2009 New England Patriots: What Can We Really Expect?

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Published: September 22, 2009

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... the lack of consistency and results coming from the New England Patriots.

After an entire offseason where the press proclaimed the Patriots as one of the top three teams in the league and many pundits envisioned the Patriots representing the AFC in the Super Bowl, expectations for the 2009 season were high—very high.

However, two weeks into the season, the Patriots are 1-1 following a difficult loss to division rival New York in Week Two. The argument can be made that the Pats are actually an 0-2 team, as New England had to rely on another epic Tom Brady comeback to down the lowly Buffalo Bills by a mere point.

Given the events of the past couple weeks, one thing is clear: The expectations Patriots fans had going into the season need to be toned down, at least for now.

That's the easy part to recognize. The harder part to identify is why, with so much talent and a likely Hall of Fame coach at the helm, are the Patriots floundering?

The easy ...

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