Morris says Titans remind him of 1972 Dolphins

Updated: November 17, 2008, 2:32 PM ET
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Mercury Morris was a vocal critic of the New England Patriots when they were on their quest for perfection last year. But the unofficial spokesman for the 1972 Dolphins -- the NFL's last unbeaten team -- said he's a fan of the Tennessee Titans, the last undefeated team of 2008.

"If the Titans show up [in the Super Bowl with a perfect record], they would be exactly like we were. Nobody believed after the 10th game, the 12th game, the 16th game," Morris said on ESPN's First Take on Monday.

The 1972 Dolphins, who went 14-0 and then won three playoff games, are the last team to go undefeated. Morris rushed for 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns that season.

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The Titans improved to 10-0 Sunday with a 24-14 victory at Jacksonville. New England finished the regular season 16-0 in 2007 but lost in the Super Bowl against the New York Giants, failing to finish undefeated.

"The Patriots, you people were crowning them after the second game and the season was a formality. I kept trying to tell you," Morris said on First Take.

The Titans' next game Sunday is against the AFC East-leading New York Jets. After games against the Lions, Browns and Texans, Tennessee finishes with two tough tests: hosting the AFC North-leading Steelers and facing their AFC South rival Colts in the final week.