Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 4/20/13

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on in the first half against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
"Any given Sunday" means that when two teams play (regardless of the day), either team has just as much chance of putting together the winning formula for that particular game. Although we can play the percentages, as many of us do in fantasy leagues around the world, there is virtual uncertainty in the end.This year, the New England Patriots have their work cut out for them. Based on last year's records, their schedule is tougher than 2012, though I put little faith in that criteria alone. But I will try to use all factors to analyze how the Patriots will fare from this distant perspective on the 2013 season. Feel free to comment on any picks you may see differently.Sept. 8 at Buffalo Bills, 1 PMWeek 1 will be a tough one because it is a division rival that is on the rise. Whether the Bills draft a quarterback or not, it is unlikely they will keep up with any Brady-led offense or a stronger defense. Patriots win going away: 34-16.Sept. 12 New York Jets, 8:25 PMWeek 2 is the home op...
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