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New England Patriots – 2013 NFL Team Preview

New England Patriots – 2013 NFL Team Preview

2012-2013 Regular Season: 12-4 SU | 9-6-1 ATS
2012-2013 Postseason: 1-1 SU | 1-1 ATS

It has become a routine for the New England Patriots to win the AFC East and last season was no different. The Patriots easily won the division with a 12-4 SU record (6-0 SU vs. AFC East) and gained entry to postseason but bombed out in the AFC Championship after getting upset by the Baltimore Ravens. The Patriots were 9-6-1 ATS too and were considered the best team in the NFL for most of the second half of the season.

Last season’s team leader in receiving yards, Wes Welker, surprisingly left the team for the Denver Broncos. To help address the gap at the wide receiver position, the team signed Danny Amendola and re-signed Julian Edelman. Stand-out TE Rob Gronkowski is a question-mark again this season due to injury and the addition of Tim Tebow leaves many people with questions.

New England and the Denver Broncos both have a price of +275 and are the favorites to win the AFC. The Patriots are also currently pegged +600 to win their first Super Bowl since 2005.

New England’s schedule starts off easy playing last season’s AFC East cellar-dwellers. The Patriots pay the Buffalo Bills a visit in Week 1 followed by two straight home games against the New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Their first real test should come in Week 4 at Atlanta. New England is both 3-0 SU and ATS in its last 3 matches against the Falcons who finished last season with a 13-3 SU record, tied for the league’s best with the Broncos.

Key NFL Betting matchups of 2013 NFL Season:

Week 5 @ Cincinnati Bengals: The Patriots are 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS in their last 4 games against Cincinnati.

Week 15 @ Miami Dolphins: Bill Belichick’s team is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at Miami.

New England Patriots bettors should pay attention to:

– TE Rob Gronkowski’s progress following his “minor” surgery in the offseason.

– The Patriots games against co- division teams; they are 6-0 SU against AFC East last season

– Whether New England can find a defensive scheme that works against teams like San Francisco and Seattle, who both beat them.

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