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Exactly what team in Sports History marched through a year without any close games??

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  1. Lifer

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    Ive never heard such ridiculous hysteria in my life, from both Patriot fans AND the national media.
    OOOOOOOH, the Patriots had a close game.

    Check out the 1972 Dolphins schedule and scores sometime. They didnt win every game by 30 points. There were many close calls. The 1978 Steelers lost 2 games. So did the 1989 49ers. The 1985 Bears got creamed by the Dolphins.

    I watched the 1986 Celtics blow a 25 point lead on Christmas Day to the Knicks.

    The Eagles get paid too, and the Patriots defense had an off night. Oh well, a win is a win is a win. We are 11-0.
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    Re: Exactly what team in Sports History marched through a year without any close game

    So true. That great 49ers 1989 team, in addition to the two losses won games by, 6, 4, 4, and 3 respectively.

    The 1979 Steelers, in addition to the 4 losses, won games by 3, 3, 4, and 3.

    The 1972 Dolphins, while playing opposing teams with a .396 winning percentage won games by 2, 1, and 4 in the regular season. Then, 6, 4, and 7 in the playoffs.

    The Patriots are 11 and 0, win all but two of those games by 17 or more, and the story line is "do we now have a blue print on how to beat the Patriots?". Hey, they gotta write and report about something I guess.
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    Re: Exactly what team in Sports History marched through a year without any close game

    Can we be so fortunate that rest of the NFL thinks they might?

    Lord knows that Belichick never makes any changes or adjustments. He's sooooo predictable.

    /sarcasm off
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    Re: Exactly what team in Sports History marched through a year without any close game

    Some squeakers from the '85 Bears:

    9/8 Bucs W 38-28 Come-from-behind.
    9/19 Vikings W 33-24 Best. Comeback. Ever.
    10/6 Bucs W 27-19 Tough Tampa game #2.
    11/3 Packers W 16-10
    12/8 Colts W 17-10 Squeaker vs. Colts.
    12/14 Jets W 19-6 Another close one.
    http://www.bearshistory.com/seasons/1985chicagobears.aspx (notes from this site)

    Including their loss, that's 7 games for the "Greatest Team Ever" that were close. Puts things in perspective. They did romp through the playoffs though:
    1/5 Giants W 21-0
    1/12 Rams W 24-0
    1/26 Patriots W 46-10
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    Re: Exactly what team in Sports History marched through a year without any close game

    There is a truly bizarre thing going on with the New England Patriots this year. They are being scrutinized, and analyzed, in ways like no other team before. The point raised here is an example. Go undefeated? Score more points than any team in history? Have a larger margin of victory than any team in history? Have the best year ever by a quarterback? Uh, yeah....I guess they're pretty good. It's a joke. Just keep winning, and history will be the judge.
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    Re: Exactly what team in Sports History marched through a year without any close game

    Well, for starters, you could check out the 1888 Yale Bulldogs:

    Code:
    Wesleyan	76 - 0
    Rutgers 	65 - 0
    AT Penn		34 - 0
    AT Wesleyan 	46 - 0
    AT Amherst 	39 - 0
    AT Williams 	30 - 0
    MIT		68 - 0
    Stevens College 69 - 0
    Penn 		54 - 0
    AT Crescent AC	28 - 0
    Amherst		70 - 0
    Wesleyan 	105 - 0
    Princeton	10 - 0
    That looks to me like a march of domination.
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    Re: Exactly what team in Sports History marched through a year without any close game

    Or, if you feel a 10 point margin of victory is still too close, check out the 1918 Colorado School of Mines Orediggers:

    Code:
    Camp Logan		47-9
    Denver			48-6
    Colorado College	48-6
    Northern Colorado 	41-0
    And the infamous 1932 Colgate Red Raiders:

    Code:
    St. Lawrence		41-0
    Case			27-0
    Niagara			47-0
    Lafayette		35-0
    New York U		14-0
    Penn State		31-0
    Mississippi College	32-0
    Syracuse		16-0
    Brown			21-0
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    Re: Exactly what team in Sports History marched through a year without any close game

    Okay, any professional teams in the past century?
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    Re: Exactly what team in Sports History marched through a year without any close game

    The '99 Rams were exposed in back-back games(against the Bucs in the NFCCG, and then the Titans in the Super Bowl)-but somehow, Dick Vermeil got his first ring.

    I don't think Vermeil and his team gave a ****e how they did it, b/c getting their championship ring is the ultimate goal.
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    Re: Exactly what team in Sports History marched through a year without any close game

    The 1942 Chicago Bears' season:

    Code:
    Green Bay	44-28
    Cleveland	21-7
    Chicago		41-14
    New York	26-7
    Philadelphia	45-14
    Detroit		16-0
    Brooklyn	35-0
    Green Bay	38-7
    Detroit		42-0
    Cleveland	47-0
    Chicago		21-7
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    Re: Exactly what team in Sports History marched through a year without any close game

    Or how about the '86 Giants team that went 14-2 and won the Super Bowl? Parcells/BB coached that team.

    There were games when their pass D got TORCHED(including their opener at TX Stadium where Laurence Taylor got schooled on Dallas' game winning TD drive).

    Why are we having this conversation? The only thing that matters is whoever holds up the Lombardi Trophy at the end. Look at Baltimore last year-their D was FLAWLESS, but they made an early exit in the playoffs.
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    Re: Exactly what team in Sports History marched through a year without any close game

    You left out the final game. - Lost to Washington Redskins 6-14
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    Re: Exactly what team in Sports History marched through a year without any close game

    You're right. That was a postseason game. The stats I looked at were for seasons.
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    Re: Exactly what team in Sports History marched through a year without any close game

    What about Kobayashi? He didn't lose a competition or even come close to losing until he had to have his jaw wired shut.

    Not to mention the Harlem Globetrotters......hello
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