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The Patriots run of success has been a main stay of the last 15 years. In that time it seems like they are playing in the Super Bowl every year. Well it actually averages out to once every 2.5 years but who's counting right.

If that's not impressive enough, the fact that its been done with just one player spanning all those seasons should make it that much more impressive. These two stats should help drive home the point at how successful they have been.

The first stat, according to /r/NFL/ is that Tom Brady has now played in twice as many Super Bowls(6) as he has Wild Card games(3).

Sure, Brady and the Patriots have been dominate in the playoffs but as that stat points out they are consistently among the two best teams in the AFC. You have to go all the way back to 2009 to find the last time the played on Wild Card weekend. Every year since then, they have been either the #1 or #2 seed in the AFC. Its no wonder they have been able to advance to two Super Bowls in that span. In a single elimination style playoffs, playing less games is a huge advantage. Especially if you get to play those games at home.

The second fact puts on display their dominance over the NFL and especially over their division rivals, The Buffalo Bills.



And that third loss to the Bills? Well it came in Week 17 of this year when the Patriots rested their starters when they had the #1 seed all locked up. So if not for that we could be talking of them having twice as many Super Bowl wins vs losses to the Bills.

So the next time you hear someone say the Patriots got lucky in the Super Bowl. Remind them that to be lucky you have to put in the work to even have the chance to be lucky. And you don't accomplish every thing the Patriots have the last 15 years on luck alone.

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Thome 4/20/2015 03:04:00 PM Edit
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