+ Something else about the Patriots' season: they've been blissfully injury-free.
+ This paragraph (source) amplifies my comparison from yesterday:
The Patriots' feat is more impressive because in the days of the '72 Dolphins, there was no ritualistic free agent raiding of a Super Bowl caliber roster. There was no NFL scheduling format in place that assured tougher schedules for the previous season's biggest winners. And there was no salary cap to squeeze most teams toward the competitive middle of the league.