Ten years ago Friday, the Patriots went back-to-back

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Ten years.

Yes, it has officially been 10 years since we’ve had a club win back-to-back Super Bowls.

The last team to do it was the Patriots, who held off Philadelphia 24-21 to win Super Bowl XXXIX in Jacksonville on February 6, 2005. This followed New England’s thrilling 32-29 victory over Carolina in Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston on February 1, 2004.

Since then, only the Seahawks have made back-to-back Super Bowls, and they were denied in their quest for repeat NFL titles by the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday.

In their Super Bowl XXXIX victory, the Patriots got a huge game from receiver Deion Branch, whose 11-catch, 133-yard performance earned him MVP honors. Quarterback Tom Brady was sharp, completing 23-of-33 passes for 236 yards and a pair of scores.

Playing on a broken leg, Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens turned in perhaps the signature performance of his career, hauling in nine passes for 122 yards. But four turnovers hurt Philadelphia, including three interceptions from quarterback Donovan McNabb. And the Eagles will long be panned for their slow-moving final scoring drive, one that ended in a touchdown but took 3:52 of regulation for 13 plays.

Aside from the Patriots, the only other repeat Super Bowl winners were the Packers (Super Bowls I and II), Dolphins (Super Bowls VII and VIII), Steelers (Super Bowls IX and X; Super Bowls XIII and XIV), 49ers (Super Bowls XXIII and XIV), Cowboys (Super Bowls XXVII and XXVIII) and Broncos (Super Bowls XXXII and XXXIII).

51 responses to “Ten years ago Friday, the Patriots went back-to-back

  1. And one year from now they will do it again!

    #champs
    #goatQB
    #goatCoach
    #greatestDynasty
    #uwishuwereus

  2. And 1 year from now, The Patriots will make History by going back to back on 2 different Occasions, and there will have been another controversy in the weeks leading up that was conflagrated by the media as well.

    Seriously though, who is going to compete in the AFC? Foreheads? Colts? Stillers? Nah

  3. That was the start of what has become the greatest run by an NFL team ever. No other franchise has had a run of winning seasons and playoff appearances by the Patriots. When you consider in the last 14 seasons the Patriots have won 81% of their games against the NFC, 78% against the AFC South, 74% against the AFC North and 68% against the AFC West, it’s really hard to see why they win so many games. They’ve also won almost 70% of their road games during that stretch.

  4. I don’t like the Patriots by any means, but over the last decade or so Ive managed to build a healthy respect for them as an organization. That aside, I must say that before the dawn of the Tom Brady era in New England…you couldn’t find a Patriots fan if you walked down the middle of the busiest street in Boston. It’s like Pats fans barely existed at all, and I’d have to guess that at least 60% of the fanbase has only come along since the arrival of Brady.

    I know I’m probably coming off as nothing but a hater, but do you want to put this theory to the test? Ask a handful of Patriots fans to name 1 single Patriot that played before Tom Brady. 90% of Pats fans who can even answer this question will quickly throw out the name Drew Bledsoe, but he is often the only player who manages to come to mind for the majority of people who consider themselves true fans. I’ve come to realize that for a great deal of Patriots fans, the team itself barely clung to existence before Brady came along. It’s not the greatest trait in a fanbase, that they only roar to life when their team is in the midst of success.

  5. Laughing at all the haters that don’t realize that filming signals was legal back when the Patriots won their first three Superbowls.

    There will never be an asterisk next to any of the four (so far) Patriots championships. Deal with it.

  6. As an Eagles fan, that game still hurts to think about so thanks for bringing it up again haha. My Eagles just ran into a buzz saw that was the Patriots dynasty that year.

  7. And remember they did this by taping opponents practices and walk thrus. But Goodell made sure to destroy the evidence.

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    How you can have evidence of something that never happened. Just because you want to believe it don’t make it so.

    All the cry babies who say that the Patriots cheat are just giving their own under-performing team a free pass to stay inferior!!

  8. 2001asterisk2003asterisk2004asterisk2014asterisk says:
    Feb 6, 2015 5:44 PM
    ****

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    **** you too crybaby!

    Go Pats!

  9. Ah, the “culture of cheating” argument. Gotta love the haters. Emporer BB just smirks at your Jealousy and Hypocrisy with all the other teams in the league admitting to cheating while the Pats have NEVER been convicted of cheating. The Spygate penalty was for ignoring a new league memo on where teams could film from the stands DURING games. And soon Indy and Baltimore will be completely destroyed for their roles in trying to frame the Pats for deflating footballs.

  10. @captainwisdom

    Don’t know why I bother, but the Pats have had 50,ooo names on the season ticket waiting list since 1993. You may be a hater, but you definitely don’t know what you’re talking about. Or, maybe you do. You just get off on the thumbs down. Bizarrer you spend your life that way. Find a woman.

  11. Time to do it again & get Tom one for the thumb…

    I am sure that haters will fabricate something else next year, like the Colts tried to pull this year.

  12. Well let’s see here…

    The last time the Pats won a Super Bowl was the same year they were accused of cheating.
    And now, eleven years later, they win a Super Bowl the same year they were again accused of cheating…

    Nah, never mind, it’s just a coincidence I’m sure…

  13. Nevermind taping signals and walkthroughs. What about the REAL TIME advice from Ernie Adams via a transmitter in Brady’s helmet that never shut off per the words of Doug Flutie?

    Philadelphia Eagles – ringless since 2004*

  14. Congratz to the New England Patriots for 14 years of excellence. I was lucky enough to attend SB’s 36, 38 and 39, and what a great ride its been since then.

  15. As a LifeLong Birds fan, that was a rough game-For Fat Andy&#5 EsP.All this “they cheated”-“filmed signals ect” mean nothing when everyone basically did it back then. All the taping in the world does not/Will never, make the plays in the feild•Win the game..Will it/could it put players in right spots to do so if they put in the time to watch the film?Yea, but again it’s the players that make plays that win games EsP in the SuperBowl.-“Big time players, make Big time plays, in Big Time Games”
    Eagles just were outplayed&Out Coached by a Superior team as tough as it is to say.
    Every time I think about that Quote^, I think of Brady. From a Philly Fan, Congrats Pats Nation.

  16. captainwisdom8888 says:
    Feb 6, 2015 6:10 PM
    I must say that before the dawn of the Tom Brady era in New England…you couldn’t find a Patriots fan if you walked down the middle of the busiest street in Boston. It’s like Pats fans barely existed at all, and I’d have to guess that at least 60% of the fanbase has only come along since the arrival of Brady.

    I know I’m probably coming off as nothing but a hater…
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    Yea, you are definitely a hater. Have you ever been to the Foxboro area? There are still a good number of former Patriots that live and work in the area. There are some who are on Boston TV and radio stations. Some are still associated with the present team.

    But what is your point?

  17. crappygovernment says:
    Feb 6, 2015 8:04 PM
    Nevermind taping signals and walkthroughs. What about the REAL TIME advice from Ernie Adams via a transmitter in Brady’s helmet that never shut off per the words of Doug Flutie?

    Philadelphia Eagles – ringless since 2004*
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    An “O’Leary” theorist? There’s someone who made a comment about buying the Brooklyn Bridge…. just sayin.

    A Philly fan buying into NYC crap isn’t saying much about yourself.

  18. crappygovernment says: Feb 6, 2015 8:04 PM

    Nevermind taping signals and walkthroughs. What about the REAL TIME advice from Ernie Adams via a transmitter in Brady’s helmet that never shut off
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    This has got to be my favorite crazy theory yet! So the Pats only win because a guy named Ernie yells in Brady’s ear during the game? During the 2004 Super Bowl, that probably went something like this:

    “Hey Tom, the Eagles have no idea how to run a two-minute offense, so just make yourself comfortable there on the bench while they use up all the time left and we win.”

  19. crappygovernment says: Feb 6, 2015 8:04 PM

    Nevermind taping signals and walkthroughs. What about the REAL TIME advice from Ernie Adams via a transmitter in Brady’s helmet that never shut off

    Loved the book it’s 100% true. Patroit fans scared to read it

  20. captainwisdom8888 says:
    Feb 6, 2015 6:10 PM
    I must say that before the dawn of the Tom Brady era in New England…you couldn’t find a Patriots fan if you walked down the middle of the busiest street in Boston. It’s like Pats fans barely existed at all, and I’d have to guess that at least 60% of the fanbase has only come along since the arrival of Brady.

    I know I’m probably coming off as nothing but a hater…
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    Have you ever been to New England? Do you even know what town the Pats play in? Judging how everything you said was wrong, I’m guessing not.

  21. geronimojr19 says:
    Feb 6, 2015 10:35 PM
    crappygovernment says: Feb 6, 2015 8:04 PM

    Nevermind taping signals and walkthroughs. What about the REAL TIME advice from Ernie Adams via a transmitter in Brady’s helmet that never shut off

    Loved the book it’s 100% true. Patroit fans scared to read it
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    you must be one of the dozen who read it or maybe you’re the publisher trying to push some sales; which is supposed to be no-no on this site. Those NYC folks, they couldn’t get a court case so they wrote a book – anybody can write a book.

    BTW – I live in the area and I know all the “secrets” about the construction of both stadiums. I’m going to be writing a book soon, should I sign you up for a couple of dozen or so? Send me a check for 2 dozen prepaid and I’ll send you 3 dozen. Or, how about the Brooklyn Bridge?

  22. patsasteriskforever says:
    Feb 6, 2015 11:59 PM
    winning something a decade ago doesn’t make u a dynasty today lol. ****

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    They won 6 days ago. And they have won 4 of the last 14. What DOES make you a dynasty, especially in the Free agency/salary cap era? It’s ok, we will wait. I’m sure your answer will go something like “Spygate, Delfated footballs, walkthrough, wahhhhhh wahhhhhh, brady wears uggs, belicheck is a meanie to the media”…Did I cover it all? Figured I did. Hey, do me a favor, bottle up those tears. I would love to bathe in them! GO PATS!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. New theory. BB framed the colts framing the patriots. He didn’t want them becoming placated after this win so they can go b2b. That’s BB always two steps ahead of the rest of the league. They tick he tacks and then ticks.

  24. Can you imagine a team that is so utterly dominant that your chief rivals’ only way to compete with you is by claiming that your quarterback must be getting secret advice from someone in his helmet? At least the Seahawks an the Ravens put up a fight on the actual playing field in late season games that matter. The rest of the teams have to satisfy themselves with whining about some imagined thing or other, or celebrate winning a meaningless early season game or something.

    As Laker coach Pat Riley once said, I don’t think anyone else will win a title until Michael Jordan (i.e. Tom Brady) retires.

  25. aptainwisdom8888 says:
    Feb 6, 2015 6:10 PM
    I don’t like the Patriots by any means, but over the last decade or so Ive managed to build a healthy respect for them as an organization. That aside, I must say that before the dawn of the Tom Brady era in New England…you couldn’t find a Patriots fan if you walked down the middle of the busiest street in Boston. It’s like Pats fans barely existed at all, and I’d have to guess that at least 60% of the fanbase has only come along since the arrival of Brady.

    I know I’m probably coming off as nothing but a hater, but do you want to put this theory to the test? Ask a handful of Patriots fans to name 1 single Patriot that played before Tom Brady. 90% of Pats fans who can even answer this question will quickly throw out the name Drew Bledsoe, but he is often the only player who manages to come to mind for the majority of people who consider themselves true fans. I’ve come to realize that for a great deal of Patriots fans, the team itself barely clung to existence before Brady came along. It’s not the greatest trait in a fanbase, that they only roar to life when their team is in the midst of success.
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    This is patently false. They were at one time probably the fourth most popular team in the area, but they were also the newest team in the area, and they had not had much success due to bumbling ownership. In addition, prior to 1960, much of New England only had the NY Giants to route for. That had an impact as well. However, I have been a fan for 40 years, had season tickets, and traveled to the AFC Championship game and Super Bowl 30 years ago. The fans were there and they were hard core. I saw them. I partied with them. I saw them carrying the goal posts down Rt 9 before frying their hands on the overhead power lines LOLzzz. Good times. Those were the good old days….

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