Revisiting 2014 New England Patriots Bold Predictions

5 of 5

Feb 1, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) makes a catch in Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

4. And A Top Five Offense

Accuracy: Spot on.

Don’t give me that yards crap, the NFL is about points, and once again, the Patriots were one of the top teams in the league in lighting up the scoreboard. They finished fourth in points scored, and that was only because they sat the starters in week 17 and only managed nine. If it weren’t for that, they probably would have been first.

Although I will say, as great as this prediction was, singling out Aaron Dobson probably wasn’t the best idea:

"The combination of Danny Amendola and Julian Edeman in the middle will once again give defenses a lot of trouble, and hopefully, if all goes well, second year man Aaron Dobson will become that deep vertical threat that has been missing for so long. Of course, they have a deep, talented running back group as well, led by Stevan Ridley, and Shane Vereen, who is virtually uncoverable in the passing game."

Oh well. I’m still going to take credit for nailing the prediction, because this offense was unstoppable at certain points, but particularly in the final game of the year, against those vaunted Seahawks.

Two out of four? Not bad.