O.K. Time to move on...... Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, New England Patriots among early favorites to reach Super Bowl XLVII | masslive.com You miss NFL football already? You wish that a new season began next weekend? Understood. So here are five very early threats to reach Super Bowl XLVII next year in New Orleans. Meanwhile, let the Giants bask in their championship. They earned it. 3. New England Patriots From Bill Belichick to Tom Brady to all the Patriots, it was hard to describe how disappointed they were after losing Sundayâ€™s game. But neither Belichick nor Brady said anything about retiring. As long as they are around, the Patriots will be around, as Super Bowl contenders.