Originally Posted by TonyR
Without Welker, and potentially without Hernandez and Gronkowski, the Pats suddenly aren't the team I would fear most in the playoffs. So who takes over the pole position? Baltimore? Houston?
While this might seemingly be the case , Bellicheat has had an amazing ability to come through in cases like this before. I wouldn't count them out yet.
On the other hand it would bring a chuckle to my heart to see NE end up 2nd to Miami in the east.