The Patriots don't have the best receiving corps. They don't have the best running back. Plenty could argue that they don't have the best quarterback.
None of that matters.
What matters is that they have the best combination in the league of those three elements to go along with an established offensive line.
Josh McDaniels and Bill Belichick don't hurt their cause, either.
The Patriots led the league in both yards and points by more than a modest margin in 2012. Their 2013 personnel hints at similar results.
With the likes of Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Danny Amendola, Julian Edelman, Aaron Dobson and a couple of new signings that may or may not make the team next year, Tom Brady will have his fair share of options when he drops back.
Of course, health is the biggest concern with this group. Gronkowski, Hernandez and Amendola all found themselves sidelined for a large portion of the 2012 season.
That said, in the 32 combined games they did play last season, they totaled 1,939 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns.
Imagine what they could combine for if they each played a full season (and postseason) in 2013.
Stevan Ridley catapulted New England's run game from 20th in the league in 2011 to 7th in the league in 2012. Just 24 years old, he has much of his career still ahead of him.
His 12 touchdowns and 1,263 rushing yards last season added another dimension to the offense: a dimension opposing defenses will continue to struggle against come September.
If he's able to stay out of harm's way, something he wasn't able to do against the Ravens, he'll be the x-factor in the playoffs next year in controlling the game for Bill Belichick.
A supporting cast of Shane Vereen, Leon Washington, and (possbily) bargain-buy LeGarrette Blount will be around as well to make sure Ridley isn't being overworked.
I mentioned before that the Patriots had three key players to re-sign this offseason. Sebastian Vollmer was one of them. With that signing, the Pats held on to their core group of starting offensive lineman from last season. Their role in 2013 will be key in the Patriots' path to a Super Bowl.