In 2002, the Patriots were a Cinderella team. Then they won Super Bowl XXXVI, and a dynasty began

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates with head coach Bill Belichick after their win over the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI in New Orleans on February 3, 2002.

(CNN)The Patriots weren't supposed to be in this Super Bowl -- much less win it.

No, in 2002, at Super Bowl XXXVI, it's probably safe to say no one expected a Patriots dynasty to begin. Not with 24-year-old Tom Brady, a sixth-round draft pick in 2000, s