5) The New England Patriots are bigger than the sum of their parts
There are many good players on the New England Patriots roster. In fact, many of them could put together Hall of Fame careers or at least cap off stellar, long careers with the Patriots.
But, more importantly, the Patriots are greater than the sum of the team’s parts.
While other teams rely on one or two players to get them through games, the Patriots are capable of having any one player step up and make a difference. The systems the team employs allows anybody who can do the best in any situation to excel. From Malcom Butler’s rocketing from obscurity to star cornerback status to Tom Brady’s legendary toughness and ability, the Patriots have found ways to win by relying on anybody on the roster.
Collectively, they are the kind of team that wins Super Bowls. Super Bowl 51 will be no different. Many of the faces have changed and there are some new numbers on the field, but the Patriots are still the same team, no matter how many new names the announcers have to learn each year.
And that team is a winner.