The Patriots are 27-5 in their last two seasons (postseason excluded), tallied double-digit victories in each of the last nine seasons and haven’t finished a campaign sub-.500 since the turn of the millennium.
But what does this season have in store for the Pats? Our own Chris Simoneau gave an in-depth update of the team last week.
They are predicted to finish atop the AFC this season, more Sportsbook reviews information available here. But how many wins will they need to do that? The over/under is 12 and their schedule reads: (1) at Tennessee, (2) Arizona, (3) at Baltimore, (4) at Buffalo, (5) Denver, (6) at Seattle, (7) NY Jets, (8) at St. Louis (in London), (9) bye, (10) Buffalo, (11) Indianapolis, (12) at NY Jets, (13) at Miami, (14) Houston, (15) San Francisco, (16) Jacksonville, (17) Miami.
Last year, New England dropped a Week 3 contest to the Bills, then back-to-back games in Weeks 9 and 10 to the Steelers and Giants. Of those teams, only Pittsburgh should present a challenge in 2012, though the Titans, Ravens, Broncos, Jets, Texans and 49ers also have the potential to take down NE.
So Pats’ nation, how many games will your team win this season?