Week 4: @ Dallas Cowboys
As one of the few teams that Mac Jones has already played going into the third year of his career, playing in Dallas will surely be challenging.
The last time the two teams matched up was a complete shootout, so much so it took almost an entire overtime period for the game to finally end. Although it's possible that could be the case this season as well, the Cowboys look far too improved for the Patriots to keep up. So they'll unfortunately leave Dallas with a loss.
Week 5: vs New Orleans Saints
This matchup will be one of the more exciting games of the season, mainly due to the dramatic facelift the Saints have undergone this offseason.
It may not be a Drew Brees-led team anymore, but they did acquire former Raiders quarterback Derek Carr through a trade earlier this year, ensuring their offense will be better than what has been seen since Brees retired a few seasons ago.
The teams last met in week three of the 2021 season, a game that saw James White go down with a season-ending injury after having an impactful start to the year. As both teams work through a rebuild post-game changing quarterback departures, it certainly makes for a much more difficult game to predict. But since I lean on the optimistic side, especially with the Patriots' defense, I think New England walks away with the win here.