Found October 03, 2012 on Football Nation:
In the NFL, an perfect record is the ultimate achievement.  Only the Dolphins pulled it off, and they haven't had a winning record since the 2006 season.  Every year, the surviving members of the 1972 Miami Dolphins celebrate with champagne after the last undefeated team takes its first loss.During the 2007 season, they had to hold their breath until the very last game.  After the Patriots lost, their owner wondered aloud if it was possible to trademark "18-1."It's also common for fans and analysts to track the undefeated teams and see which one lasts the longest, but noone ever really expects a team to go 16-0 in the regular season, let alone make it all the way through to 19-0 (and Super Bowl champs).This could be the year we see that change.Of the three undefeated teams remaining, the Arizona Cardinal are the least likely to reach the season undefeated.  They play in the NFC West, which sent a 7-9 team to the playoffs two years ago but has improved dramatically ...
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