Ten predictions for the 2010 season

Expect a big season from rookie linebacker Brandon Spikes

Updated: September 7, 2010, 3:38 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

Ten predictions for the '10 New England Patriots season to file away and revisit come early January:

1. The Patriots will win 10 games. Although the roster has undergone significant turnover and there are question marks on the defensive side of the ball, an explosive offense triggered by quarterback Tom Brady still makes the Patriots a tough matchup and a club that should be playing into January in the playoffs. The win total would have been higher if not for a run of injuries to ...

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