New England Patriots Betting – Belichick, Brady Set Standard High For Patriots Once Again In 2011
With the days of the modern dynasty now well in the rearview mirror and the New England Patriots just looking to make some noise in the AFC postseason once again, head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady will set the standard high once again as they look to make their fifth Super Bowl appearance together in 2011. With the uncertainty of the lockout ahead of the 2011 Belmont Stakes betting race making the picture a little unclear for most teams, the tandem of Belichick and Brady is as close as there is to a guarantee that the Patriots will challenge for an AFC East division title.
That is exactly what they did a year ago when Brady carved up opposition defenses to lead the Patriots to the best record in the AFC, clinching 14 of a possible 16 wins despite what was easily the toughest schedule in the conference. New England had its way with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts, San Diego Chargers, and Baltimore Ravens, while they split in two meetings against the division rival New York Jets. Brady threw for 3900 yards and 36 touchdowns, while BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Danny Woodhead provided the team with the one-two running back punch that the team had lacked for so long. With young players such as Julian Edelman and Aaron Hernandez getting a ton of looks on offense, and Jerod Mayo, Devin McCourty, and Brandon Meriweather exploding on defense, it is clear that the Patriots have groomed a new crop of stars ready to make some sports betting bonus noise in 2011, and an easier schedule could help pave the way.
New England will undoubtedly need to be focused with three of their first four away from home, but dates at the Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills, and Oakland Raiders will hardly scare anyone at this point. The Patriots will then return home to face the rival Jets before welcoming Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys in their final game before the bye week, and although it won’t be easy a perfect six wins isn’t unlikely. New England’s schedule becomes tougher the rest of the way with road games against the defending AFC champion Steelers, the Jets, and the Philadelphia Eagles, as well as home games against the New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs, and Colts, but even with that tough slate the Patriots should emerge at least 11-5 on the heels of such a strong online sports betting start. New England is a versatile team that will have plenty of options, and while they rebuilt over the past couple of years with only a few teams noticing how strong they have become, they are now ready to challenge to win it all. Brady and Belichick represent the strongest core in the league and have for a while, and now they should be able to challenge for a sixth Super Bowl appearance and fifth title together.