The NFL preseason is underway and many teams are getting the chance to try out new rookies, new lineups and new formations.
However, while there are some teams whose regular season expectations can be dramatically affected by their teams' performance in the next four weeks, there are five teams who have little to prove.
The New England Patriots, led by head coach Bill Belichick, showed why they are one of those five teams last night. They had a complete and total effort almost exclusively with backups in their 47-12 drubbing of the completely over-matched Jacksonville Jaguars.
Most teams aren't as well-stocked as the Patriots. Most teams have rookies playing key roles and risky free agent signings who project to play big minutes this season. They still have a lot to figure out.
But who matches up with the Patriots? Who can say that this preseason will have little to no effect on their regular season?
Let's dig in to the five teams most ready for the 2011 NFL season.