Top 10 Patriots stories for 2010

Updated: December 31, 2010, 9:20 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

The year began with a crushing home playoff loss that Robert Kraft called the most frustrating of his 17-year ownership tenure, but things have only been looking up from there. When putting "New England Patriots" and "2010" in the same sentence, perhaps it's best summed up this way: What an unexpected ride.

No, it never is dull when it comes to the Patriots, who are an NFL-best 13-2 entering the final week of the regular season. From contract disputes to car accidents involving star quarterbacks ...

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