In the AFc it's Denver, Houston, and then everyone else? Im sorry, i just cant get down with that
The Pats are still 1 or 1a in the AFC.
NE defense has improved. They were top 10 in points allowed and run defense last year (i believe). Their only problem is their passing defense; a problem they have possibly fixed with a healthy Talib and the addition of Adrian Wilson. Dennard is obviously a special player as well; which is why BB put his neck out there for him. Led the league in turnovers. Upcoming stud in Chandler Jones who should have double digit sacks this year. The defense is legit.
A pretty dirty backfield with Ridley and Vereen . They will be a problem.
And why are people acting like Gronk is dead? By all accounts dude will be back by week 4 or 5 having made a 100% recovery. At that point he will continue dominating defenses.
Hernandez is a blow but the Pats were great before him and will be great after him. He can be replaced.
Danny Amendola is a good player. If he stays healthy he will have an awesome year.
Im not saying this Pats team is a lock for the Super Bowl but the thought of them falling so hard that Miami wins the division , or that their not a top choice to make the CCG is laughable. The Pats will stil win 11-12 games . I got the Phins winning 7
Their first five games are Cleveland, Indy, Atl, Balt and NO. 1-4, 2-3 at best IMO.
Just gotta wait and see i suppose. NE >>>>>> Hou though thats for sure.