Comments on the New England Patriots by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (2)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 2) - After all, Patriots are defending AFC champs.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 4) - Can never be overlooked. However, offensive line issues may mess up Super Bowl plans, along with Brady's hair.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 2) - Belichick-led team immune to Super Bowl loss hangover.
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 2) - Pats still best team in AFC East, in fact, not even close!
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 2) - Defending AFC champs have NFL's easiest schedule, meaning Tom Brady ought to be carving up opposition with great regularity.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 3) - Have Patriots improved AFC's worst defense? Another Lombardi Trophy hangs in the balance.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 3) - Better, deeper than team that went to Super Bowl last year.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 1) - As long as Belichick and Brady are around, 12 wi...