In a matter of only hours after the conclusion of Super Bowl LI, the New England Patriots were already considered the favorite to win Super Bowl LII. Sure, you could chalk that up to the hype and euphoria around the team winning their fifth Super Bowl in 16 years, and completing the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history. But even after the proverbial dust of the offseason has settled, it still seems like the Patriots are, far and away, the team that’s head and shoulders above the 31 other teams in the NFL. To be the champion, you have to beat the champion.
Not only are the Patriots the reigning champions, but they spent the offseason getting better. The Patriots, under head coach Bill Belichick, rarely make any overtures towards free agents sure to garner lucrative contracts. That’s why it came as a surprise to many people when the Patriots quickly inked cornerback Stephon Gillmore to a five-year deal with $65 million, on the first day of free agency. Coming off a Pro Bowl season, Gillmore gives New England a pair of Pro Bowl cornerbacks, alongside Malcolm Butler. Their other big move in free agency wasn’t actually an acquisition, but rather the retention of Pro Bowl linebacker Dont’a Hightower. Hightower opted to return to New England on a four-year, $35.5 million deal. As the middle linebacker for New England (and a favorite of the coaching staff), Hightower was an integral part of the Patriots defense. Being able to retain his services was a huge win for them. On offense, New England gave future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady yet another weapon, in the form of wide receiver Brandin Cooks. The Patriots sent the #32 overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft to New Orleans for the rights to Cook, who will provide Brady with a deep threat that was sorely lacking last year. Add in the acquisitions of defensive end Kony Ealy from Carolina (an underrated pass rusher) and tight end Dwayne Allen (who has shown the ability to be a dominant red zone option), and and you have a roster that’s marked by significant additions to last year’s team. New England already has what will go down as one of the greatest — if not THE greatest — combination of head coach and quarterbacks in Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. Then, there’s the juxtaposition of that fact, plus the rich only getting richer, next to the fact that nobody in their conference really seemed that close to being able to stop them from advancing to the Super Bowl.
For those fans who want to witness their greatness in person, or want to go to a game when the defending champs are in town in order to root against them, our site is the place to get cheap NFL tickets, and more importantly, get great NFL tickets without fees. Speaking of tickets: the Dallas Cowboys, who had the second most wins of any team in the NFL last season (behind the New England Patriots), led the league in NFL ticket sales last year, averaging over 92,500 fans at every one of their home games at AT&T Stadium. Dallas finished with 13 wins, and didn't lose a single game between the middle of September and the middle of November. Considering they'll bring back 10 out of 11 starters on an offense that spent much of the season dominating opponents last year, they have to be considered the favorites to face the Patriots in Super Bowl LII.
The Cowboys raised a few eyebrows around the NFL when they selected running back Ezekiel Elliott with the 4th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, but Elliott repaid them in full by running for more yards than any player in the league, and simultaneously putting up the third highest rushing total of any rookie running back in the history of the NFL (1,631 yards). And yet, the rest of the league actually made the case that Elliott wasn't even the best rookie on his own team. Quarterback Dak Prescott parlayed an injury to longtime incumbent Tony Romo, as well as a spectacular performance in the preseason, into a sterling 13-3 record as the starter of America's most famous team, en route to winning the Offensive Rookie of the Year honors last season. He didn't just "manage" an offense that was filled with stars; he threw for 23 touchdowns and just four picks, while completing 67.8 percent of his throws at a generous eight yards per attempt.
For as magical as the rookie seasons were for Prescott and Elliott, the harder part will be replicating their performances from their first year during their second year in the NFL, now that teams have much more film to study. In other words, what are they going to do for an encore? Elliott is already dealing with the heat of the spotlight, amidst allegations of a domestic assault incident.
Meanwhile, Prescott will have just turned only 24 years old right at the start of training camp, and he's now going to be looked at as the face of the world's most renowned franchise. And while the Cowboys' front office has done a magnificent job of restocking the defensive cupboard with lots of young talent, they'll still enter 2017 with perhaps their best pass rusher suspended for the first four games of the year (defensive end David Irving), and brand new starters at three of the four positions in the secondary.
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