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Patriots surpass Peyton Manning's Colts with most regular season wins in a decade

Patriots surpass Peyton Manning's Colts with most regular season wins in a decade

In improving to 3-0 with a dominant win over the Jets Sunday, the Patriots made NFL history for regular-season success. 

Week 3's win marked the Patriots' 116th win since 2010, which now ranks as the most regular season victories in a decade, passing the 2000-2009 Colts (115). 

The Patriots had plenty of battles with Peyton Manning's Colts during that timeframe. Once Tom Brady became New England's starting quarterback, the Patriots went 7-5 against the Colts during the 2000s, with one of those losses coming in 2008 when Brady was out with his knee injury. 

The Patriots hold the most wins, playoffs included, in a decade with 132 since 2010, so couple that with three Super Bowl championships, and you have yourself the most dominant decade of football we've ever seen. 

The Patriots dynasty wasn't supposed to last this long, with the turning point being an embarrassing loss to the Chiefs in 2014 where everyone counted them out for good. It turned out that it was just the beginning of another run that has the rest of the NFL scrambling to figure out ways to end New England's hold on the league. 

The reality might be that the dynasty will end when it's key contributors, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, finally walk away from the game. But we have no idea when that'll be, so here's to more winning. 

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Tom Brady's father can't envision QB playing anywhere else, but 'Joe Montana went to KC'

Tom Brady's father can't envision QB playing anywhere else, but 'Joe Montana went to KC'

Tom Brady's future with the New England Patriots is uncertain and the quarterback has confirmed that consistently throughout the 2019 campaign.

While it would be hard to watch Brady play anywhere else besides New England, Tom Brady Sr. suggested there's a life for his son beyond the lights at Gillette Stadium, and he mentioned the quarterback's childhood idol in doing so.  

“If Bill [Belichick] says he doesn’t want Tommy, and Tommy wants to play, well, Joe Montana went to Kansas City … just because Bill decides he wants to move on, that won’t dictate Tommy’s future," Brady Sr. told Karen Guregian in a feature piece for the Boston Herald. "I’m sure there are a few other teams in the league that would want him.”

Brady Sr. went on to say that his son's future in New England ultimately is Belichick's decision, and emphasized that he doesn't know what's going to happen. Regardless, though, it sounds as if he'll respect Belichick's decision.

“I just know Tommy loves playing football," Brady Sr. said. "He loves everything about it. He loves his teammates. I don’t think anyone knows right now what’s going to go on, Bill may know. Bill doesn’t make a decision he hasn’t thought long and hard about. We’ll see what he wants to do at the end of the year."

Belichick and the Patriots parting ways with Brady used to be unthinkable, but our Tom E. Curran laid out a case for an amicable separation in a column this week. 

As the Pats are preparing to host the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, the QB and coach have said that the upcoming game is all they're focused on. Following their loss to the Houston Texans last weekend, the Brady and struggling offense will need to be on their game when Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs come to town for a rematch of the AFC Championship Game. 

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Know everything about the Patriots? Jeopardy! dedicates category to them

Know everything about the Patriots? Jeopardy! dedicates category to them

Do you know everything about the New England Patriots? Well, the contestants on "Jeopardy!" Thursday night certainly didn't.

The widely popular TV show dedicated a whole category to the Patriots, and the contestants didn't even know that Robert Kraft bought the team in 1994. They also had a great question about Tom Brady, which a contestant thankfully got correct. 

The question read: "In his NFL debut in 2000, this Pats QB completed 1 of 3 passes in a 34-9 loss to Detroit; He got better." 

The six-time Super Bowl champion certainly improved since his debut nearly 20 years ago. Despite the offensive struggles that New England has endured this season, the 42-year-old has the Patriots, at 10-2, poised for another playoff run and possibly another Super Bowl appearance.

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Coming off a loss in Houston, Brady and the Pats will look to turn things around against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday afternoon, but the rematch of the AFC Championship Game certainly won't be easy. The 8-4 Chiefs have also struggled at times this season, but pose a threat to New England's bid for the No. 1 seed in the AFC.

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