Still Lit wrote:
When the Patriots accomplish 7 super bowl, or go to 11 straight, then they are the greatest, until then they are still chasing.
You're talking about a team's total history. I'm talking about a particular incarnation of a team, namely the team consisting of Brady / Belichick. The 2000s through now Pats are easily the greatest dynasty in NFL history. Chasing my ass. The Ben-era Steelers has fuck all to do with the 70s and that team's accomplishments for me.
- The 2001, 2003-04 Patriots and the 2014/16 Patriots were two different dynasties other than Brady & Belichick. Brady is the only player from the two groups to have played at both times unless you count Wilfork who played on the '04 and '14 teams. You want to group them together, that's your prerogative, but I don't.
- I don't know about dominant when the Pats won each of their SB's by a FG or less, and the last one in OT. Having said that, I know the only SB where the Steelers truly dominated was their first one, and even that one was a 10-point victory thanks to Bobby Walden screwing up that punt.
Yes, I agree with you that the Patriots must be given a great deal of credit for what they've accomplished, but I'm not going overboard on it.