The Patriots' place in history
As far as Eric Neel is concerned, the undefeated Patriots aren't as impressive as you think. Story
Maybe the best measure of how good the Patriots have been this season is that we've sensed, from the moment they dismantled the Chargers in the second week of the season, that they were playing for history.
History usually comes after-the-fact. We witness something, absorb it, and come to recognize its significance upon reflection. But the Patriots have looked so dominant, so consistent, so unflappable (even in their close calls), that their run at a perfect season hasn't felt dramatic ...
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