Thursday, February 07, 2008

Super Bowl LXII, Footnote 2.

They didn't make the brand of pro football history they wanted, but the New England Patriots made history all the same.

Having won outright as a double-digit underdog in Super Bowl XXXVI against the Rams, six years later, the Patriots entered Super Bowl LXII as the first double-digit favorites since that game. And they LOST outright.

When the many accomplishments of the Patriots of the first decade of the 21st century are listed at future celebrations in Canton, Ohio, one that will not, but should be mentioned is that they were the team that killed the 1o points or more point spread in the Super Bowl for the foreseeable future. It's gonna take about five straight years of 30 point blowouts before any bettors will give that many points in the title game again.


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