The Patriots must think 16-0 is a perfect season. I bet Mercury Morris is laughing his azz off about this: http://deadspin.com/5038092/new-england-patriots-get-their-perfect-season-afc-championship-rings The pats are going to hang up a 16-0 banner next to super bowl banners here is the full story from the globe including talking about making the regluar season longer An imperfect solution There was the journey toward a 16-0 regular season and the AFC championship, then the bitter ending of a crushing defeat in Super Bowl XLII. When top Patriots officials gathered this off season, they pondered the best way to celebrate a season that had such exhilarating highs and one crushing low. In the end, after declaring the season the fourth-greatest achievement in team history, they elected to have a private ceremony to commemorate it last Monday at Gillette Stadium. Owner Robert Kraft and team president Jonathan Kraft presented the players with rings. On one side of the ring, it reads "16-0 -- perfect season." On the other, it reads "18-1, AFC Championship." here is the part of the story i mainly talking about. In addition, a banner was made to commemorate the season, and it was unveiled at the ceremony, with Kraft pulling a rope as it came down from the ceiling. It will be displayed at Gillette Stadium, next to the team's Super Bowl banners. "I think there were two things going on from last year - and one was that it was an extraordinary year that I don't think we got to savor and enjoy," Kraft said. "We accomplished something special as a team and organization last year, under tremendous scrutiny, more scrutiny than any team has ever been under.