All professional atheletes wish to be the most successful in their field, the most famous or the most desirable. They all push themselves and their teams to reach the top and become the greatest team of all times. However, age, locker room turmoil or contract disputes often stand in the way of a team reaching their goals. That’s not the case with the NFL’s New England Patriots.
The Patriots have been the best team in the NFL for years now. They have appeared in the Super Bowl ten times in franchise history, the most of any team. Eight of the ten times have been since the arrival of head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady in 2000. They also have 15 AFC East titles in 17 seasons since 2001, without a losing season in that period.
There’s no doubt that the Patriots have been the most successful team in the history of the league. They have set the records for:
- most wins in a ten-year period (126, in 2003–2012).
- an undefeated 16-game regular season in 2007.
- the longest winning streak consisting of regular season and playoff games in NFL history (a 21-game streak from October 2003 to October 2004).
- the most consecutive division titles won by a team in NFL history (won nine straight division titles from 2009 to 2017).
No team can pride themselves on being better than the Patriots. Let’s take the Steelers for example. They have lost their best players because of meaningless things like contract disputes or teammate disagreements. Also, they were unable to make it to the playoffs this year. Any chance of them winning a championship title was crushed and they will have to wait until the next season to try again.
We cannot wait to see if this season ends with another title for the Patriots. They might have lost to the Eagles last time, but this time they will be prepared.