Remember the 2007 New England Patriots?

In 2007, the New England Patriots went 16-0, and put up one of the most ferocious first halves of a season in NFL history.  They averaged 41 points a game.  And they gave up only 18 points per game, and a lot of those were probably garbage time scores.  They were on pace to be one of the greatest teams of all time

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.


About jmartin437

I've worked in and around the world of high end cheese for 27 years. I've been everything from a department manager who hired and fired and trained staffs to a weekend warrior who shows up ties on an apron the middle of a rush and talks to customers and cleans up the place. I enjoy it all, and I especially like my current situation conducting informal seminars about cheese at area bars and in class at the 92nd St. Y. The current schedule is always up at In addition I conduct private events that are perfect to lead off birthday parties for foodies and sommeliers and also they make great entertainment for corporate team building events and associates meetings at law firms. In addition, I've been a freelance journalist for 27 years. Currently my profiles of leading musicians and filmmakers appear in the Wall Street Journal and I also wrote about sports for the Root, and for five loooong years, which included the entirety of the Isiah Thomas Knicks era, I wrote about the NBA for the New York Sun. I enjoyed writing about basketball so much that I now do it here at rotations for free.
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