AFC East: New England Patriots Seek To Reign Supreme Another Decade

September 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Since 2001, the New England Patriots have finished in first place in the AFC East every year. That includes three seasons where they tied with other teams.
The one constant during this run has been future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady. He has been named to the Pro Bowl fives times since 2001, led the team to four Super Bowls, and won three.
His contract expires after this season, and the Patriots might be taking a gamble not re-signing him before the inevitable players strike. The 33-year-old may be entering his prime and is the undisputed leader of the team.
If Brady were to leave New England after this season, the following results could be devastating. The franchise could disintegrate back into mediocrity like they were mired in from 1967 to 1975, and in the early 1990's.
Here is how things could shape up in the AFC East in 2010.
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