Patriots and Dolphins Are Making it a Dream Season

This could go down as the greatest season in the history of the NFL. As we stand, the Patriots are 13-0, three short weeks away from perfection. The Miami Dolphins are 0-13, also three short weeks away from perfection. With New England, you saw them rout a formidable Steelers opponent, even shutting Pittsburgh out in the second half. New England’s offense is dominant, and they’ve already survived a scare they should have lost — Monday night to Baltimore. The Dolphins got creamed by the Bills, and looked like a Pop Warner team in the process. They were so desperate to compete, they pulled rookie John Beck and went with Cleo Lemon. I felt they went to the rookie too early in the season to begin with — making that choice kept them farther away from winning. If they continue to go with Beck, they have an excellent chance to do the unthinkable.

So, imagine this, come week 17, we could be looking at a pair of teams to run the table, only in opposite direction. Would that not be the greatest season of all-time? Do you comprehend the magnitude of these milestone achievements? Never in the history of the game has a team gone 16-0 in the regular season. The ’72 Dolphins were 14-0. Never in the history of the game has a team gone 0-16 in the regular season. The ’76 Bucs were 0-14, the 1980 Saints were 0-14 and finished 1-15. Both the Pats and Fins are staring history in the face. When the challenge arises, will they be able to focus on their mission ahead and achieve their goals? I sure hope so, because I am a fan of the game, and I would love to see history made twice in the same season.

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  • Gene

    The 1980 Saints, better known as the “Aints”, really came close to reverse perfection. Their one win, if I correctly recall, was 21-20 over the NY Jets.

  • Jeff

    How great is week 16 going to be when the 14-0 Pats play the 0-14 Miami. Its a chance for both teams to break their streaks. Guess who is the last team to beat the Pats in the regular season…..yep, the Dolphins. In fact, they kept them scoreless last year. I know the Dolphins are bad, but they are still an NFL team, and played correctly, they can beat the Pats. I won’t go as far to say I guarantee a victory (we saw what that did for the Steelers), but I will say I think history will be made that day.

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