New England Patriots 2016 NFL Super Bowl Football Championship Ring -KRAFT
The 2016 New England Patriots season was the franchise's 47th season in
the National Football league, the 57th overall and the 17th under head
coach Bill Belichick.
During the season, the Patriots became the
first team that originated from the American Football League to reach
500 franchise wins—regular season and playoffs—with their Week 12 win
over the New York Jets. In Week 15, the Patriots clinched their eighth
straight AFC East division title, and in doing so surpassed the 1979 Los
Angeles Rams for most consecutive division titles. With their Week 17
win over the Miami Dolphins, the Patriots clinched home field advantage
throughout the entire AFC playoffs and ended the regular season with a
league-best record of 14–2. With their win over the Houston Texans in
the Divisional Round, the Patriots advanced to the AFC Championship Game
for the sixth consecutive year, surpassing the 1977 Oakland Raiders for
most consecutive appearances in conference championship games. After
their win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game, the
Patriots became the first organization to clinch a ninth Super Bowl
berth. They surpassed the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, and
Denver Broncos who are all tied at 8. Furthermore, Bill Belichick broke
the record for a head coach by coaching his seventh Super Bowl, breaking
a tie with Don Shula.
Patriots starting quarterback Tom Brady
was suspended for the first four games of the season due to his alleged
role in the Deflategate scandal. Under backup quarterbacks Jimmy
Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett, the team went 3–1 during Brady's
suspension. During the season, Bill Belichick moved into fourth place on
the list for most wins as a head coach, and Brady set the record for
most wins by a starting quarterback (208 following the Super Bowl win).
The record for the most pass attempts by a team without an interception
to start a season was also set by the Patriots. Furthermore, the
Patriots set a single season record for least amount of interceptions
thrown by a team with only 2. Tom Brady also set the record for the best
touchdown–interception ratio in a single season, with 28 touchdowns and
2 interceptions (a ratio of 14:1). This broke the previous record of
Nick Foles's 27 touchdowns to 2 interceptions (13.5:1), which was set in
2013 while he was with the Philadelphia Eagles. Meanwhile, the defense
led the league in the fewest points allowed (250 points allowed) for the
first time since the 2003 season. The Patriots were 8–0 on the road
during the 2016 season; the first time since they went undefeated in the
road in their 2007 season. They became the 7th NFL team to accomplish
In Super Bowl LI, the Patriots rallied from a 28–3
deficit – with 2:07 left in the third quarter – to win in overtime, with
a score of 34–28. This would be the franchise's fifth Super Bowl title.
Super Bowl LI was the first Super Bowl to be decided in overtime. This
would also be a record fifth Super Bowl victory for the Brady–Belichick
combo. For Tom Brady, this would be his fifth. With the Super Bowl win,
he broke his tie with hall of fame quarterbacks Joe Montana and Terry
Bradshaw who both have four wins each. Moreover, head coach Bill
Belichick's fifth Super Bowl meant he surpassed Hall of Fame coach Chuck
Noll (4) for most wins in the Super Bowl by a head coach.
The Original Ring Details informations:
The New England Patriots Super Bowl LI championship ring is the largest Super Bowl ring ever made — a fitting reward for the team that orchestrated the largest come-from-behind victory in Super Bowl history.
The New England Patriots Super Bowl LI Championship Ring features the iconic Patriots logo made from a custom-cut created corundum sapphire and ruby. An additional corundum sapphire in the background proudly surrounds the Patriots logo and five iconic Vince Lombardi Trophies. Each trophy features a marquise-cut diamond and then is pavé-set with brilliant round diamonds. Surrounding the custom sapphire corundum is another perimeter row of diamonds bringing the total on the top of the ring to 270 round diamonds. The title WORLD CHAMPIONS surrounds the sides contributing to the ring’s unique shape and size.
The left side of the ring features the recipient’s name and title set above the 5X symbol and five round diamonds representing the Patriots Super Bowl Championships. The left side of the ring is completed with the iconic Gillette Stadium Bridge accented with the years of the Patriots past Super Bowl victories.
On the right side of the ring, the Super Bowl LI logo is highlighted with the game’s final score at the top and the team’s stellar 17-2 overall record at the bottom. Framing the side is Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft’s unforgettable postgame comment that this Super Bowl victory was “UNEQUIVOCALLY THE SWEETEST.”
As the Storyteller of ChampionsTM, Jostens is proud to partner once again with the New England Patriots to create their Super Bowl LI championship ring.
Crafted in 10-karat white gold, the ring has a carat weight of 5.1 and features a stone count of more than 280 diamonds, including five marquise-cut diamonds representing the franchise's five Vince Lombardi trophies. This latest Patriots Super Bowl Ring is the largest Super Bowl ring ever created and is truly a sight to behold.
Two custom arbors make up the inside of the ring, which is once again highlighted with Mr. Kraft’s memorable quote, “WE ARE ALL PATRIOTS,” along with his signature and the date when he first delivered that line. The right arbor reads, “GREATEST COMEBACK EVER,” a nod to the 31-unanswered points scored to record the most dramatic come-from-behind win in Super Bowl history.