Danny1616 wrote:Patriots have a better record against other divisions over Brady's career.
Also the Jets were pretty damn good in the 2000s, especially between 2009-2012.
The AFC had some of the best teams in the league in the 2000s including the Steelers (won two Super Bowls), the Colts, the Chargers (with Rivers and LD), the Ravens (with Ray Lewis).
In the 2010s, Brady still had to go through the Broncos with Manning, the Chiefs with Mahomes, the Ravens with Ray Lewis, the Steelers with Big Ben...
Exactly, the AFC has been much more stacked than the NFC was all these years. The people that argue "the Patriots had no competition" are clearly wrong. The AFC was very tough during this Patriots dynasty. They probably would have won 9 Super Bowls already in the same era, if they were in the NFC. So that whole argument is just another hater talking point.
Ravens (multiple conference title games and a Super Bowl win)
P. Manning Colts (multiple conference title games, 2 Super Bowl appearances and a Super Bowl win)
P. Manning Broncos (multiple conference title games, 2 Super Bowl Appearances and a Super Bowl win)
Steelers (multiple conference title games, 3 Super Bowl appearances, 2 Super Bowl wins)
Chargers (7 times in the playoffs and a conference title game appearance)
Jets (multiple conference title games)
Chiefs (with Mahomes)
Just from the Ravens, Steelers, and P. Manning led teams (Colts and Broncos), you have 8 Super Bowl appearances and 5 Super Bowl championships, during the Patriots run. The argument they had "no competition" might actually be the most over the top of all the hater arguments.