Year in and year out, the New England Patriots are among the favorites to win the Super Bowl at the end of the NFL season. Led by one of the greatest quarterbacks and one of the greatest coaches in the history of the league, they have a solid foundation that simply always keeps them at the top of the league.
But here's the reality: the Patriots have the longest championship drought among the four major sports teams in Boston. You have to rewind all the way back to February of 2005 when New England defeated Philadelphia to see the last time Tom Brady raised the Lombardi Trophy above his head.
With another battle against Philadelphia coming up this week and with the Patriots sitting atop the AFC East at 7-3, it's time to figure out the recipe moving forward.
What do the Patriots need to do from here on out to bring their fourth banner back to Gillette Stadium?