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The Patriots Dynasty: 4 years or 14 years?

By OIB | 01/19/2015

By Mark Vandeusen

The Patriots have had the best record in the AFC East for 14 straight seasons. During that time New England has averaged slightly more than 12 regular season wins per year. After Sunday’s AFC Championship Game victory the Pats have a 64 percent success rate overall at getting to the conference’s title game in the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick era. And as they head to the Super Bowl, they will have played in 43 percent of them since the turn of the century (6 of 14).

But a quick look at the history books makes it appear as if the Patriots had just a short run of dominance in the early 2000s–three titles in four years. However, another Super Bowl victory this season puts everything that’s happened since 2004 back in the spotlight. The four-year run becomes a 14-year dynasty.

Brady is about to be the only quarterback to ever start six Super Bowls. Another victory and he’s tied with Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw as the only four-time champions. Should that happen, it’ll be hard to argue he’s not the greatest QB of all time.

There’s a lot on the table in the next two weeks.

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