It's that time of year again, where I take a look at the upcoming slate of 16 games for the Patriots and make a game-by-game prediction. I've done this exercise the past two seasons, predicting an 11-5 record for the team in 2010 (actual outcome 14-2) and a 15-1 record in 2011 (actual outcome 13-3). Overall, I've been relatively close, but I'm not sure that actually means that I was any good a predicting, considering the Patriots' record has largely been between 10-6 and 16-0 for the past decade. As long as you stay in that range, and skew towards the middle, you're almost bound to be near the target.
But at any rate, this is more of a fun exercise and a look ahead at what's to come, then a measure of my football accumen, so let's get to it!
Week 1: @ Tennessee Titans
The Patriots have been astoundingly good in season openers, winning all but one of their previous ten (2003 to Buffalo). Given the fact that the Titans will be trotting out Jake Locker, who wil...