In an era designed to keep anything more than even a few consecutive trips to the playoffs from happening, it's just so damn impressive. I don't think we will ever truly appreciate just how amazing we've had it here until it's over...in 2051 or so.
I remember back in 2003 when they looked like a SB favorite joking with some friends about them becoming a dynasty. I had no idea what was ahead. I would have been thrilled with half the success they would achieve over the next fifteen years. Absolutely amazing. We're lucky fans.
Insane stat, especially for us old time fans. Been a fan since 1975, and I remember a 1-15 season and a 2-14 season. Think of the 18 year old Pat’s fans, whose worst seasons were a 9-7 non playoff season (tied for the division lead, but lost the tie breaker) in 2002, and an 11-5 non playoff season when Brady missed the season in 2008. Another weird stat, Pats were the only other team besides the Bears to win 10+ games and NOT make the playoffs, in NFL history. Bears did it in a different season though.
BTW interesting stat, BTW yesterday was BB's 300th regular season game as the HC of the NEP.. his record is 223 wins and 77 losses... for a winning percentage of 74%+... not to shabby, we are very lucky fans..