2014 Offense: 29.3 PTS/G (4th)
2014 Defense: 19.6 PTS/G (8th)
Key Additions: Travaris Cadet (RB), Scott Chandler (TE), Bradley Fletcher (CB), Robert McClain (CB)
Key Losses: Darrelle Revis (CB), Brandon Browner (CB), Akeem Ayers (OLB), Vince Wilfork (DT), Shane Vereen (RB), Stevan Ridley (RB)
Top Three Draft Picks: Malcolm Brown (DT), Jordan Richards (S), Geneo Grissom (DE)
The Patriots were the most talked about team during the offseason and it had nothing to do with them being defending champs. If you didn’t hear, Tom Brady got suspended. And then he wasn’t. That means the offense will again be among the best. They lost a key part of their offense in Shane Vereen but Travaris Cadet will be able to replace most of his production.
Defensively this team might have problems. They lost a couple of solid players in Browner and Ayers but the big loss is Darrelle Revis. Revis made this team different from all the other Patriot teams from the last ten years. He’s a truly elite player and the Patriots cannot replace him.
The Patriots always win ten games and they’ll win ten games again. That might be it though for the Super Bowl champions. They’re just not as good this year.