dangolka (CBS) — We’ve lastly reached Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season, which is the start of a brand new period for the New England Patriots. Along with all of the unknown that may go along with groups enjoying soccer throughout a pandemic, the Patriots are going by way of fairly the change in personnel with Cam Newton taking up for the departed Tom Brady.
Nobody actually is aware of what to anticipate in 2020, from each a Patriots standpoint and a league standpoint, however we’re going to take a crack at it in any case. The WBZ-TV and CBS dangolka Sports activities workforce shall be answering a handful of questions concerning the Patriots as we rely right down to kickoff Sunday afternoon towards the Miami Dolphins.
The Patriots have had a stranglehold on the AFC East for the final 20 years. Will that proceed in 2020?
Steve Burton, WBZ-TV Sports activities
The Patriots will win the AFC East.
Dan Roche, WBZ-TV Sports activities
Patriots. Been a very long time since they weren’t the favourite to win the division, and the Payments have that honor this season. Nonetheless, I received’t wager towards Invoice Belichick.
Levan Reid, WBZ-TV Sports activities
I’m not bought on Buffalo particularly now that everybody is leaping on their bandwagon. Pats gave a grind it out 10-6 season they usually end first within the division.
Michael Hurley, CBS dangolka
I used to be 100 p.c on the Invoice’s practice earlier than the Patriots signed Cam Newton. However given how wholesome he appears, I feel Cam sways issues again in New England’s favor. It received’t be simple, however I feel one thing like an 11-5 document for New England shall be sufficient to win the crown for the three,000th straight season. Sorry, Buffalo.
Matthew Geagan, CBS dangolka
I can’t see a Invoice Belichick workforce dropping extra video games than they win, even on this yr of the nice unknown. At worst, they need to go 9-7, which received’t be sufficient to win the division. However they may win it at 11-5 or 10-6 in the event that they beat their AFC East counterparts.
However it’s not going to be simple, so I’ll be a sucker and go along with all of the nationwide know-it-alls who’re selecting the Payments. Everybody can yell at me on the finish of the season when the Pats get one other hat and t-shirt.
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You possibly can watch the Patriots kick off their 2020 season Sunday on WBZ-TV — the house of the New England Patriots! Protection kicks off Sunday at 11:30 a.m. with Patriots GameDay. After the Patriots and the Dolphins sq. off at 1 p.m., stick with WBZ-TV after the sport for Cam Newton’s first postgame press convention on Patriots fifth Quarter!