MIAMI (AP) -Mercury Morris played online football Saturday night, calling plays for the New England Patriots and New York Giants while trying not to think about the stakes.
``I was so busy monitoring my game plan, I didn't have that emotional involvement,'' said Morris, a 1,000-yard rusher for the 1972 Miami Dolphins.
Morris placed 240th out of 1,013 contestants - not bad, but not as good as the still-perfect Patriots. They rallied to beat the Giants 38-35, completing the first unbeaten regular season since the 1972 Dolphins.
Those Dolphins achieved the NFL's only perfect season by finishing 17-0. Some 35 years later, the Patriots need three postseason wins for 19-0.
``I have to embrace the fact there's a possibility we may have company,'' Morris said. ``But it doesn't change anything about who we are. We'll always have the pole, and they'll have the outside pole.''
The perfect-season Dolphins are perceived by some as being jealously protective of their unique achievement. Many of them have acknowledged they're rooting against the Patriots, but they saluted New England for a 16-0 regular season.
``Going undefeated during the regular season is a remarkable achievement,'' coach Don Shula said in a statement released by the Dolphins. ``I know firsthand how difficult it is to win every game, and just as we did in 1972, the Patriots have done a great job concentrating on each week's opponent and not letting any other distractions interrupt that focus.''

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