Then in the second half of the season, the league began to catch up to them. The Pats average margin of victory shrank to 13 points per game, and a lot of that owes to a week 11 56-10 drubbing of Buffalo. 13 points isn’t historically great; it’s a very good but beatable playoff team, and in the Super Bowl, the Giants beat them.
I’m wondering if that’s what we’re watching with Miami. The 66 wins and the 27 game win streak team is a long time ago. Bosh and Wade are ailing, Norris Cole has come back to earth. I don’t know if the Heat will lose on Monday, but what was once invincible has become just another high level playoff team.