichick became head coach of the Patriots in 2000, his teams have won 72.6 percent of their games. That percentage even better during the second half of the regular season, when the Patriots have gone 84-21 under Belichick. They’ve been even better the last three-plus seasons in the second half, going 24-1. Year by year in the second half, under Belichick:

2000: 3-5, missed playoffs

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2001: 7-1, Super Bowl championship

2002: 5-3, missed playoffs

2003: 8-0, Super Bowl championship

2004: 7-1, Super Bowl championship

2005: 6-2, lost in AFC divisional round to Denver

2006: 6-2, lost in AFC championship game to Indianapolis

2007: 8-0, Super Bowl appearance

2008: 6-2, missed playoffs

2009: 4-4, lost in AFC wild card round to Baltimore

2010: 8-0, lost in AFC divisional round to Jets

2011: 8-0, Super Bowl appearance

2012: 7-1, lost in AFC championship game to Baltimore

2013: 1-0

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