Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 1/21/13

PITTSBURGH - NOVEMBER 14: Rashard Mendenhall of the Pittsburgh Steelers is tackled by Rob Ninkovich of the New England Patriots during the game on November 14, 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Following the Patriots loss to the Ravens, standout defensive player Rob Ninkovich stated that the Patriots dynasty era is over I don't really think there is much to argue about with his statement, he is honestly speaking the truth. The Patriots were an undoubted dynasty when they won three super bowls in four years, but they haven't won one since. With each playoff loss, the Patriots Dynasty years become an increasingly distant memory They have been by far the best team in the NFL during that stretch in terms of overall winning percentage, playoff appearances, conference championships, and most offensive production; but dynasties are determined by Super Bowl rings, and it has been nearly a decade since the Patriots had one of those. And there is no arguing the fact that the dynasty era of the Patriots is a thing of the past. The article the Nink quote was taken from raises several good points about the difficult decisions that will need to be made this off-season regarding ...
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