Pursuit Of Perfection: Pats chasing the '72 Dolphins
The Dolphins completed a perfect season in 1972. The Patriots appear poised to do the same in 2007.
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The Perfect Seasons
The Miami Dolphins won each of their 17 games (including playoffs) in 1972, becoming the only team in the modern era to go undefeated in a season. Although other teams have come close, no one has matched the Dolphins' record. But the Patriots, 15-0 after defeating this year's Dolphins on Sunday, are closing in. Here's the breakdown ...
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PURSUIT OF PERFECTION
With one more win, Bill Belichick, left, and his Patriots will match Don Shula's 1972 Dolphins, who finished the regular season undefeated. Compare the teams.
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