10 NFL Teams (and Two Sad Sagas) to Watch in 2012

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New England Patriots

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You can always count on Tom Brady to be, well, Tom Brady. One Patriot who is anxious to have a flub-free season is wide receiver Wes Welker, who has had rough endings the past two years. Welker was benched for the start of a 2011 playoff game vs. the Jets that the Pats eventually lost (after goofing on Rex Ryan's alleged fondness for feet), and he dropped a pass in last season's Super Bowl, which could have potentially finished off the Giants. Also, will Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez continue to be the most dynamic tight end tandem in the NFL? And what dastardly maneuvers does Bill Belichick have up his sleeve?

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