Alot of ppl have been asking the question..do you go for 16-0 or do you win the superbowl...but the fact is those two options aren't mutually exclusive. The probability of brady being injured in the 4th quarter of game 16, or at anytime in game 16 is probably less than 0.5% Anyways, my question is... Would you rather have won last year's superbowl, then this season go 14-2 (or 15-1), and won a 5th superbowl...Or would you rather have lost last year and go 19-0 this season (4 superbowls)? In one case, you've cemented yourself as the greatest dynasty in football, and this year's team is a contender for best team ever. In the other case, you're vying for the greatest dynasty, and this year's team is the clear frontrunner in greatest team ever discussions. In my opinion, if we had won the superbowl last year, we'd still sign stallworth & moss (since both were bargains); but we might not have pursued Welker & Thomas (since we would've felt last year's team was adequate to win again)...And without Welker & Thomas, I think our chance of going 16-0 are greatly reduced (we probably lose to Indy without Welker, or without Moss). Given the choices, I'd go with 19-0. Sure, losing the AFC game last season after such a huge lead sucked...But to me it really didn't hurt alot...Not close to as much as Red Sox - Yankees in 99, 03 (was too young for 86). We've had 3 championships...We've gotten lucky this decade..We were lucky to beat SD (and SD was dumb)...And I knew we'd still have great teams going forward...Now if we had no championships, that game might have been the worst moment in boston sports, since we'd let our one shot slip away... Given we've done the championship thing (& quite possibly will do it again in future years with this core)...19-0 brings an element that would more than make up for last year's loss.