Count me in the group that would not be shocked if they slightly regress. I think it's entirely possible they will be a much better team but could finish with the same or less wins due to the brutal schedule.
There's been so much hype around the team and I'm not quite sure it's totally deserved...yet. There are still a few holes on the roster. I think this team can be very good, compete for the division title and a top 4 team in the AFC if all goes right. I just don't know if they're the SB contenders that many on this board proclaim.
I’m going to go the opposite of the other posters and say I would be surprised with a 16-0 regular season, or even 15-1. However, it would be a very good surprise so I wouldn’t be upset if the team goes out there and gets that! Let’s go Blue!
Good point. CB's effort to mix vets with this young core could really come into play this year. It would be easy to get a big head after that great run last year. The loss to KC was humbling and hopefully the kids will stay with the basics and will focus on improving, not living off last year's record. I'm sure Reich and crew will be preaching it, but the vets could also play a big role in training camp. The competition will also help.