As a New England Patriots fan, it pains me to write this following article.
Don't get me wrong. I want the Patriots to win the Super Bowl. That's a pipe dream. There is no way that the Patriots will win the big game this year.
Patriots fans can tell themselves that this is a "bend-don't-break" defense. They will tell themselves that the top-ranked offense will bail this lowly defense out once again. That's what Patriots fans tell themselves in order to cover up this defense. The Patriots cannot win the Super Bowl.
Not with the current defense. Only time will tell if I'm right or wrong but here is why I believe the Patriots defense will prevent a Super Bowl win.