7 Reasons New England Patriots Will Improve (Record-Wise) from Last Season

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7 Reasons New England Patriots Will Improve (Record-Wise) from Last Season
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Tom Brady and Co. have their eyes set on another Super Bowl run.

The New England Patriots had their ups and downs during the 2011 season. Yet, it's hard to complain about a 13-3 regular-season record and a Super Bowl appearance. Based on the aggressive moves New England has made this offseason, the Patriots are reloaded for another Super Bowl run.

But with the good comes the bad.

Left tackle Matt Light is retiring, pass-rusher Mark Anderson has signed with the Buffalo Bills, running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis took his law firm to the Cincinnati Bengals, receiver Wes Welker is in a contract standoff, and defensive end Andre Carter's future is unclear.

Nevertheless, New England is primed for another successful season. Here are seven reasons why the Pats will take their play to the next level in 2012.

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