The New England Patriots are the number one seed in the playoffs. The Pats finished the NFL 2016 regular season with a 14-2 record. Despite the best efforts of Roger Goodell on behalf of certain despicable owners such as Jim Irsay, Woody Jones, John Mara, Jerry Jones, no other team finished with a better record than the Patriots.
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Even if you don’t believe in karma, there was certainly plenty of schadenfreude in the 2016 season. The primary co-conspirators in the witch hunt known as deflategate, the Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts, both missed the playoffs. 345 Park Avenue watched their beloved Jets tumble from 10-6 to an atrocious season that could not end soon enough.
Vocal dissidents such as John Mara that don’t understand what happens to air pressure in tires because they’ve been chauffeured everywhere their whole life had to deal with one embarrassing breach of ethics after another. A 28-2 touchdown to interception differential shuts up any fool that still believes that the earth is flat and the ideal gas law is bunk.
Integrity? If there is any in this sport then it will culminate in Tom Brady holding up the Lombardi Trophy in Houston on February 5.