Ultimate Standings 2009: No. 19

New England Patriots

Updated: July 1, 2009, 11:36 AM ET
By Eddie Matz | ESPN The Magazine

Last Year's Rank: 11 Title Track: 6 Ownership: 28 Coaching: 1 Players: 7 Fan Relations: 20 Affordability: 96 Stadium Experience: 33 Bang for the Buck: 41

The Pats are still a dynasty and Bill Belichick is still the emperor. So how do you explain New England taking an eight-spot tumble? Lil Wayne, that's how. According to a post on unlikelywords.com, the underground logic around Foxboro goes something like this: If Kevin Faulk hadn't gotten caught engaging in un-Patriotic activities ...

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