A "Greatest Moment in Sports History" thread got me thinking about the past. http://www.patsfans.com/new-england...10/954712-greatest-moment-sports-history.html While the game winning field goal to win Superbowl 36 may have been the greatest single moment for Patriot fans, in my view, the 2004 post season was the greatest of all our trips to the play offs and, ultimately, the Superbowl. The Bulletin Board Post Season... First we played Indianapolis. That was at the height of our rivalry with them, at a time when poor little Manning still couldn't get his first win against Tom Brady. That apparently didn't stop the arrogant Indianapolis Colts from coming into our stadium thinking their victory was a sure thing... Bill Belichick was informed through the grapevine that Indianapolis had contacted the Pittsburgh Steelers to try and acquire 1,500 more tickets for Colts fans for the AFC Championship game.... a game they hadn't even reached yet... and one they needed to go through Foxborough to get to. When he informed the team it didn't go over well. We stomped the Colts 20-3 in the cold and in the snow and sent poor Peyton Manning pouting back to Indy. In the AFC Championship game, we faced the Pittsburgh Steelers, the same Pittsburgh Steelers that ended our longest NFL winning streak record in the regular season. The same Pittsburgh Steelers who publicly told everyone after that regular season defeat that the Patriots weren't on their level... despite the Patriots winning the Superbowl the year before. (What have you done recently again?) This was the height of Steeler arrogance in my opinion. This was when their obnoxious over confidence and entitlement complex was at its apex. I think I hated the Steelers more than any other team in 2004. We went into Heinz Field and kicked their arrogant asses 41-27. It was after this game that they really justified the nick name "The Pittsburgh Squeelers," because all we heard out of them afterwards was either pathetic whimpering and whining or "guarantees" from back up defensive backs. Next was the Superbowl. The Eagles apparently didn't realize they actually had to play the game. They were apparently under the impression that the Patriots were just going to forfeit, because they made plans for an Eagles "victory parade" before actually getting the... you know... victory. They were the last victim. And a Dynasty was born. 2004 was easily the greatest complete football season for the Patriots. Not only did we break and set the record for the longest consecutive wins by a team in NFL history, we became a Dynasty, and we did so under the most ideal conditions imaginable - by stomping out our two biggest and most arrogant AFC rivals in Indy and Pittsburgh and then `raining on the parade` of the Philadelphia Eagles. That was a great year.