With seven AFC Championships and five Super Bowl wins since 2001, Patriots fans can all agree the franchise is worthy of dynasty status.
Through this amazing run in the Belichick-Brady era there have been many great Patriots teams. The squad that won the franchise's first Super Bowl upsetting the Rams, the team with Malcom Butler thwarting the Seahawks, and the group that came back from a 28-3 deficit against the Falcons just last season.
Now it's time to decide the best of the best, which is why we've initiated the NBC Boston "Greatest Patriots Team of All-Time Tournament."
See the brackets and descriptions below, and vote in each round. We'll determine the winner on October 20, just before the Falcons-Patriots rematch on NBC Sunday Night Football.