For one, no one knows what to expect out of an offensive line that looked downright offensive at points in the preseason. There are also still questions that remain in the secondary, with the group actually getting younger in the offseason. Then there is all that goes with facing a quarterback who has just five NFL games under his belt — despite Bill Belichick’s success against first-time starting QBs (in three debuts, Bill’s squad has come out on top in each of them).
But if there is anything we’ve learned watching the Patriots since Belichick took over is that he will have the team prepared for anything. Here are some keys to the Patriots starting 2012 off with a W.
Containing Chris Johnson
This job can’t be placed on one player — or one group of players — but on the entire defense "
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