Curious to hear how big you think the drop will be from 2012 to 2013, with all the turnover and uncertainty on offense. To put things in perspective, it's unrealistic to believe any franchise can continually put up top-10 all-time seasons on either offense or defense. It's pretty amazing that the Patriots have now had at least three seasons (2007, 2010, 2012) that have put them in the running for best offense ever (in 2010, it was more about efficiency.) 2012- 557 2011- 515 2010- 518 2009- 427 2008- 410 2007- 589 2006- 385 2005- 379 2004- 437 2003- 348 2002- 381 2001- 371 A couple of things: it's amazing that the Patriots actually scored more points in 2006 than 2005, as they lost Branch and were left with virtually nothing on offense besides Brady. Chad Jackson, the great hope much like Dobson/Boyce this year, never panned out either. It's also incredible to think that last year's teams scored only 2 ppg less than the 2007 team, although we think of the '07 team as much more dominant on offense, and last year's team was missing either Gronk or Hernandez nearly the entire year. You have to wonder if with a healthy 2 TEs they might have actually broken the offensive record set five years earlier. Anyway, my prediction for next year is 450 points, but I think the Patriots will struggle badly against good defenses. With Brady, they will always be capable of hanging 40 on the dregs of the league, but I think it will be like 2009 where the overall output was okay, but it was frustrating to watch them look inept half the time. What's your take?