Nearly 10 years ago, the New England Patriots last completed their yearly journey toward the Lombardi Trophy. Tom Brady hoisted the hardware after playoff victories over the Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles.
A decade later, most of the players who received a ring are gone. Brady and Vince Wilfork—a rookie in 2004—are the only players that remain. On the coaching side of the spectrum, Bill Belichick and Matt Patricia still lead the team, while Josh McDaniels and Brian Daboll are on their second stints with New England.
Let's take a look at how the two teams compare. The results are a bit surprising—the teams stack up very evenly.