Why are the patriots always in the playoffs? Are they the best team each year? Or are they the best team of all time?
They play in a bad division, have a good head coach and good quarterback, not to mention a system that works well for them. Much the same as the 49ers had with Walsh and Montana in the 80's. Take Belichick or Brady out of the equation and see what happens.
>They play in a bad division
i like this meme. somehow no matter how many wins the AFCE gets in a season it's always the easiest division in football and the pats always have a cupcake schedule
Never said it was the easiest division or the worst division. But they've never been as good or had the stability that the Patriots have. They're bad compared to Patriots, and their record proves it.
AFC East is tied with the NFC South for most total wins in a division this season. trying watching some more football before you post next time
Not necessarily. Rodgers taking over for Favre, Tomlin replacing Cowher, Siefert replacing Walsh. There are instances where the team continued to have high level success. But if Brady or Belichick retires it won't be the same. They won't dominate like they have in the past.
The way how the AFC least operates you have two teams that range from not complete dogshit to dumpster fire and one decent team.
Brady's unnecessary, they went 10-6 with a chump QB when Brady was taken out because his knee couldn't take a little hit
>By division over the past decade
>AFC North — 334 wins (8.35 wins per team per season)
>NFC East — 333 wins (8.33 wins per team)
>AFC East — 328 wins (8.2 wins per team)
>AFC South — 320 wins (8 wins per team)
>NFC South — 318 wins (7.95 wins per team)
>NFC North — 318 wins (7.95 wins per team)
>AFC West — 307 wins (7.68 wins per team)
>NFC West — 297 wins (7.43 wins per team)
kill yourself to be quite honest
I never said it was the worse division, just mediocre most years. How many times have the Bills and Dolphins been in the playoffs the past 16 years? How many times have the AFC East have 2 teams in the playoffs during that timespan?
ITT: bootyblasted Jets, Bills and Dolphins fags living in denial over the Patriots pushing their shit in for most of their pathetic lives
They have a good owner, an all-time great coach, and an all-time great QB. Stability means a fuckload in the NFL, and that's enough to make them competitive in a league that is full of dumbshit owners, GMs, and features coaching staffs being turned over every single year. Hell even teams that improve a bit can fire their coaches, like the Bucs did.
As a Pats fan I have to shitpost and enjoy their current success as much as I possibly can because all you have to do to see what happens when a franchise loses its great coach and QB is look across the division and see the Miami Dolphins of the last 20 years.
It's not like a certain team won 5 Superbowls in the time it took the past to win 4 or anything
it hasn't been torn apart. brady is a system babby. cutler could win an owl with the patriots. the only time brady has ever put up hof stats is when throwing to hof talent like moss and gronk. he's overrated and it's disgusting how cheatriot "fans" always throw their entire team under the bus
Success means nothing without finishing 1st, which they've only done once in the last decade.
Assuming that anon did his math correctly, it means that the afce without the pats has the least amount of wins PER TEAM.
Anyone who thinks the patriots are in a remotely competitive division needs to remove Brady's feminine balls from in front of their eyes because they're fucking blind. How many wildcard spots has each division put up since 2002? Who has those numbers?
>take away a team's two best assets and they won't be as good
>Why are the patriots always in the playoffs?
Other teams in their division are consistently shit.
>Are they the best team each year?
>Or are they the best team of all time?
Not even close.
Both of those divisions played the NFC East (kek) AFC South (LOL)
Gonzaga can lose 1 game a year to their shitty schedule, it doesn't make them the best team in the country
NFL scheduling was really weird this year, combined with the fact that the NFCE and AFCS managed to be even worse than usual
>mfw going against AFC East next year
I was hoping for an easier division for our new coach.
Average Elo rankings by division:
1) NFCW: 1567
2) AFCW: 1544
3) NFCN: 1537
4) AFCE: 1526 [8 games against 2 worst divisions]
5) AFCN: 1516
9001) NFCS: 1492 [8 games against 2 worst divisions]
9002) NFCE: 1459
999999999999) AFCS: 1396
Montana has 4 rings.
Brady has 4 rings.
Brady did it with a
>free agency (didn't have the best WR of all time for 20 fucking years because that's impossible today)
He also made it to the super bowl more. Won more games (reg season and playoffs). And he has better stats when compared to his contemporaries.
Any honest comparison tilts towards Brady. He's the GOAT, period.
are you trying to imply that by removing one of those components wouldn't make the system worse?
Belichick is a skilled coach, Brady is a skilled player. Remove one, remove both, it's bad either way.
I'm literally not even sure what point you're trying to drive home.
The rest of the AFC East is trash.
AFC South is the same any year the Colts even halfway have their shit together.
AFC West is usually 50% shit, but only the Broncos ever pose a real threat to go the distance.
AFC North has everybody but Clevleland capable of playoffs any given year, and the Ravens and Steelers are Superbowl capable.
There's a lot of fucking garbage ass teams just feeding wins to the top tier AFC teams. Patsies always try to point out their divisions win record, but those clowns are just collecting wins over the rest of the AFC bottom feeders and the occasional cross-conference match.
>rooting for filler AFC teams that will never win anything
Wild Card Spots (2002-2015):
Pats - 0 (too busy winning ez division)
Jets - 4
Dolphins - 0
Bills - 0
Steelers - 3
Ravens - 4
Bengals - 3
Browns - 1
Colts - 3
Jags - 2
Texans - 0
Titans - 2
Broncos - 3
Chiefs - 2
Raiders - 0
Chargers - 1