Early 2014 NFL Season Predictions: New England Finishes 12-4

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Dec 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver

Cordarrelle Patterson

(84) smiles following the game against the Detroit Lions at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Lions 14-13. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Week 2- at Minnesota, 1 p.m.

Win (27-14)

Containing Adrian Peterson will be key, and I doubt he will be held under 100 yards. But Bill Belichick will force Minnesota to ultimately win this game through the air, and I don’t think whoever is quarterbacking the Vikings will be able to beat Darrelle Revis, and that talented New England secondary.