Yes, yes, everybody wants to win the Super Bowl. However, each season 31 teams don't, and those teams need to evaluate their season, and determine whether they were successful according to their own criteria, and whether the team is headed in the right direction toward winning a Super Bowl. This year's Pats team won 13 regular season games, and was the top seed in the AFC. They got the one-and-done playoff monkey off their back. They made it to the Super Bowl and came within 57 SECONDS of winning. From my viewpoint, as a fan, they had a successful season.