This year the Cincinnati Bengals are undefeated and getting an awful lot of accolades. Let me roll you back to last season when the same Bengals started off the season 3-0 and were considered the team to beat and the Patriots got their butts handed to them by Kansas City. Well, we all remember that Belichick saying of "we're on to Cincinnati". The Patriots throttled the Bengals by a score of 41-17 and the Bengals tied Carolina and lost to Indianapolis before notching their next win. The ended up finishing the season with a 10-5-1 record. Here are some more recent examples:
- Last year in the playoffs the Patriots squeaked by Baltimore on their way to the Superbowl. This season the Ravens lost their first 3 games and are currently 2-6.
- Indy was also taken down by the Patriots in the playoffs. They started the 2015 season at 0-2 and are currently 3-4.
- Seattle had their repeat dreams crushed by Malcolm Butler and then started the season 0-2. They are now 4-4.