I think we as Patriot fans should look back to 2001, 2003 and 2004 and appreciate what an accomplishment that really was. To have 3 SBs in 4 years is amazing. Look at other SB winners this decade. Buccaneers disappeared real fast after their win. The Steelers have two rings, but did not even make the playoffs the year after winning it all, twice. The Colts, champs of the regular season, LOL, won one but usually get an early exit from the playoffs every year. We will see if that happens again this year. The Giants had one of the fastest falls of any SB winner I have ever seen. After three SBs in 4 years, the Patriots were the biggest target on every ones schedule. Everyone measured themselves against the Patriots and wanted to knock them off. In 2006, the Patriots were one minute away from going back to the Super Bowl. In 2007, they were one minute away from perfection. The Patriots set a standard by which all other teams try to strive for. If the Patriots are on a downward spiral (I don't think they are), they have given us some great football and excitement this past decade and we as fans should be thankful and appreciative of that. I am looking forward to more championships from this team. I am so proud of this team and proud to be a Patriots fan for life.