New England Patriots 2016 Season Prediction

Jan 27, 2016; Canton, OH, USA; General view of Super Bowl XXXVIII championship ring to commemorate the New England Patriots victory over the Carolina Panthers on February 1, 2004 on display at the at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY NETWORK
Jan 27, 2016; Canton, OH, USA; General view of Super Bowl XXXVIII championship ring to commemorate the New England Patriots victory over the Carolina Panthers on February 1, 2004 on display at the at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY NETWORK /
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2016 Season Analysis Review

Jan 16, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) talks with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Divisional round playoff game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 16, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) talks with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Divisional round playoff game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports /

Here is a quick review of what the results are from the games this season:

Week 1: New England Patriots 17 – 28 Arizona Cardinals

Week 2: Miami Dolphins 17 -23 New England Patriots

Week 3: Houston Texans 16 – 20 New England Patriots 

Week 4: Buffalo Bills 20 – 13 New England Patriots

Week 5: New England Patriots 23 – 10 Cleveland Browns

Week 6: Cincinnati Bengals 21 – 33 New England Patriots 

Week 7: New England Patriots 35 – 31 Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 8: New England Patriots 30 – 17 Buffalo Bills

Week 9: BYE

Week 10: Seattle Seahawks 23 – 27 New England Patriots 

Week 11: New England Patriots 30 – 10 San Fransisco 49ers

Week 12: New England Patriots 30 – 26 New York Jets (OT)

Week 13: Los Angeles Rams 13 – 33 New England Patriots 

Week 14: Baltimore Ravens 17 – 31 New England Patriots 

Week 15: New England Patriots 21 – 24 Denver Broncos

Week 16: New York Jets 20 – 28 New England Patriots 

Week 17: New England Patriots 14 – 21 Miami Dolphins

Here’s a projection of the AFC Playoff Seeding:

  1. New England Patriots (12-4)
  2. Pittsburgh Steelers* (12-4)
  3. Kansas City Chiefs (11-5)
  4. Houston Texans (10-6)
  5. Cincinnati Bengals (11-5)
  6. Denver Broncos* (11-5)

*The Steelers are the 2nd seed because they lost to the Patriots in Week 7. However, if Steelers beat the Patriots, then it would be in reverse order. This could also force the Patriots to have to play their starters during Week 17 to secure the #1 seed, depending on how important they view home-field.

*The Broncos are in the final seed thanks to their defense. It’s that good.

Final Thought:

Again, these are all projections based what it looks like on paper. In football, the one golden rule that every football team must abide by is: “It’s any given Sunday“.

For all we know, the Patriots could go 7-9 even with Brady back. They could also go 3-1 or 4-0 in the first 4 games of the season, but the likelihood of that happening is quite slim.

Regardless of the turnout of the regular season, there are plenty of games to look forward to and enjoy. It does hurt to not have Brady for the beginning of the season, but who knows how the season will end.

must read: What If Jimmy Garoppolo Pulls A Tom Brady?

Go Pats.