According to our Preseason Power Rankings, the Patriots start the year in the same place they finished the last one.
That would be second, for those of you who can’t remember back to that February night in Indianapolis. After a busy offseason centered on revitalizing the defense, the Patriots still look like the class of the AFC and there’s plenty of reason to think that the road to New Orleans won’t go through New England this season.
You might disagree with our preview, however, and think that we’ve put the Patriots too high on the list. If that’s the case, let us know in the poll below. Or let us know that we got it right since we’re interested in hearing every voice as we wind down the space-filling portion of the offseason and get ready for the return of actual football.