5 Bold Predictions for the AFC East for the rest of the 2023 season

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We're over halfway through the 2023 season, and the AFC East isn't exactly pulling up trees so far, but what does the future hold?

The Patriots end the season with the first pick in the 2024 Draft

They have thrown 11 interceptions and just ten touchdown passes. Usually, when that happens, a team compensates with the run game, but the 2023 Patriots have scored five rushing touchdowns and lost five fumbles. They have a –-7 turnover differential overall; only the Raiders and Bears (the Patriots' main competition for the worst team in football) have worse ratios.  

As if that wasn’t bad enough, they conceded 64 penalties, the sixth-highest number in the league. Whether Belichick still has a job in New England in 2024 remains to be seen, but this is an epic tank job from a legendary head coach and his misfit coaching staff.