There is nothing this franchise and organization can do to shut up all the mediots and opposing hateful fans than win the Super Bowl and soon. A playoff run for the Patriots is a FAILURE if they do not get to the Super Bowl and WIN it - PERIOD! - A Super Bowl appearance and a loss is again considered a total failure if it pertains to the Patriots. While the other 31 teams would consider a playoff run which falls a bit short still a decent season,The Patriots I am sure do not feel that way,it would not change things the way this team is looked upon although I am sure some of us don't give a damn what anyone thinks it would still be good to see this team back out of the negativity by showing it can go to the SB and WIN a Championship without any type of scandal involved. Its Super Bowl or Bust for a return to respect (at least from some outsiders) from all non fans and mediots outside of Patriots Nation.