We didn't even have to watch film on you guys either. If we get to the big show again, at least Rex will comfort your players with hugs and one liners.
Seriously, congrats on the achievement, but you guys won't be winning another championship this year and as a Jet fan, I'm happy about that. And yeah, it's been 45 years since we won it, and understanding that it may be a few years before we get there again, I'm going to love the Pat fans getting hyped thinking they're wining this year and seeing them complain afterwards about what happened that they didn't.
22-2 vs the Bills
18-6 vs Jets
17-7 vs the Dolphins
Divisional games are usually a crap shoot for most teams, but not for the Pats in the Brady era. With a .797 winning percentage vs. the division Brady has averaged a 5-1 record in division every year. In essence Brady starts every year knowing that all he has to do is win 6-8 games vs non-divisional opponents to get a first round bye.
Lets dig deeper-
Buffalo Bills since 2001 (Brady's first season)
6 Head Coaches-Williams,Mularkey,Juaron, Fewell, Gailey, Marrone
7 QB's- Van Pelt, Bledsoe, Holcomb, Losman, Edwards, Fitzpatrick, Manuel
0 divison titles, 0 playoff appearances
Miami Dolphins since 2001
7 Head Coaches: Wannstedt, Bates, Saban, Cameron, Sparano, Bowles, Philbin
9 QB's: Fiedler, Feeley, Frerrotte, Harrington, Lemon, Pennington, Henne, Tannehill
1 divisional title (Brady tore his ACL), 2 playoff appearances, 0 playoff wins
New York Jets since 2001
3 Head Coaches: Edwards, Mangini, Ryan
6 QB's-Testaverde, Pennington, Bollinger, Favre, Sanchez, Smith
1 divisional title, 6 playoff appearances, 6 playoff wins
New England Patriots
1 Head Coach: Bellichick
2 QB's: Brady, Cassel
11 division titles, 11 playoff apperances, 18 playoff wins, 3 Superbowls, 5 conference championships
Correct me if I'm wrong but the only QB who made the Pro Bowl on the Jets, Bills, or Dolphins in 13 seasons has been Brett Favre.
Imagine if Marino didn't have Kelly in his division?