Teams shatter expectations every year, and to serve as a measuring stick of my own expectations, I decided it would be fun to look back at my expectations for the New England Patriots and see how they fared by comparison.
For the most part, they defied my expectations. Some of that was due to injuries, some of it was due to their 3-3 start to the season, some of it was players either exceeding or falling short of my predictions.
While the overall theme of my original predictions was that the Patriots would enjoy a very successful season, some of my predictions are rather laughable in hindsight.
In the interest of accountability, here's a look back at what I was looking for from the Patriots in 2012, with a look at the final result and whether I was right or wrong.