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  1. reamer

    reamer Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Obviously it's extraordinarily difficult to win them all, but I always have the mentality that I expect to win. So every year I predict 19-o, because I do think each individual matchup will be in the Patriots favor. Of course that's not realistic over the course of a season, but I'll never stop the 19-0 talk, even if the team is really bad some day. I'll still think of each new season as a chance to win every game.

    Why play, otherwise? Even the Browns should expect to win each game.
     

  2. dannydyn

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    How do you guys predict next year's wins-losses without even knowing what the teams will look like after the draft and FA?!?!? On top of that, predicting power ranking and strength of opponents based on current year is a waste of time, as a lot of teams trend in opposite directions from one year to the next.
     
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    Steve:Section 102 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Just based on emotion right now. I'll look at it after the draft and FA and re-think.
     
  4. Mr.Bandwagon

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    I'm already thinking who we play SUPERBOWL next season:rolleyes:
     
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  5. Pat the Pats Fan

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    wow, 8 playoff teams on schedule. three ex Pats coaches with their new team/s and 1 ex Pat player coaching his team...going to be interesting. I think 11-5.
     
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    This schedule looks easier than 2017 to me.

    @ Pittsburgh is the only game that jumps off as "oh, that's a toughie"

    Titans
    Bills
    Chiefs
    Vikings

    I can easily see all of these teams missing the playoffs next year.
     
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    Gonna need a good replacement for butler when he leaves. Can Jonathan jones be that guy? Cyrus Jones? I am not sold on those guys yet.
     
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    The last time they had fewer than 12 wins was in 2009. So, without having more info, I think 12-4 is a pretty good starting point. From there, you adjust according to your perception of the schedule. I think it's too early to get into this with any degree of seriousness, but having Green Bay (Rodgers), Houston (defense and Watson), Minnesota and K.C. at home, and having a team who's head they are living in (Pittsburgh) as another top opponent eases the sting of having to play so many high end, or at least dangerous, teams, IMO. At Detroit, Tennessee, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Jacksonville shouldn't be too troubling a non-divisional road schedule. Throw in a Colts team that's reeling right now, will be bringing the recovering Luck along, and has a whole lot of needs, along with divisional teams that will all likely be dealing with new or recovering QBS, and I'm inclined to look at a repeat of 13-3 as a pretty good prediction as of now.
     
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    KC,Minny,Pitt and GB are potential losses or at least tough games - Add 1 or even maybe 2 losses in the East and it looks like a 10-6 or 11-5 record unless things get better......or worse in the offseason

    With only 19M in cap space retaining our RBs and providing some room for draft picks is gonna be a challenge

    Forget free agency big names unless cap space opens but that might be at the loss of a star player like Gronk (who I doubt retires)
     
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    Not worry about the Chiefs anymore.... at Gillette they are nothing special, and now that McMahon is at the reigns instead of Smith, we will eat them alive.
     
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    That’s a tough schedule. Denver will sign a veteran QB, likely Cousins. Houston will have Watkins back. Aaron Rogers and the Vikings at home. Then 4 road games vs playoff teams plus a competitive Lions team.

    Division always plays us tough, especially at their stadiums. Only easy game is Bears and they could end up being much improved.

    I can see us in a dog fight to make playoffs at 10-6 or hopefully 11-5. I’d be shocked if the 12+ win season streak continues vs that slate.

    If we’re going to win SB, 2018 might be the year we get our first “4” Games to Glory DVD. );p
     
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    14-2
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    I thought you were done with the board till christmas OP? That didn't last long...
     
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    Another BRUTAL schedule. 10-6 at best...
     
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    They havent had less than 12 wins since 2009....
     
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    No defense! Let's draft all defense and the team might get better.
     
  17. Deus Irae

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    They won 13 games with "No defense!" this year. This year's schedule included games against

    Saints
    Falcons
    Steelers
    Rams
    Chiefs
    Chargers
     
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    17-2.. Brady and Josh carry them to title this time..
     
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    History shows that many teams change significantly from one year to the next. Playoff teams one year end up 8-8 the next. 6-10 teams end up 10-6 the next year, etc. No reliable way to tell.
     
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    Hard to say. There's so many holes to fill on defense. For a coach that is supposed to be a defensive genius, he hasn't fielded a good defense in over a decade now. It'll be interesting to see what this roster looks like come August.

    Health is another obvious factor. If we don't lose any key players on defense, then I'll feel a bit more optimistic about the playoffs, but they lack so much talent that the loss of Hightower alone did this defense in. Healthy, I think they at least compete in the playoffs. Additions will determine how much they compete.
     

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