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Five Reasons the New England Patriots Are Still the Class of the AFC East

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Five Reasons the New England Patriots Are Still the Class of the AFC East
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The New England Patriots should have no problem retaining the AFC East title.

For over a decade, the Patriots have been the class of the AFC East. 

Unfortunately for the rest of the division, this year will be no different. 

Even though they boasted a top five offense, the unit may actually be better due to the addition of Brandon Lloyd and the development of their two young running backs. 

The biggest boost came for a historically bad defense as New England upgraded extensively through the draft and free agency.

Let's take a look at the five reasons the Patriots remain atop the division. 

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