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How well do you know the New England Patriots before Tom Brady? Take our quiz.

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It’s easy to forget that the team’s history predates this golden Belichick-Brady-Kraft era. To test your knowledge of the Patriots before they won the first of their three Super Bowl titles in 2002, try taking our quiz.

- Ross Atkin

1. Who was the starting quarterback when the Patriots first made it to the Super Bowl in 1986?

Tony Eason led the Patriots at their first Super Bowl appearance in 1986, against the Chicago Bears. Eason would also hold the dubious honor of being the first starting quarterback at the Super Bowl not to complete a pass.

Tony Eason led the Patriots at their first Super Bowl appearance in 1986, against the Chicago Bears. Eason would also hold the dubious honor of being the first starting quarterback at the Super Bowl not to complete a pass.

Tony Eason led the Patriots at their first Super Bowl appearance in 1986, against the Chicago Bears. Eason would also hold the dubious honor of being the first starting quarterback at the Super Bowl not to complete a pass.

Tony Eason led the Patriots at their first Super Bowl appearance in 1986, against the Chicago Bears. Eason would also hold the dubious honor of being the first starting quarterback at the Super Bowl not to complete a pass.

Drew Bledsoe

 

Steve Grogan

 

Joe Kapp

 

Tony Eason

 
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