Originally posted by a24hrdad:
Originally posted by ninermedic:
But the Patriots haven't been to a Superbowl since Brady had his big breakout in '07, and they lost that year. They haven't actually won since 2004 IIRC. True one of those season Brady was hurt but I still think it's interesting that there are 0 SB rings since Tom Brady moved from "clutch with average stats" to "fantasy football demigod"
One might also argue, the Patriots haven't won a SB since Spy Gate.
The real issue I think is with all the big number QB's is their Defenses usually are not that good. Causing a lot of catch up.
Last 10 superbowls:
2001.... Ravens win the superbowl with Trent f*cking Dilfer
2002.... Greatest show on turf loses to upstart Tom Brady's game management skills.
2003.... #1 offense (raiders) in the nfl loses to the #1 defense (buccs) in the NFL
2004.... the 17th ranked offense (pats) & 7th ranked defense beats the 18th ranks offense & 8th ranked defense (panthers)
2005.... Peyton Manning breaks the all time TD record, eliminated by the pats (who is top 10 in O & D this year). Indy D is ranked 29th
2006.... (the anomily and you can blame Rex Grossman for that) Indy 3rd in O, 21st in D, beats Bears, 15th ranked O and 5th ranked D
2007.... Probably the best offense ever fielded (Patriots) upset by the Giants. Why? NY had he best front 4 in the game and Eli stopped making mistakes.
2008.... Steelers 22ND in offense and 1st in defense, beats the Cards who are 4th in offense, and 22nd in defense.
2009.... Saints vs Colts. In a game vs two offensive powerhouses. the plays of the game were a surprise onside kick, and a defensive TD.
2010.... Offense makes the difference in this game. But two top ten defenses make their way in, with the Steelers D carrying in a middle of the road ranked offense.