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New England Patriots: Bold Predictions For Second Half Of The Season

Chandler Jones

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Since the bye week is upon the New England Patriots, what better way to spend that time than trying to come up with some key bold predictions for the rest of the team’s season? Bold predictions are not an exact science, but sometimes these are interesting to see what individuals think of a team going forward.

Without further ado, here are some of the boldest predictions you will find about the rest of the Patriot’s season:

Tom Brady will return to form for the team’s last seven games, throwing 20 touchdowns and only four interceptions. That is rather gutsy on my behalf, but the game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers was an indication of where Brady is taking this offense. Meanwhile, Chandler Jones will finish with 16 sacks, garnishing some consideration for Defensive Player of the Year. He has already racked up 8.5 sacks already, so it is not out of the question that he could reach that total. All he would have to do is average a little bit less than a sack per game.

Aaron Dobson will provide the deep threat that the Patriots have been lacking for the last few seasons, racking up five 100-receiving yard performances the rest of the way. It took some time, but he is clicking with Brady. He has taken over the starting X receiver position from Kenbrell Thompkins and has not looked back.

Aqib Talib will return in a big way, coming up with five more interceptions the rest of the season, taking two back for touchdowns. Talib was playing like the best cornerback in the NFL before getting injured. When he returns, and it will be soon, he will return to form. This will help the Patriots end up at 12-4, winning the AFC East and taking the no. 2 seed and having a bye week in the playoffs.

The Patriots don’t have much standing in there way besides the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos. The Patriots will lose to Denver, while I think the Panthers are on fire, handing the Patriots a close defeat.

Should things go their way, however, New England will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl, defeating the Detroit Lions by a score of 34-27. The boldest part about this is having Detroit in the Super Bowl, but the Lions are one of those teams capable of making a run. Brady and Bill Belichick finally get there fourth ring, after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs and Broncos in the playoffs.

Calvin Johnson will spurn the New England defense with over 165 yards receiving, but Brady and Rob Gronkowski will steal the show, connecting for three touchdowns.