Although Tom Brady and the New England Patriots had one of the NFL's most dangerous offenses last year, expectations are even greater this season with the addition of deep threat Brandon Lloyd.
The Tennessee Titans' offense figures to be far less dynamic with Jake Locker starting his first game at quarterback, but their defense is showing signs it's capable of slowing down the defending AFC champions.
Brady looks to lead the high-powered Patriots to their ninth straight season-opening victory Sunday when they visit a Titans team brimming with confidence after an encouraging preseason.
New England, which won its eighth AFC East title in nine years last season with a 13-3 record, is set to play its first meaningful game since falling to the New York Giants 21-17 on a last-minute touchdown in February's Super Bowl. The loss obviously stung at the time, but the team has moved on.
"I honestly don't think about last year much,'' Brady said. "This is a whole different team and we're in...