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February 16, 2005

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Tom Brady Cover - Sports Illustrated February 16, 2005

February 16, 2005 | E.M. SWIFT
With three ticker-tape parades in 12 months, the City of Heartbreaking Losses has been suddenly transformed into Trophytown

February 16, 2005 | PETER KING
The son of a Naval Academy coach, Bill Belichick grew up in the game: listening to Joe Bellino, catching balls thrown by Roger Staubach and waiting for a sideline to call his own

February 16, 2005 | BY JOSH ELLIOTT
Linebacker Tedy Bruschi, the picture-perfect Patriot, is admired by teammates and fans alike for his toughness, loyalty and hard-nosed style

February 16, 2005 | COMPILED BY MARK BEECH
It was a return to old glory for the Patriots, who sewed up a record string of victories on the way to a 14--2 finish and a playoff berth

February 16, 2005 | COMPILED BY MARK BEECH
DYNASTY, ACCORDING TO WEBSTER'S, SECOND edition, is "the continued lordship of a race of rulers." High and mighty terms. The Packers of the 1960s, the Steelers of the '70s--now those were...

February 16, 2005 | COMPILED BY MARK BEECH
THE COACH WHO STRODE TO THE FRONT OF the meeting room the day after the New England Patriots' Oct. 3 road win over the Buffalo Bills didn't look happy. Bill Belichick seldom does. But you'd figure...

February 16, 2005 | COMPILED BY MARK BEECH
IN A GAME ONLY A MUDDER COULD LOVE, LEAVE IT to Corey Dillon to be the workhorse the Patriots needed on a down-and-dirty afternoon in rainy New England. It was this kind of day New England had in...

February 16, 2005
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February 16, 2005
The Patriots faced down the Colts, Steelers and Eagles en route to joining the pantheon of the NFL's great teams

February 16, 2005 | MICHAEL SILVER
Much-touted Peyton Manning and the Colts were punished by the Pats for the second straight year

February 16, 2005 | BY MICHAEL SILVER
Tom Brady shook off the flu and led the Patriots to a resounding win in the Steel City

February 16, 2005 | MICHAEL SILVER
With another gritty show of teamwork, the Patriots downed the Eagles by a familiar margin to claim their third Super Bowl title

February 16, 2005 | PETER KING
A modern-day Lombardi and old-school values have made the Pats the team of the 21st century

February 16, 2005
Super Bowl Commemorative

February 16, 2005 | PETER KING
Three championships in four seasons may not be quite enough to make everyone jump on the dynasty bandwagon--but it's a helluva start