Found March 10, 2013 on Football Nation:
2012 Season Summary: The New England Patriots enjoyed a relatively successful campaign despite losing in the AFC Championship game to the ultimate Super Bowl-winning Baltimore Ravens. The offense led the league in scoring and proved, in part, why Tom Brady is the best of the best. Despite fighting through various injuries throughout the year, Brady excelled and the running game found its footing.The defense was a different animal altogether, looking every bit the weak link of an otherwise championship-caliber team. The front line and linebacking corps looked good at times, while the secondary enjoyed a slight boost in performance with the mid-season addition of Aqib Talib. But down-field coverage was their Achilles heel, and can be squarely blamed for their failure. Josh McDaniels could have opened up the playbook a little wider, to be sure, but he did have a bit of a revolving door at every position except quarterback. 2012 record: A division dominating 12-4 record made them, once ...
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