Last year: Won their sixth NFL title since 2001 season, beating Rams 13-3 in lowest-scoring Super Bowl. Started season 1-2, with receiver Julian Edelman serving four-game PED suspension. Receiver Josh Gordon abruptly left team. But won next six, and eight of next nine games to claim 10th straight AFC East title. Beat Chargers and Chiefs in playoffs.
Expectations: If Patriots don't win 12 games, AFC East and seventh Super Bowl, it...