The New England Cheatreots
Say you're the best team in your conference. You just defeated a foe by 38 points and as a result are Super Bowl bound. You are widely lauded as one of the best coached, well ran organizations in the NFL. But you are in the midst of yet another scandal that clouds and detracts from another successful run.
The outcome of the game likely would have been the same had Brady's balls not been deflated. Yet you did it anyway.
Going back to spygate, you contend that your actions did not provide a significant edge...yet you did it anyway.
My question is why?
If you're one of the best coached, well-run organizations that gets the most out of it's roster, why is there the need to push the envelope when it comes to the rules?
It paints the picture of an organization that is willing to win at all costs even if it costs them their integrity along the way.
In New England, it's not merely "Just win baby" it's "By any means necessary"
This is why the entire NFL hates your organization and why anything you accomplish will always be wrapped in controversy.
Call it the Patriot way.
Thank you John Elway for not dragging our organization through the mud.
Top playoff games in Broncos history
What'is your list of best Broncos games in playoff history?
2012 AFC WC
Broncos Oilers (The Drive II)
Now for the ugly playoff losses...
1996 Divisional (Jax)
Super Bowl 48
1990 AFCCG (Elway left game with injury, Treadwell missed 3 field goals)
Super Bowl 24
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