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Winning a Super Bowl is hard, a lot harder than BB made it look when he won three in 4 years.
Hanging on these boards is all the proof you need, imagine a Bengal's fans sitting in front of his cpu reading the griping here... only Patriot fans think they're entitled to win a ring every year.
Hasn't been nearly as hard for the Steelers and Giants the last 8 years, has it?
How long did it take both teams to win again after their dynasty years? 20, 30 or 40 years?
Fact of tha matter is that this years Patriots team fell short for much the same reasons the 2007 and 2011 teams did. One dimensional on offense and lack of play makers on defense. Two super bowl appearances and an AFC Championship game, not bad for a team that's been trying to build the car while running along side of it....If put into proper perspective it's pretty amazing that they've had sustained success for more than a decade during the salary cap era. We the fans are spoiled, and with good reason. Because the standard for success is measured in Super Bowls. A standard that doesn't have to a burden. One that can be worn with pride.
Disagree; if they won the SB in 2007, they would have been considered (or at least been in the conversation for) the greatest team of all time. The Giants, with that pass rush, just seemed to have an answer that nobody else that yr did. They also weren't the juggernaut at the end of the yr that they were earlier, when they were routinely putting up a mind boggling 50+ points in games. Seattle had a similar rare streak this yr.