With Tom Brady and Bill Belichick leading the way, the New England Patriots already have five Super Bowl wins. Now, the defending Super Bowl champions are in a prime position to add a sixth title in just 17 NFL seasons. Most teams don’t even have one title during that time span, showing that this is a true dynasty that fans are getting to witness.

What do the Patriots have left to play for?

Anchored by what could be another MVP season for quarterback Tom Brady, the New England Patriots can clinch the top seed in the AFC Playoffs on Sunday (Dec. 31).

He has already won two MVP awards, been named to the Pro Bowl 13 times, and also has a career record of 195-55. All these numbers rank Brady among the best quarterbacks to ever play the game and it should eventually lead to a first-ballot induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.

With all the personal accolades and team success that The Patriots have found over the past 17 years, it still hasn’t dulled their quest for a sixth Super Bowl title. A report by NFL analyst Mark Maske at the Washington Post stated that it has become a routine for the Patriots to win football games. Even losing a Week 1 game to the Kansas City Chiefs hasn’t slowed down the team, as they have now won 12 of their last 14 games.

On Sunday, they can improve to 13-3 with a win over the New York Jets. Beating the Pittsburgh Steelers has also given them an important head-to-head tiebreaker that could lead to the No. 1 seed.

Best dynasty in NFL history?

No NFL quarterback has ever won six Super Bowls. In fact, no NFL player has done it. Mean Joe Greene of the Pittsburgh Steelers won four as a player and then two as an assistant coach, but that comes with an asterisk attached to it.

As for overall Super Bowl rings, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has won seven, as he gained two as the defensive coordinator of the New York Giants. He is currently tied with Neal Dahlen, who won five with the San Francisco 49ers and two with the Denver Broncos as a front office employee, for the most rings.

This New England Patriots dynasty already has its place in NFL history, ranking among the most elite teams that the game has ever seen.

If Brady, Belichick, and the Patriots were to win a sixth Super Bowl in just 17 years, the argument that this is the best dynasty in NFL history becomes even easier for fans to make. In an era where it is supposed to be more difficult to remain at the top of a professional sport, the Patriots have indeed made winning football games a routine affair.