The unbeaten New England Patriots have a chance to eclipse the
'72 Dolphins, who went 17-0 for the only perfect season in NFL
history. Former Miami coach Don Shula caused a stir last month when
he said the Patriots' success is diminished by their spying scandal
that prompted punishment from the league in September.
He declined to elaborate today.
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