The Patriots have their perfect season, just as we all knew they would. The boys came from behind and played a full force second half to win 38-35. Best of all, the '72 Dolphins are even being nice about it:
Don Shula, says "going undefeated during the regular season is a remarkable achievement."
Shula says the Pats "have done a great job concentrating on each week's opponent and not letting any other distractions interrupt that focus. If they go on to complete an undefeated season, I will be the first to congratulate Coach Belichick and the Patriot organization."
Shula was the most prominent of several members of the 72 Dolphins who saluted the perfect Patriots on Saturday.
Miami quarterback Bob Griese issued a statement to congratulate New England on "going undefeated during the regular season" and compliment Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for one of the "greatest seasons ever by an NFL quarterback."
"I hope he [Brady] continues to play at such a high level in the playoffs, and if he does it will be very difficult to beat them the rest of the way," Shula said.
Hello, post-season and Super Bowl XLII.