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Mark Maske
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Mark Maske

Writes the NFL News Feed blog

Brady's Back, So It's the Pats

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This one is not that tough.

Two seasons ago, the New England Patriots took an 18-0 record into the Super Bowl and nearly were remembered as the greatest team in NFL history.

They rewrote large portions of the NFL's offensive record book that season. Tom Brady had one of the best seasons ever for a quarterback, and Randy Moss had one of the best seasons ever by a receiver.

The Patriots were upset by the New York Giants in the Super Bowl, yes, but they still were one of the most dominant teams that the league has seen in quite a while.

Last season, Brady suffered a season-ending knee injury in the opening game. The Patriots turned to a quarterback, Matt Cassel, who hadn't been a starter since high school, and still went 11-5.

Now Brady is back and the Patriots should be reinstalled as the team to beat league-wide.

Any roster with a presumably healthy-once-more Tom Brady on it looks pretty darn good, no matter what Joe Banner says.

By Mark Maske  |  July 27, 2009; 9:12 AM ET  | Category:  Mark Maske Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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