The dynastic team of this century, no team has dominated their division nor the NFL in quite the way the New England Patriots have done so since the year 2001. However, with veteran Bill Belichick still at the helm, this is very much a new look team finding its feet in the AFC East.

Mac Jones has inherited the starting quarterback role and made an excellent job of it last season and he should continue to improve, however it is the Patriots fine defense that was key for them last season, and that has taken a few hits in the off-season period.

With four tough games to kick off the season, we should have a very good idea of how good, or how bad, this Patriots team is early in the campaign.

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New England Patriots Factfile

  • Owner – Robert Kraft
  • Stadium – Gillette Stadium
  • Capacity – 65,878
  • Super Bowl Wins – 6 (2001, 2003, 2004, 2014, 2016, 2018)
  • Conference Champions – 11 (1985, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Divisional Champions – 22 (AFL East 1963, AFC East – 1978, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2003 to 2007, 2009 to 2019)
  • NFL Legends – Bill Belichick (Coach), Tom Brady (QB), Jim Nance (FB), Randy Moss (WR), Wes Welker (WR), Ty Law (RB), Nick Buoniconti (LB), John Hannah (G), Mike Haynes (CB), Andre Tippett (LB), Richard Seymour (DT), Troy Brown (Utility), Tedy Bruschi (LB), Willie McGinest (LB/DE), Kevin Faulk (RB), Rodney Harrison (S), Matt Light (T), Sam Cunningham (RB), Steve Grogan (QB).
  • Head Coach – Bill Belichick
  • Offensive Coordinator – Bill Belichick
  • Defensive Coordinator – Matt Patricia
  • Special Teams Coordinator – Cameron Achord
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2021/22 Regular Season Record

  • Division – AFC East
  • Record (W-L-T) – 10-7
  • Position – 2nd
  • TD Scored – 51
  • TD Conceded – 30
  • Passing Yards (TD) – 4098 (24)
  • Rushing Yards (TD) – 2151 (24)
  • Turnovers – 30-23 (+7)
  • Defensive Interceptions – 23
  • Fumbles Forced (Recovered) – 11 (7)
  • Offensive Interceptions – 13
  • Fumbles Made (Recovered) – 9
  • Offense Rankings – 25th
  • Defense Ranking – 2nd
  • Special Teams Ranking – 4th

2022 Off-Season Roster Changes

Class Of 2022 Draft Picks

  • Round 1 – Cole Strange (G)
  • Round 2 – Tyquan Thornton (WR)
  • Round 3 – Marcus Jones (CB)
  • Round 4 – Jack Jones (CB), Pierre Strong (RB), Bailey Zappe (QB)
  • Round 5 – None
  • Round 6 – Kevin Harris (RB), Sam Roberts (DT), Chasen Hines (C)
  • Round 7 – Andrew Stueber (OT)

Key Players Leaving New England Patriots (FA & Trades)

  • Shaquille Mason (RG) – Trade (joined Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Dont’a Hightower (LB) – Free Agency
  • Kyle Van Noy (EDGE) – Free Agency (joined Los Angeles Chargers)
  • C.Jackson (CB) – Free Agency (joined Los Angeles Chargers)
  • Ted Karras (RG) – Free Agency (joined Cincinnati Bengals)
  • N’Keal Henry (WR) – Trade (joined Chicago Bears)
  • Brandon Bolden (RB) – Free Agency (joined Las Vegas Raiders)
  • Brandon King (LB) – Free Agency (joined Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jamie Collins (LB) – Free Agency
  • Chase Winovich (LB) – Trade (joined Cleveland Browns)
  • Jakob Johnson (FB) – Free Agency (joined Las Vegas Raiders)
  • Troy Fumagali (TE) – Free Agency (joined San Francisco 49ers)
  • Jarret Stidham (QB) – Trade (joined Las Vegas Raiders)
  • Terez Hall (LB) – Free Agency
  • Gunner Olszewski (WR) – Free Agency (joined Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Alex Redmond (RG) – Free Agency

Key Players Joining New England Patriots (FA & Trades)

  • DeVante Parker (WR) – Trade (from Miami Dolphins)
  • Terrance Mitchell (CB) – Free Agency (from Houston Texans)
  • Jabril Peppers (S) – Free Agency (from New York Giants)
  • Ty Montgomery (RB) – Free Agency (from New Orleans Saints)
  • Lil’Jordan Humphrey (WR) – Free Agency (from New Orleans Saints)
  • Mack Wilson (LB) – Trade (from Cleveland Browns)

Key Players Re-Signed This Summer

  • Devin McCourty (S)
  • Trent Brown (RT)
  • Henry Anderson (EDGE)
  • Matt Slater (WR)
  • James White (RB)
  • Nick Folk (K)
  • Carl Davis (DL)
  • Brian Hoyer (QB)
  • Harvey Langi (LB)
  • Ja’Whaun Bentley (LB)
  • Jakobi Meyers (WR)

New England Patriots Projected Key Players 2022/23 Season

Offense

  • QB – Mac Jones, Brian Hoyer, Bailey Zappe
  • RB – Damien Harris, Rhamondre Stevenson, Pierre Strong Jr, James White, Kevin Harris
  • WR – DeVante Parker, Kendrick Bourne, Nelson Agholor, Jakobi Meyers, Ty Montgomery, Tyquan Thornton, Kristian Wilkerson, Malcolm Perry, Tre Nixon, Matthew Slater
  • TE – Henry Hunter, Jonnu Smith, Devin Asiasi, Dalton Keene, Matt Sokol
  • LT – Trent Brown, Justin Herron
  • LG – Cole Strange, Drew Desjarlais, Arlington Hambright
  • C – David Andrews, James Ferentz, Darryl Williams
  • RG – Mike Okwenu, Will Sherman,
  • RT – Isaiah Wynn, Yasir Durant

Defense

  • DE/EDGE – Deatrich Wise Jr, Henry Anderson, Bill Murray
  • DT – Christian Barmore, Lawrence Guy, Davon Godchaux, Byron Cowart, Carl Davis Jr, Byron Cowart, Sam Roberts
  • OLB – Matt Judon, Josh Uche, Ronnie Perkins, Anfernee Jennings
  • MLB – Ja’Whaun Bentley, Mack Wilson, Raekwon McMillan, Cameron McGrone, Jahlani Tavai, Harvey Langi
  • CB – Malcolm Butler, Terrance Mitchell, Jalen Mills, Jonathan Jones, Marcus Jones, Jack Jones, Myles Bryant, Justin Bethel, Shaun Wade, Joejuan Williams
  • SS – Kyle Dugger, Jabrill Peppers, Joshuah Bledsoe
  • FS – Devin McCourty, Adrian Phillips, Cody Davis

Special Teams

  • KR – Ty Montgomery, Pierre Strong Jr., JJ. Taylor
  • LS – Joe Cardona
  • K – Nick Folk
  • P – Jake Bailey

2022/23 Season Schedule

  • Preseason 1 – v New York Giants (11th Aug)
  • Preseason 2 – v Carolina Panthers (20th Aug)
  • Preseason 3 – @ Las Vegas Raiders (26th Aug)

Regular Season

  • Week 1 – @ Miami Dolphins (11th Sep)
  • Week 2 – @ Pittsburgh Steelers (18th Sep)
  • Week 3 – v Baltimore Ravens (25th Sep)
  • Week 4 – @ Green Bay Packers (2nd Oct)
  • Week 5 – v Detroit Lions (10th Oct)
  • Week 6 – @ Cleveland Browns (16th Oct)
  • Week 7 – v Chicago Bears (24th Oct) MNF
  • Week 8 – @ New York Jets (30th Oct)
  • Week 9 – v Indianapolis Colts (6th Nov)
  • Week 10 – Bye Week
  • Week 11 – v New York Jets (20th Nov)
  • Week 12 – @ Minnesota Vikings (24th Nov)
  • Week 13 – v Buffalo Bills (1st Dec) TNF
  • Week 14 – @ Arizona Cardinals (12th Dec) MNF
  • Week 15 – @ Las Vegas Raiders (18th Dec)
  • Week 16 – v Cincinnati Bengals (24th Dec)
  • Week 17 – v Miami Dolphins (1st Jan)
  • Week 18 – @ Buffalo Bills (8th Jan)

Games selected for Thursday Night Football (TNF), Monday Night Football (MNF) or International Series (ISL – London, ISMC – Mexico City, ISMU – Munich) are indicated as shown.

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New England Patriots – Strengths

  • Mac Jones looked to be developing very nicely into a quality NFL quarterback and his development should continue well in this offense.
  • As one of the best coaches in history, Bill Belichick will be able to get the best out of every player he keeps on his 53-man roster.
  • Cole Strange has the potential to be an excellent addition to the offensive line, affording Jones more protection and opening up the running game.

New England Patriots – Weaknesses

  • The Patriots have lost a lot of star quality in defense, especially in the secondary and for a team that was not that great against the pass in the last couple of years, that is a huge worry.
  • There is a lack of top calibre NFL talent in this squad, perhaps the most in the past 20 years for the Patriots.
  • This isn’t a team that is built to score quickly. Can they come back if they fall behind in a game? I am not so sure.

Season Predictions & Top Betting Picks For The New England Patriots

  • Regular Season Record Prediction – 8-9
  • Playoffs? – No
  • Super Bowl Winning Odds – 35/1
  • Conference Champion Odds – 18/1
  • Divisional Winner Odds – 17/4
  • Best Player on Offense – Mac Jones QB
  • Best Player on Defense – Matt Judon OLB
  • Best Rookie – Cole Strange LG
  • Surprise Of The Season – Patriots to struggle somewhat on defense and finish third in the division, just a couple of games ahead of the resurgent Jets.

After losing a number of key players in the off-season, I think the Patriots may struggle a little this year. Jones will lead the offense well but I can see this defense having some tough games against the Dolphins and Jets, which may mean the Patriots are relegated to third best in the AFC East.

Our Favourite Pre-Season Betting Picks For The New England Patriots

The odds shown and each market for New England Patriots is taken from Bet365 Sport

  • Tip 1 – Under 8/5 Season Wins – 10/11
  • Tip 2 – To Make The Playoffs – No – 5/9
  • Tip 3 – Division Finishing Position – 3rd – 7/5

*All odds shown were correct at the time of writing with Bet365 Sport but are likely to have changed in the meantime and may also change further as the season progresses.