Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are trying to accomplish something no NFL team has done since the 1972 Miami Dolphins.

No, not an undefeated season. They gave that a run already.

Now, 11 years after falling one win short of matching Miami’s perfect record, New England is attempting to become the first squad since those famed Dolphins to follow a loss in the Super Bowl with a championship the very next year.

Not quite as glamorous. But in some respects, every bit as difficult.

Bill Belichick’s Patriots can turn the trick with a win Sunday over the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta.

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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 file photo, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick walks off the field after the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
FILE – In this Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 file photo, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick walks off the field after the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

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