People have talked of Brady being too old to produce, and that after deflategate he would not be the same player. This year he just went and put his hurts in all those doubters mouths...and they were thankful.
Brady and Brees have a few more great years ahead of them, as long as they stay healthy. Also a big factor is the run games they lean on. Blunt and White/ Ingram Hightower are keys to their longevity.
Well, sadly, a lot of it has to do with the fact people are constantly talking about next year with the Saints, because they're not realistic super bowl contenders year to year. People talk about how the Saints have a limited time to get good while they still have Brees.
The Patriots are constantly talked about in the present because they're always good.