Well if Brady goes down with a serious injury then we are f*****, but that's because he is the best in the biz. The Colts are the same with Peyton.
As far as our defense, I was a little worried during the preseason but again, it's preseason. Our front guys should be fine, our pass coverage may turn out to be suspect but of all the coaches who can pull off a smoke-and-mirrors show, BB is one of the best ones to have.
The schedule is a blessing, a 12-4 or even 11-5 campaign should be good enough to win the division....and remember we aren't the only ones in the AFC with question marks. SD has Merriman, Gates and LT who could end up with serious injuries, Colts have Peyton, Harrison and Saturday, Steelers have seemed to decline a bit (not to mention that division will be a bloodbath), Jaguars are up and coming but may not be ready to hang with the big boys. Last year was also uncharacteristic in another way: Pats usually started off a bit slow and picked up steam as the season went on, last year we started strong and started losing it in the end.
I still think we have the best chance of all the teams, and that doesn't mean a guaranteed win. IMO it's like we can have a 20% chance, Chargers have 15% chance, Colts have 10% chance, Cowboys have 15% chance, Vikings have a 10%...the numbers don't have to be exact but you catch my drift? A bunch of teams have a chance to win and I think we have a better shot than most if not all of the teams.
Thanks to deluxe_247 for sig, he is welcome to sail with the Captain too!
I will win all of the fantasy cafe games.....next year