Patriots breaking their own records, challenging all-timers

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What the Patriots are doing right now, is historic, to say the least.

But they’re close to erasing any claim by another franchise for the title of best ever, and breaking their own records in the process.

Via NBC Sports Bay Area, the Patriots hit a number of impressive milestones with last night’s AFC Championship Game win over the Chiefs.

For starters, it’s their 15th postseason win of the 2010s, breaking the record of 14 wins in a decade set by the, . . . wait for it, . . . 2000s Patriots (along with the 70s Steelers and 70s Cowboys).

It was also their 36th overall win in the postseason, tying the Steelers for the most ever.

If they beat the Rams, they’d eclipse that total, and tie the Steelers with six Super Bowl wins, the most ever.

The fact they’ve won all those Super Bowls with the same coach and same quarterback (and wastly different personnel around them) speaks to the incredible accomplishment of those two men.

10 responses to “Patriots breaking their own records, challenging all-timers

  1. Don’t you find it odd, statistically, what the patriots are doing? An outlier like this isn’t normal, there’s more going on here than we know…

  2. I’m sorry but eveything they do has to be considered tainted. Even if they aren’t cheating. ANYMORE. At least they aren’t getting caught and quite honestly they never, ever would’ve been caught if Mangini hadn’t spilled the magic beans. They would’ve never been busted for deflate gate if the ball wasn’t INT by the colts. So they are cheating, just haven’t been caught yet. The greatness is no mystery. Just like Bobbie Thompson’s shot heard round the world was a tipped pitch. The grand luster looses some of its sheen when it’s held into the light.

  3. Not much left to say. As a fan from the Steve Grogan era, it’s better than any fan could reasonably expect from a sports team.

  4. It’ll be good for the league once they’re gone so we can start having new teams in the SB from the AFC(!), but I sure will miss the Hoodie on the sideline.

    I respect what they’ve done, but the narrative is just getting old with them in the SB.

  5. renoyxx says:
    January 21, 2019 at 6:39 am

    Don’t you find it odd, statistically, what the patriots are doing? An outlier like this isn’t normal
    ————————————————————————————–
    Other outliers:

    Michael Jordan
    Roger Federer
    Tiger Woods
    Muhammed Ali
    Ted Williams

  6. > It’ll be good for the league once they’re gone so we can start having new teams in > the SB from the AFC(!), but I sure will miss the Hoodie on the sideline.

    > I respect what they’ve done, but the narrative is just getting old with them in the > SB.

    I understand. I was tired of the cowboys when they were on top for a while. As a Pats fan, though, I feel lucky to be able to see the patriots in one more superbowl. Not sure what the future holds, but for now I am going to enjoy.

    On a good note for all fans, it seems like the superbowl games with the Patriots are always close. Win or lose, they come down to the end. Hopefully this one will be as much of a nail biter as all the rest (although I have to say I have a love/hate relationship with these games, or perhaps euphoric/stressed would be more accurate). What a championship weekend for both the AFC and NFC – lets hope the Superbowl is as exciting!

  7. These type of franchise comparisons should note the years of participation by the respective teams. How far back to they go? Pre or post merger?

    The question no one seems to be able to answer: Why can’t any other franchise model the Patriots success? The real answer is that they have tried but you have to execute. What the Patriots did in the last two minutes of the 4th quarter and in OT was incredible execution.

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