We here at OPC were happy to see the New England Patriots complete their perfect regular season on Saturday night. We consider it a privilege to partake in history-making sports greatness as long as it does not include any team from the Bronx.
Among their other achievements, the Patriots won their division by a rollicking nine games, which is no mean feat over a sixteen-game season. Near as I can tell, this is an NFL record. Even the great 1985 Bears won their division by only seven games.
By comparison, the Patriots' hometown counterparts the Boston Red Sox haven't won their league or division by as many as nine games since 1946.