Everyone remembers the New England Patriots' historic run at the turn of the century.
For the last 10 years, the Patriots have established themselves as a dynasty, a title rarely given out by fans and writers throughout history.
The 1927 Yankees are quite possibly the most famous dynasty in history. The team won eight World Series from 1927 to 1941 and had a lineup that included Babe Ruth, Tony Lazzeri and Lou Gehrig. They were deemed “Murderers' Row” by opposing pitchers.
The most exciting yet dangerous team in NHL history was the Montreal Canadiens of the ‘50s. From 1950 to 1960 the Canadiens had a ridiculous 10 finals appearances, of which they won six.
The Miami Dolphins in the ‘70s were a team to be reckoned with. Their dynasty included seven playoff appearances in 10 years, the only fully undefeated season in 1972 and two Super Bowls.
Don’t get me wrong, this New England franchise enjoyed its glory days, but in order to continue being deemed a dynasty, playoff appearances are not enough.
Here are three reasons the New England Patriots are no longer a dynasty.