The hypothetical thread made me think about this again. I dont worry about the 19-0 loss because that team wasnt as good as the 2004 team anyway. A fluke loss on monday night in Miami and the loss to an excellent Steelers team in Pittsburgh without Corey Dillon after winning 21 straight wins and due for a loss was all that seperated that team from perfection. This was the most dominant Patriots team, it didnt rely solely on Brady throwing for 400 yards, it had the best one season running back we ever had, and that postseason was epic. The signature game of the dynasty, beating the Colts 20-3. Then destroying the top defensive team in football in Pittsburgh. Then beating a really good Eagles team. 2004 they were everything i could ever ask for in a football team, talented, full of heart, clutch. The greatest Patriots team ever.