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Why the Patriots are the Real Champs

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Patrick McCarter, Correspondent

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In February, the New England Patriots, not the fabled Steelers, will be hosting the Lombardi Trophy. Heading into this past off-season, the Patriots flaunted the number one offense for two years in a row.

It is true that the same Patriots lost in the AFC Championships to the Broncos defense, but that was mainly due to the lack of play-makers left on the team. The Patriots lost a total of 17 players during the season, including Julian Edelman, Dion Lewis, Danny Amendola, Brandon LaFell, and nearly all of the offensive line. The Patriots didn’t even have the greatest tight end, Rob Gronkowski, at full strength either. So let’s not even count anything from the end of last season. To be fair, the same must be said for the Steelers who also were limping for the finish line.

Here is where the difference between both teams end. During this offseason free agency, the Patriots have made strides to get new players to fix problems on both the offensive and defensive side. The Pats signed Dante Scarnecchia back to being the offensive line coach which will bring some credibility back to the line.

We have also signed new players to the offensive line like Chris Hogan (Wide Receiver) and Martellus Bennett, along with other players for the offensive and defensive line.

If you are not scared by these changes then you will be. When, Rex Ryan, coach of the Buffalo Bills, was asked if he knew how to handle this new Gronk-Bennett duo, he said he had no idea.

With this new high powered offense, the Patriots will not be able to be beat. The same can be said for the defense as well. The Patriots have wasted no money in getting new defensive linebackers either. The Patriots literally have taken no chances during this off season and have tried to fix everything to be perfect.

People believe that Steelers can rally behind their “elite” quarterback in Ben Roethlisberger, but that just leads me to my next point. Tom Brady the quarterback of the Patriots led the NFL in most touchdowns (36) to only 7 interceptions. Ben Roethlisberger only scored 21 touchdowns to 16 interceptions. Tom Brady leads the NFL in most postseason touchdown, yards and wins. Tom Brady also has four super bowl wins compared to Ben Roethlisberger’s two. If a team is destined to win by their quarterback then Tom Brady is the winner. As said above, the Patriots now have more on the offense and the defense is stronger as well.

In reality there will be nobody who will be able to stop the Patriots from winning Superbowl 51 and winning this year’s Lombardi Trophy.

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