Football is back. More importantly, the Patriots are back.
Over the last few months, we've watched Bill Belichick fine-tune every last nook and cranny of this team. Surprising draft selections, shocking roster cuts and startling new additions have all blended together to create a new team for a new season.
We've waited a long time for this moment.
Now, finally, the New England Patriots are ready for war. It's time to win another banner for the collection.
But before we get our uniforms dirty, let's take a look at what's ahead.
Here are game-by-game predictions for New England's 2012 season.