A Dying Dynasty: Why the Window Has Closed for the New England Patriots

August 15, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The consensus "Team of the Decade" in the 2000's was the New England Patriots. They won three Super Bowls and came within about 35 seconds of having the greatest team of all time in 2007.
They had a dominant defense throughout those 10 years and one of the top quarterbacks in the history of the NFL with Tom Brady.
However, New England has hit hard times, with the entire core of their stellar defense gone and emerging troubles on the offensive side of the ball.
The 2007 Patriots were the greatest offense in the history of football. They scored the most touchdowns, most points, and had the league MVP and Offensive Player of the Year.
They were undefeated, 18-0, entering Super Bowl XLII against the New York Giants. We all know the Giants shocked the world and beat the Patriots.
Since that Super Bowl, the vaunted Pats' offense has slowly been depleted of all the things that made it great in '07.
Randy Moss has already seemed to have mental...

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