Re: Tough Game for Certain
Thanks for that correction. I remember that season but not that detail very clearly and joined the reports I heard missing it. That year was famous for not having a January 26. Sunday, January 26, 1986 simply didn't exist...that' s my story and I'm sticking with it.
Berry the Bears,
ZipRandy,No problem. Still, it is rare for a team with that many wins to miss out. We're still alive. On a hopeful note, we should keep something in mind about our 7-5 record.In 1985 we started 7-5 and went to the Super Bowl.In 2001 we started 7-5 and won the Super Bowl.For our first three Super Bowl trips, 85, 96, and 01, we posted 11-5 records. In fact, before Belichick and Brady, the best 16 game record in Patriots's history was 11-5. (Back in the 14 game days, we went 11-3.)So it's interesting to see all these people pronouncing doom when we've got the same record we had for two Super Bowl trips. But, hey, if we miss the playoffs, they can pat themselves on the back for their steadfast refusal to ever stop doubting. ; )Scott Sheaffer