By Gethin Coolbaugh, Associated Press
FOXBOROUGH, MASS. (AP) -- The New England Patriots have set a benchmark for divisional dominance in the NFL for nearly two decades.
Their mastery of the AFC East with coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady leading the way -- 10 straight titles and 16 in 19 seasons since 2000 -- has proven to be somewhat of a double-edged sword for its division opponents.
It's the curse that haunts them and the engine that drives them.