Patriots Sweep All Decade Honors

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June 25, 2009 at 06:51pm ET

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ESPN.com has announced that the Patriots swept the Team, Coach, and MVP categories in ESPN's All-Decade selections, ending the debate of who the "Team of the Decade" is in the NFL.

According to the announcement ESPN.com selected Belichick as its "all-decade coach" for guiding New England to three Super Bowls and four AFC championships, while also at least tying for the AFC East's best record each year since 2001. 

The article also went on to say that ESPN chose Tom Brady as its MVP and the Patriots as its team of the decade. The honors were bestowed with consultation from NFL general managers, coaches, scouts and players. 

"You have to recognize championships because, ultimately, that's what we're playing for," Belichick said when informed of ESPN.com's selections.

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