Not that it comes as much of a surprise to anyone, but the Patriots are a team that receives a lot of national attention, and rightfully so. The team is coming off its fifth appearance in the Super Bowl since the 2001 season and once again looks to be in the thick of the race for another Lombardi Trophy in 2012.
A team that is so heavily covered and scrutinized receives gets nearly every angle of every story covered by one media outlet or another. This being the case, not everything said about the team is actually so. There are plenty of misconceptions that are strewn about in the media, and here are a few of the biggest.