They didnt go undefeated.
The Pats are still going to win the super bowl, but theyve already made history as the greatest team. No matter what happens now, 20 years from now theyll still be talking about the 2007-2008 Pats.
It's still relevant. While it's not a perfect analogy, it sheds some light on the situation.
If they had won the Super Bowl, they would be considered one of the best teams of all-time. Don't you remember the hoopla?
Well...how often do you hear about them? Hardly ever (except for maybe diehard Steelers fans)
Now, we will hear about the Pats more because they went through the regular season undefeated, but not as much as one would like to think. But they will not be on the list of greatest teams for 95% of the population. You can count on that, mi amigo.