As Pats fans, we're pretty spoiled by how well Belichick and company manage the team through shrewd drafting, targeted free-agent signing, and salary cap management.
Compare that with this opinion piece on the Pat's next opponent, the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals are at least close to being a good team, but, with better drafting, could easily be better. I think that as Pats fans we take for granted how well the Patriots do in the draft and how they end up keeping most of the players that they have drafted. Even though they have a good team and have drafted relatively low, they have made very few mistakes.
Got this link from the Reiss' Pieces blog of the Boston Globe.