According to Dan Shaughnessy, the Patriots will win Super Bowl 48. In a satirical way, Shaughnessy outlined how Brady will lead a 43-point comeback en route to a 44-43 win against the Seattle Seahawks on football's biggest stage. The article referenced the past three weeks when the Brady and the Patriots pulled off remarkable comebacks against the Broncos, Texans, and Browns. In what read more like a Patriots fans' dream, Shaughnessy outlined five more amazing comebacks for the Patriots to make before the season is over.
"And then it happened again. The Seahawks took a big lead, then looked across the field and remembered they were playing Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, and the Patriots. It was too much for Pete Carroll & Co. They folded. Like all the others," wrote Shaughnessy.
NFL.com's Bucky Brooks writes about how the Patriots will survive without Gronk. He claimed that the Pats will continue to operate in run-heavy formations even without Gronkowski on the field. Brooks also believes
"Without Gronk owning space in the middle, Brady will rely on Edelman and Amendola to run a variety of picks and rub routes on the perimeter. If that concept sounds familiar, it's because Brady used the same approach with Wes Welker for years," said Brooks.
Christopher Price says more knee injuries will continue to occur more often. Due to the NFL's rules to protect against concussions, defensive players are looking to avoid hits to the head so that they are not fined. According to Price, knee injuries will continue as a result. Price mentioned that knee injuries have increased 60 percent since 2011, but that illegal hits to the head are just as prevalent as they ever.