Revising history for Patriots, Dolphins

The NFL Network produced a "Back to the Future" segment in which host Rich Eisen and analysts Warren Sapp and Jamie Dukes wondered how one reversed event from way back would've altered the course of history.

The first two scenarios referred to AFC East teams.

What if the New England Patriots didn't benefit from the tuck rule against the Oakland Raiders in the 2001 playoffs?

Facts or possibilities to consider:

  • Patriots don't win their first Super Bowl.

  • Patriots don't win any Super Bowls.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers go to Super Bowl XXXVI.

  • Jon Gruden takes Oakland to the Super Bowl.

  • Gruden stays in Oakland, doesn't go to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

  • Buccaneers don't win Super Bowl XXXVII.

  • St. Louis Rams win two Super Bowls in three years.

What if the Miami Dolphins signed Drew Brees in 2006?

Facts or possibilities to consider:

  • Dolphins don't sign Daunte Culpepper.

  • Nick Saban stays and doesn't go to Alabama.

  • Owner Wayne Huizenga doesn't hire Bill Parcells to run football operations.

  • Dolphins don't draft Ted Ginn

  • Dolphins don't draft Chad Henne.

  • New Orleans Saints don't win Super Bowl XLIV.