Following the most magnificent comeback win only a godly man such as Tom Brady can pull off, the thought on everyone in Pats Nation’s mind is singular: the next one.
The Patriots famously set their dynasty at the beginning of the century when we won 3 Super Bowls in 4 years, being the last team to win back-to-back Lombardis, which is a big deal, you can ask Drake.
Of course, we had to wait another 10 years before we won our next Lombardi, but it might be worth the wait. If any of you enjoy conspiracy theories, then you must know the Lincoln-Kennedy link.
Well the same can be said for the link between the Patriots’ 2003 and 2016 seasons: Same record, same week we last trailed, same first loss. Both previous Super Bowl wins, XXXVI and XLIX, were under question regarding a bogus cheating scandal.
Both years were the only 2 times in franchise history the team had the #1 scoring defense. Both times we faced an NFC South team in Houston. Both featured a comeback, although the first time didn’t go so well for the trailing team. Both had a legendary Brady drive for the winning score.
Now the similarities are astounding and entertaining, but what does it mean long term? Could the Patriots repeat their own repeat? Think about it: 3 out of 4. We already got 2 out of 3 when no one thought we could, and the Pats are poised to be better than ever next year.
We have enough to re-sign everyone we need to and can trade for other players in anything you might consider we lack or need to make up for. Brady is playing better than now than his first 3 Super Bowl runs, the offense is stacked with weapons that are every fantasy team owner’s wet dream, and a defense that stopped the #1 offense in the league (possibly history).
Every year every fan in the NFL thinks their team is going to win it all (maybe not in Cleveland), us included. However, the hype train the Patriots are on right now coupled with a murderous roster and a dedicated coaching staff, could lead us to repeat our own repeat. 3 out of 4, 6 out of 18. Not a bad addition to the resume, Mr. Brady.