I always felt the best team i ever saw over a 10 game stretch were the 1976 Steelers. Rebounding from a 1-4 start they were devasting in winning their last 9 games, 5 by shutouts, and then pounded at very good Colts team in Baltimore 40-14 before losing to the Raiders in the AFC title game when they played with Harris and Blier. But this Patriot team has been even more dominating. Historic offense but still with a great defense. The defensive players in that era were smaller and not as fast and strong. Cant compare to the '78 Steelers, '85 Bears or '89 unti we actually win the Super Bowl, but for half a season ,its the best team ive seen.