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Ahh, Patriots: We hardly knew ye

They might've lost more than a game on Sunday. They might've lost their dominance

Originally Published: January 17, 2011
By Mark Kreidler | Special to ESPN.com

It almost feels as if it flashed past, the Patriots' dynasty. These things go by so quickly -- one reason why the word is often so comically misapplied in sports situations. Doesn't a dynasty last longer than this?

There's no joy in the discovery, really. There is a sort of shock to the system. The Pats were beaten by the Jets on their home field in Foxborough, Mass., on Sunday night -- genuinely beaten, absolutely, no doubt about that -- and thus sent with a sudden jolt into their ...

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